|There are many outdoor lighting techniques that can be created using the wide variety of lighting products on the market, so take a look at our master class below and speak to your designer if there's a technique you'd like to use.
Accent & Spotlighting
This a great, and quick way to add drama to a landscaped garden. Position intense and focused lights near the base of a sculpture, tree or near a rendered wall. For maximum dramatic impact this technique is best used sparingly.
Downlighting is an effective and affordable method for security outdoor lighting. To illuminate large areas position bright spotlights on or near the roof of your property. To light a pathway, mount smaller luminaires near the ground.
Cross Outdoor Garden Lighting>
If your aim is to show off a beautiful statue or an old gnarled tree, you'll love the soft flattering light that is produced by cross garden lighting. To do this, position a spotlight on either side of the object you wish to illuminate. The multiple beams of light produce softer shadows and reveal more detail.
Path and Outdoor Lighting
There is perhaps nothing more beckoning that a well lit garden path. Place low level on either side of a path or or walkway. As an added benefit, path garden lighting provides a safe walkway that can add an element of home security.
Shadowing and silhouetting
If you have a tree or statue with a striking profile in front of a wall or other surface, shadowing can be a very elegant way to add some drama to your outdoor space. Place recessed luminaires in front of the object to create shadows on the surface beyond. Silhouetting is the opposite of shadowing, this garden and outdoor lighting technique is equally as simple. Just position a recessed luminaire behind and below the object to create a spectacular silhouette.
If you've invested in landscaping your garden with flower beds and low shrubs, you'll want to enhance its nighttime appeal with spread lighting. To do this, position luminaires to illuminate low lying landscaping and ground cover.
If a canopy of branches covers your garden, try this technique, place recessed garden and outdoor lighting luminaires in the ground and angle the lamp upwards. The illuminated branches or architecture will provide an interesting point of visual interest and reflect a soft light onto your garden and patio.