Evergreen Landscape

The Decorative Eyes of an Outdoor Lighting Contractor

by Marcus Pickett, homeadvisor.com

You may be able to install simple low voltage outdoor lighting by yourself, but for truly dramatic lighting, hiring an outdoor lighting contractor is the way to go. Not only do these contractors have years of experience in outdoor lighting design, there's a good chance they have access to outdoor lighting fixtures not available to the general public. Safely installing extensive or high end lighting may require proper licensing. Finding an outdoor lighting contractor that will enable you to bring your landscaping to life at any time of the day is a valuable addition to any home.

Outdoor Lighting Techniques

Downlighting-Lighting that comes from above an object or area. Particularly good at lighting the ground for safety and imitating natural lighting.

Uplighting-Lighting that comes from below an object or area. Shadowing and silhouetting create dramatic aesthetic effects, but minimize ground lighting.

Deck Lighting-Can act as its own daylight savings time. Specially designed to minimize accidents and the attraction of insects.

Tree Lighting-Many trees are even more stunning at night. Uplighting will highlight the contours of the tree; downlighting will highlight shrubs and gardens under the tree.

Grazing-Lighting effect that emphasizes surface texture. Mostly used on a home's exterior for nighttime curb appeal.

Area and Path Lighting-General lighting that ensures safety and illumination for important landscaping areas.

Feel free to call Mike today at 781-585-6182 to discuss your next landscaping project.