Determining the Focus for Your Landscape Lighting

Define the focus for illuminating your yard. Maybe the desired effect is to set a soft and romantic glow for the warm summer evening. There could be a shadowy corner to brighten or a meandering path through the garden that you want to illuminate.

After the focus is clearly defined, make a sketch of your yard. The sketch should include all existing lights, buildings, benches, trees, and shrubs. Accurately reflect the height of everything in the sketch as it will be important to know how each item will reflect and absorb light.

Decide where lighting should be placed to achieve the defined focus. To achieve the romantic glow, landscape lights should be placed under foliage. For path lighting, a series of stake lights should be placed on one side, both sides, or alternating sides along the path’s border.

Understand the expense and effort in creating your lighting design.120-volt lighting requires the greatest effort, burying conduit encased wires at a depth of 18-inches. Hiring a licensed electrician to install these electrical components is an added expense.
Define the focus for illuminating your yard. Maybe the desired effect is to set a soft and romantic glow for the warm summer evening. There could be a shadowy corner to brighten or a meandering path through the garden that you want to illuminate.

After the focus is clearly defined, make a sketch of your yard. The sketch should include all existing lights, buildings, benches, trees, and shrubs. Accurately reflect the height of everything in the sketch as it will be important to know how each item will reflect and absorb light.

Decide where lighting should be placed to achieve the defined focus. To achieve the romantic glow, landscape lights should be placed under foliage. For path lighting, a series of stake lights should be placed on one side, both sides, or alternating sides along the path’s border.

Understand the expense and effort in creating your lighting design.120-volt lighting requires the greatest effort, burying conduit encased wires at a depth of 18-inches. Hiring a licensed electrician to install these electrical components is an added expense.

Using low-voltage lighting only requires an outdoor receptacle and a transformer to converts the 120 household volts to the 12-volt lights.
Solar is an easy landscape lighting choice as no electrical wiring is required. Be mindful to position the lights to fully optimize the photovoltaic cell receives enough sunlight during the day to shine at night.

Choose lighting fixtures that fall within your budget, making sure to add the cost of any necessary contract labor needed for installation. If you choose solar fixtures, there is often no huge labor or operating expenses associated with them unless a solar panel is needed to generate the light at night.

Lighting placement

Based on your lighting focus, place fixtures at various angles and distances from the focus object.
Garden paths require soft spot landscape lights placed at equal distances. For the moonlit mood, lights with a blue hue are recommended.

Contact Silvermoon Lighting for a thorough and professional evaluation of your landscape lighting needs.

Using low-voltage lighting only requires an outdoor receptacle and a transformer to converts the 120 household volts to the 12-volt lights.
Solar is an easy landscape lighting choice as no electrical wiring is required. Be mindful to position the lights to fully optimize the photovoltaic cell receives enough sunlight during the day to shine at night.

Choose lighting fixtures that fall within your budget, making sure to add the cost of any necessary contract labor needed for installation. If you choose solar fixtures, there is often no huge labor or operating expenses associated with them unless a solar panel is needed to generate the light at night.

Lighting placement
Based on your lighting focus, place fixtures at various angles and distances from the focus object.
Garden paths require soft spot landscape lights placed at equal distances. For the moonlit mood, lights with a blue hue are recommended.

Contact Silvermoon Lighting for a thorough and professional evaluation of your landscape lighting needs.