In the dead of winter, when the air is cold and crisp, and there is snow all around, you spend a lot more time indoors than out. But before you know it, spring will arrive, and then summer will be right around the corner, knocking on your door. But before those warmer days come, and you start spending more time outdoors, you might want to think about some new landscape lighting ideas to spruce up your outdoor areas at night.
Perhaps you have the prettiest shrubs and specimen trees in the neighborhood, and they look stunning during the daylight hours when the sun is shining bright. But when night falls, the lovely view of your landscape fades into the darkness. There’s not much else you can do except go inside for the evening Driveway bollards.
Fortunately, with landscape lighting, you can turn your darkened surroundings into an outdoor living space that you can use long after the sun goes down. Sit out on your patio, porch, or deck, have a hot or cold drink, and enjoy an evening get-together with your family, friends, or neighbors.
Placing lighting around your house does a lot to liven it up at night. Highlight your trees, shrubs, flower garden, fountains, statuary, rocks, walls, walkways, patio, deck, and many other unique landscape features. You can use a variety of different lighting techniques such as downlighting, uplighting, backlighting, shadow lighting, moonlighting, and wash lighting to make your outdoor areas really shine.
There are several different lighting options to choose from, including traditional 120-volt, 12-volt, solar, and LED lights. Of these, the 120v systems pose the greatest risk of injury to those who are untrained or inexperienced with line voltage electrical circuits. A licensed lighting technician or electrician should generally install these 120-voltage systems. On the other hand, low voltage 12v lights, solar, and LED lights can be easily installed by anyone with no special training or tools.