Evening garden atmosphere totally depends on lighting and the way it is arranged. Evening garden atmosphere totally depends on lighting and the way it is arranged. Make the most of your gardenby choosing the right lighting solutions.
Choosing garden lights
Garden style determines what kind of lighting you should have. The best lighting option for French style garden are classic lights, combining art forging elements. Forged lanterns should be sturdy and proof against climate conditions. They look great with members of the conifer clan (Ephedra),symmetrical flower beds and parterre lawn.In order for forged street lighting to be long lasting and durable,it is covered with rustproof paint. Forged elements play a big role in creating unique landscape design. Garden lights are a distinctive feature of the garden, highlighting main garden constructions and other design elements. Park lighting is usually used to mark out the paths both in public and private properties. Classic garden lights, with different design elements to them, such as monograms, can be made of aluminum or iron. But to blend well with any modern garden design, it is a good idea to choose simple lighting solutions.
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Garden lighting with reflected type of light (single floodlight) works best for lighting up larger areas, like parking lots, driveways, sport facilities, public parks. Accent lighting is great for highlighting individual shrub clusters or trees, creating a real focal point. The most common garden type of lightingis using rows of deck lights to mark out a path or decking sections in the garden. If your garden is not that big, small lighting with low brightness is a good option. Except performing its main function, garden lighting also enhances your property. You can completely renovate recreation area, pond or main entrance way. Right type of lighting links together all the elements in the garden, creating a coherentimage. Garden lighting can also highlight the pond, pool or flower garden. Before purchasing, make sure the lighting you choose blends well with main buildings architecture. Garden lighting should be practical, gusty wind and pouring rain proof, resistant to dramatic temperature changes. Modern garden lights have special codes attached to them, informing the customer about degree of protection to changing weather conditions.
Natural candle light glow creates romantic atmosphere and cozy environment. Steps, seating areas, patios and deck edges will benefit from these types of lighting.
Huge variety of lighting solutions, materials and colors allows to choose the ideal option for lighting up your garden. Small decking lights, like bollards, or built-in luminescent or light-emitting diodes will do the job.
The latter ones are cost-efficient and practical, can withstand heavy loads and are protected against moisture.These types of lighting will work best for lighting up decking areas in your garden.
Decking lighting ideas
You can create starry night effect on the decking surface. With the help of built-in lights it is easy to accentuate certain plants, like spectacular bonsai, low white cedars, pines and junipers. Built-in decking lights will enhance interesting features of planted shrubs and flowering plants.
Types of garden lighting
There is a huge variety of gardenlighting options: starting from different shapes and sizes, ending with light direction and brightness levels.In terms of shape they differentiate between classic, bollards, spherical and semi spherical types of lighting. The ability to place them in different garden areas allows to choose various lighting options. Garden lights can be suspended or flush-fitted wall lights; positioned intosoil, deck floors or ponds.They are usually placed at different levels, the way that helps to accentuate garden plants and small architectural forms. Garden lightswill help you to make the most of your garden. They need to blend well with the architecture of the house and main garden constructions, creating the atmosphere and cozy environment in your garden.
Garden lighting is usually placed at different levels. Depending on the bulbs, you can visually expand your outdoor space. The following types of garden lighting- spotlights (which draw attention to certain garden elements) and single floodlight (for lighting up larger areas) can have bulbs with different brightness. Choosing the right garden lighting optionscomplements the design and allows you to make the most of your outdoor space.
Lawn lighting can be of different kinds: LED, subterranean built-in lighting(sphere or square shaped), versatilestanding streetlights. Lawn lighting powered by solar energy are quite popular as well; you don’t need to have special skills in order to install them and they are easy to use. Subterranean lighting is used to light up large areas like streets and squares, as well as for private outdoor spaces.They highlight certain garden elements, mark out edges of the lawn, paths and steps. This type of garden lighting is air and shock proof. Streetlight spherelights is a great option to light up the lawn. It provides soft and warm light for a softer effect.
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Pond lighting creates unique light effects in your garden when the sun has already set. They can be floating or installed either under the water or at the shore. One of the requirements is making sure that electric equipment and mounting are safe and secure. Underwater lighting requiresLED or halogen lamps and is usually mounted in soil, between the rocks or in a specially designed place.
Lighting bulbs can be of various kinds: halogen and metallogenic, LED or filament. If you are using halogen or filament lamps, it is a good idea to place them far fromplants, as they will be susceptible to heat. Due to the fact that filament lamps are non-durable, LED lighting is more commonly used.It is considered to be cost-efficient and energy conserving; can be mounted under the water as well. Lighting powered by solar energy is also very popular, being eco-friendly and maintenance free.
You can choose among low-voltage (12 volt), high voltage (220 volt) or alternating current (24 volt) garden lighting. Garden lighting can also have motion sensors, they can be placed in different garden areas. These types of lighting are very cost-efficient, as the sensors work only in effective range. One of the important requirements is for garden lighting to be long lasting, sturdy and durable. Wisely placed, garden lightingwill enhance your property and light up all the desired elements after the sun has set.