Lighting For Outdoor Safety
One of the first things we look at when designing landscape lighting is safety. It’s important to look at lighting the steps and paths and to pay special attention to where the shadows will fall. Lighting from the side or from below will help to ensure shadows won’t obscure vision.
Lighting For Outdoor Security
Just as safety is addressed we always consider security. We look for places where potential predators could hide. Not only does lighting deter prowlers, it creates a feeling of comfort for guests as well. Dark pockets in a yard can heighten feeling of insecurity, whereas a well lit property will provide a more secure and relaxing environment. How you feel about a space can be just important as how it looks.
Landscape lighting can enhance security even after everyone has gone to bed. Many lighting systems offer the option of an inexpensive timer that includes an override system operated by remote control. A small remote can be kept by the bed stand so that if you hear sounds in your yard from unwanted animals or even someone walking across the lawn, you can turn on your landscape lights right from your bed. Instant “on” lighting can send a prowler running.
Lighting That Creates Mood And Style With Color
With safety and security issues considered, the real fun begins and our attention to the myriad of artistic effects that are possible with creative lighting.