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Tree Lighting Designed with Three Techniques

Every home has its unique focal point. Some have a beautiful brick façade, while others feature large, seamless windows, but for many it’s their landscape and especially their featured trees.

Tree lighting is a key component to outdoor lighting design, by creating depth and concluding the overall design. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Virginia Beach, we apply three main techniques for tree lighting.

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Different Types of Tree Lighting Design


Tree LightingSpotlighting is one of the most obvious tree lighting techniques but also one of the best. Spotlighting allows you to appreciate a statement tree all day long. Spotlighting a tree can extend your sight line further into your yard.

These fixtures are installed at the base of the tree and are pointed up towards it. Installing the lights at ground level illuminates the tree in its entirety from the trunk to the tree branch.


Moonlighting is meant to subtly illuminate your tree. The goal behind moonlighting is to mirror the effect of light from the moon. These fixtures are installed high in the tree branches and positioned downward.

Moonlighting is a beautiful technique for cozy outdoor fireplaces and living spaces.


Shadow LightingShadow tree lighting adds depth and texture to your Virginia Beach home. This lighting technique focuses not only on the tree but also the shadowing it creates. The fixtures for this technique are placed in front of the tree and are cast at an angle to place the shadow in a desired direction.

If you’re looking to spice up your landscape at night, then give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Virginia Beach a call at (757) 665-2668 to start your custom outdoor lighting design consultation now!