Where to Put Landscape Lighting on Your Property

May 21, 2018 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The right lighting on your property can add a whole lot of aesthetic appeal and value. Of course, whenever you decide you’re going to install landscape lighting, it’s important to have a plan of where you will place it on your property.

Here are some ideas from an outdoor electrician in Forsyth County, GA of where you can put fixtures on your property to get the most out of your landscape lighting:

  • Paths: You’ll want to make sure all paths and walkways on your property are well lit, not just for the welcoming appearance that lighting provides, but also for the safety and security of your visitors and family members. You don’t necessarily need extremely bright lighting for these walkways—just enough to help people see where they’re going. Having the lights facing down will prevent glare, and you might even choose to individually light up walkway pavers for an added ambience.
  • Entryways: You’ll want to have lights at all entry points to your home or any other structures on your property. You might consider having lights on either side of the door, or right above, depending on the space you have available and the look you’re trying to achieve.
  • Patios and decks: These outdoor seating and visiting spaces need some light to make them usable during the evenings when the weather is nice. You can accomplish some uplighting in these areas by having your lights directed upward toward an umbrella or deck “ceiling”/pergola if you want to get an indirect effect with your lighting on the area.
  • Gazebos: If you have a gazebo on your property, you can have interior and exterior lighting installed to create an extra-interesting aesthetic with the structure at nighttime.
  • Driveway: Using some low-voltage landscape lighting can help you illuminate the driveway, which is especially useful if you have a long driveway in an area without much lighting. This will ensure your vehicle stays on the pavement, as your way will be lit up for you.
  • Steps: If you have any steps on your property, you should make sure you have lighting near them for safety purposes. You can light either the risers or treads—so long as people are able to see the steps coming, this will make them much safer for nighttime use.
  • Interesting architectural elements: If you have any unique or interesting architectural features on your property, you might consider lighting them up to give a different perspective at night. You can use lighting to highlight a specific wall, or to create interesting shadows or highlights.
  • Plants and gardens: If you have specific plants, trees, gardens or other natural elements you would like to highlight or use to create shadows in interesting ways on your property, you might consider adding lighting sources near them.

For more tips about how to get the most aesthetic value out of your landscape lighting, contact an outdoor electrician in Forsyth County, GA at Duke Electric Co. today. We look forward to working with you!

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