Outdoor lighting plays a big role in a garden, providing safe and comfortable environment. That’s why the requirements to choosing outdoor lighting and creating lighting project itself are very high. Outdoor lights should meet safety standards and withstand changing weather conditions.
Outdoor lightsand luminaires
Outdoor lights with intense focused beam provide well-lightedLareasin the garden. Lights are mounted on high footing, lighting up larger areas. Halogen lamps, LEDs or filament lamps work best here. Outdoor lighting is a basic light source in the garden. It can consist of built-in or suspended luminaires, lights and more powerful floodlights. Outdoor luminaires help to mark out garden paths, ponds and recreation areas, highlight flower garden and small architectural forms. All outdoor lighting solutions, be it a spotlight, accent light or single floodlight are very long lasting and durable.
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One of the things to pay attention to is brightness level and the ability to withstandunfavorable weather conditions. There is a huge variety of outdoor lighting solutions, both in terms of style and mounting options.
Architectural lighting creates comfortable lighting conditions in your garden, lighting up the facades of the buildings and other garden constructions. There is a wide range of lighting effects available: from wall washer lighting effects for evenlylighting walls, floodlights and spotlights to intense focused beams. Architectural lighting is alsoused to emphasize the important features of buildings, hiding any drawbacks if necessary. Powerful halogen lamp is a perfect option here. Architectural luminaires include floodlights, linear and double-sided luminaires.
Garden lanterns fall into the category of landscape garden lighting solutions. They emphasize garden design and lay of the ground. Lanterns are usually placed along the paths, in recreation areas or decking sections. Putting them in calm water ponds creates a stunning effect. Sky lanterns of different sizes and shapes also belong to garden lanterns category.
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They are small hot air balloons with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended,their bright colors look stunning in the sky.
Lighting design projects and installation
When designing garden layout, outdoor lighting is always taken into account. With appropriate lighting solutions you can highlight all important garden elements. Landscape and lighting design projects are usuallyimplemented simultaneouslyto avoid possible problems later on, such as repaving the paths or replanting flower beds and shrub clusters. Professional lighting design will help you to make the most of your garden by emphasizing the desired elements and creating a cohesive cozy environment. Lighting design is a complex challenging task, requiring appropriate project documentation, based on which all important decisions (like choosing luminaires and brightness levels, determining places and ways to install cables) are made. Outdoor lighting project includes text documents, graphic diagrams and technical calculations; it provides for such options aslights turning on and off automatically (few or all of them, especially if it is a large property) and lights and luminaires safe service. When designing lighting system things to be considered are lights control options, installing cables and power supply sources and their accessibility,lighting color temperature (cold or warm). Outdoor lighting designis based on project documentation, crucial information for further mounting and whole design concept. Lighting installation is conducted according to schematic diagrams. First, lights and luminaires units are installed along with cables conduits; safety measures are then taken to protect installed constructions. Next step is installing light fixtures and connecting them to the power source.
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Outdoor lighting allows to createvarious light effects, provides for necessary amount of light both in the evening and at day time, highlights individual elements in the garden. Different types of garden luminaires, floodlights and lights account for appropriate outdoor lighting. Adding lights to the outdoor space enhances your garden and creates comfortable lighting conditions suitable for safety. When the sun has set, outdoor lighting transforms the garden into a different place. Options to choose from are small subterranean and ground-based luminaires or LED floodlights. These types of lighting can also be used for lighting up trees, emphasizing their shape and beauty.
There is a wide range of lighting effects to light up your country house: from very focused beams of LED lightsand cove lighting, to floodlight for lighting up larger areas. The main aim here is to draw attention to house by emphasizing its important features and provide comfortable lighting conditions in the evening. With the help of cove lighting, garden and architectural lighting allows to create unique light effects.