Installing professional outdoor lighting makes it possible for you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces after the sun sets. From walls and stairways to decks, patios, and water features, underlighting hardscapes improves your home’s safety and enhances the beauty of structures around your yard.
For a seamlessly blended outdoor lighting scheme, plan the design with both your hardscape and softscape (or landscape) in mind.
What is Landscape Underlighting?
Underlighting is a type of outdoor lighting style where the bulb is positioned under a canopy. The light shines from under the canopy and is pointed toward the ground. This lighting is most commonly seen positioned on a post this is set in the ground next to a pathway. But the canopy and light can also be fixed directly to a structure, such as a deck post next to the stairs.
Underlighting Hardscapes Provides Function
Underlighting hardscapes helps ensure that you, your family, and your loved ones are safe. One of the main reasons for this type of lighting is to allow visitors to see where they are going. By adding illumination around stairways and meandering walkways, you help make sure that people can move around your yard without risk of injury. Add underlighting around water features to define perimeters.
For an aesthetic and welcoming look, consider staggering lights on both sides of a pathway.
Underlighting Hardscapes Creates Splendor
Creating beauty and splendor, underlighting hardscapes highlights the textured surfaces of stone, wood, and other natural materials. You can use this lighting to create a sophisticated effect. When using underlighting at the front of your home, position lights around the steps leading to your front door and create a grand entrance. This warm welcome will also enhance your home’s curb appeal.
In both the front and back yards, consider blending your hardscape lighting with your landscape lighting to accentuate nearby plants and foliage.
LEDs Offer Lighting Benefits for Outdoor Living Spaces
LED outdoor lighting systems are one of the best types of lights available because they last longer than any light on the market, have superior performance, and give off very low heat. And because LED lighting is energy efficient, you’ll see the benefit on your electric bills.
In addition, LEDs offer attractive style and color variations. And LED lights don’t attract bugs and mosquitoes, so you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
Call a Professional Landscape Lighting Company
If you want to add outdoor lighting to your home or property, consider the benefits of relying on landscape lighting companies. Professionals have the knowledge, experience and expertise 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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About Dusk to Dawn
Dusk to Dawn is a premier, family-owned St. Louis business serving the greater St. Louis region and beyond. We are one of the only outdoor lighting companies to exclusively use low-voltage LED outdoor lighting systems. With the knowledge and expertise needed for designing and installing outdoor lighting, we work closely with clients to couple their dream with our design and installation expertise. The result is a thoughtful outdoor lighting experience that is stunning and innovative as well as functional and efficient.
Never compromising quality and efficiency and always respecting our client’s time and dollars, our goal is to provide you with the best commercial and residential outdoor lighting.