Thoughtfully designed outdoor lighting plans will include (and combine) a number of different lighting styles to bring your landscape to life after darkness falls. Moonlighting is one lighting effect that you can use to showcase the artistry and beauty of your garden.
What is Landscape Moonlighting?
Moonlighting, or downlighting, emits a soft glow that mimics the moon’s natural light. The lighting fixture is usually positioned high on trees or on a home’s eaves and peaks. The light shines down indirectly through the leaves of a tree, creating a dappled shadow on the ground. Moonlighting is widely used for softly lighting yards, pathways, outdoor living areas, and gardenscapes.
A decided advantage of including the moonlighting style in your outdoor lighting plan is that even when the moon is absent from the night sky you can still enjoy its effect.
Moonlighting Technique Creates a Natural Look
Because it creates a timeless, natural look that’s not artificial, moonlighting will always be in style. Shadows are created on the ground as the light shines through the leaves on the trees. The shadows can even come to life as the leaves blow in the breeze, creating a feeling of relaxing motion.
Moonlighting is best used in combination with other lighting styles. It can also be combined with uplighting for an unforgettable effect. Imagine a tree with moonlighting that is also accented by uplights that make it glow and highlight its intricacies. A combination of effects like this adds beauty and drama to your landscaping.
If you’re thinking about incorporating the moonlighting effect, consider adding filters to give the light a blue tint that more closely mimics the color of moonlight.
LED Outdoor Lights Offer Cost Savings
Low-voltage LED lights are perfect for creating the moonlighting effect. They last longer than any light on the market and give off very low heat. Because they are energy efficient, you’ll see the benefit on your electric bills.
Combine LED lights with brass fixtures and extend the life of your bulbs. The brass metal serves to pull heat away from the bulb, protecting it. The LED/brass combination means your lights will perform in extreme heat and excessive cold without glass breaking or lamps burning out.
LED lights come in a variety of styles and color variations, giving you the option of creating different moonlighting effects.
Call on the Pros for Moonlight Outdoor Lighting
If you want to add moonlighting to your landscape, consider the benefits of relying on the expertise of outdoor lighting companies. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to know the best types of lights to use, how many to install, and how they should be positioned, so you get the greatest benefits.
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