The first purpose of properly lighting your property is safety. The second is decorative. Today, light fixtures as well as the many other types of lighting are designed to be both safety-conscious and decorative. Pathway Landscape Lighting serves both purposes, too. Illuminating the pathway from your sidewalk to your home or driveway to your home keeps you safe and is decorative.
Here are three types of pathway light effects to consider.
Path lighting is considered the most basic pathway lighting. Professionals recommend the use of path lights and bollards. The issue arises with the number of lights to use. People tend to go overboard, and it is understandable because there is no rule, written or unwritten, declaring the correct number to use. Most of the time, consumers use too many. This ends of up crowding the path. Instead, lighting professionals recommend alternating the placement of the lights from one side to the other. You want enough light to help you and guests walk safely to your front door or from point A to point B during the darker hours without feeling like it could be daytime.
At nighttime, things look much different than they do during the daylight hours. Silhouetting can be accomplished with spotlights and well lights along a path. It creates dramatic effects by highlighting items in your landscape or hardscape that are difficult to see in the daytime due to the sun’s rays. Simply place the light behind the item you want to highlight.
When the moon is full, it feels like it lights the world. Moon lighting can create a similar effect. Accomplished with spotlights, place lights on trees and point them down. The light illuminates everything within its reach, like the moon.
Pathway Landscape Lighting creates safety and decorative effects.