Angela Moore

Types of landscape lighting

Free Camping Tent Surrounded With Trees during Nighttime Stock PhotoTo make the territory of the house in the evening hours no less attractive than during the day, it is necessary to intelligently illuminate it. In fact, the development of the lighting project is a combination of some techniques. This is a combination of different levels of landscape lighting schemes and lighting fixtures.

General lighting

Its task is to emphasize the layout of the territory, to show the position of the main structures, access roads, sites, pergolas, buildings, etc. Landscape lighting is provided here by lamps such as:

  • lanterns;
  • projectors;
  • decorative supports;
  • suspension lamps;
  • bollards.

Highlighting the flora

In each landscape, there are green plantations, which can be separated by a directional stream of light. This is a great way to turn flower beds, rock gardens, rock gardens, trees, and bushes into works of art. With the skillful lighting of the landscape, they will play with new colors. What height, power, and type of light supply to choose lamps will depend on the size and shape of the plant, the texture of their trunks, the light absorption capacity of the leaves, and their seasonal variability.

Architectural lighting

This way of lighting in landscape design is designed to emphasize the beauty of the architecture of the buildings. The emphasis is on individual fragments of houses, the texture of the walls, and the originality of the roofs. Preference is given to elegance with good design, lighting structures that are installed on the visors of buildings, their walls, or digging into the ground. For greater efficiency, you can try combinations of highlights.

Hidden lighting

A relatively new trend in landscape lighting. The job of the projectors is not to illuminate the walls, but to create a unique light pattern on them. In this case, it will be possible not only to follow the architectural reliefs of the structure but also to create arbitrary decorative compositions.

Plant landscape lighting shades

Free Woman Standing on Hallway in Between Grass Stock PhotoTo emphasize the unusual shapes of plants and the richness of the color of their leaves, various light sources are used. Their design is selected based on the assigned tasks and with an eye for the current season. Despite some disadvantages, it is recommended to use incandescent lamps, according to today’s standards, in the lighting of vegetation. Lighting is suitable and orientable for projectors with mercury light carriers. They will give the leaves a pleasant turquoise hue.

A serious problem for lighting in landscape design is planting growth. This, by the way, is the main reason why there is a need for seasonal maintenance. Appliances are cleaned, reinstalled, and retouched. For the system to work as fruitfully as possible, it is sometimes even necessary to remove some plants that interfere with its operation. You need to know this in order to throw a stock lead into the initial arrangement. This will greatly simplify the operation of the system in the future and will not become an obstacle for the transfer of lighting devices.


How To Create Lighting In Landscape Design?

Free Aged wooden summer house near pond with rocks near green plants and flowers in garden in sunny day Stock PhotoQuality garden lighting can only provide a multi-level system of properly grouped lighting elements. They will have to simultaneously perform the main functional task of covering the territory and decorating its space with its splendor.

The arrangement of the lighting elements, as a rule, is at the final stage of the development of landscape design. Representing landscape lighting fixtures should focus on the most successful types of windows, to designate private areas and represent ceremonial. Then they are determined the adequacy of the points of placement of the lighting structures and preliminarily assess how powerful the lamps in them should be. This will make it possible to determine more:

  • with the number and type of landscape lighting fixtures that will need to be purchased;
  • the direction of light flow.

Landscape details that need lighting

Free Lights Hanging on Green Leaf Tree Stock PhotoMandatory highlighting is subject to all obstacles on the site, both natural and artificially created. First of all, the lighting of the artificial basins in the landscape design is being set up. This requires a special approach. If you create perimeter lighting, even the puddle will look like an incredibly deep, almost dark vortex. But the location of the light sources at the bottom or directly on the surface of a water object will produce the opposite effect, and instead of a scary black abyss, a mysterious site will appear on the site, for example.

Alpine hill – is an ideal place to transform the imagination. Illumination of such an element in landscape design can be done as a single-torch lantern mounted on top, and several flat luminaires laid in the base. Any decision, of course, will enrich the composition and advantageously present the most successful elements.

You can resort to a non-standard option for landscape lighting and let the alpine slide glow with serpentines, and garlands. If there is no need to accentuate any detail of the object, the lamp must be removed from it. In this case, such representatives of landscape lighting as directional light lamps will be good. The rock garden surrounded by them will look natural.

Flower beds and flower beds can be illuminated in a non-standard way, using glass as an old glass vase. Inside the tank, they put the bulbs that work on solar energy.

But the traces are highlighted not only for a decorative purpose. Here, the safety aspect is also relevant, so it will be necessary to conduct a proper selection of luminaire designs. They must correspond to the architectural solution of the alleys.