Illuminate Your Outdoor Features With These Great Lighting Design Tips
What separates great outdoor lighting design from subpar lighting design? It’s obvious when you see it. It’s the kind of outdoor ambiance that lends a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, long after the sun sets. It illuminates your outdoor features and creates focal points throughout your yard.
It’s easier than you think to create a great outdoor lighting plan for your home’s exterior areas. Here’s how to make it happen.
Make safety and security your #1 goals.
They sound similar, but they’re a little different. Safety involves making your outdoor paths accident-proof. Security focuses more on motion lighting to deter criminals and animals.
You can begin to secure your home by making sure that the entrances to your home and the paths that surround it are devoid of shadows and well-lit. These areas include the front entrance, side and back doors, and garden paths.
If you have stairs, don’t neglect to light them. LED strip lighting may be used as well as step lights or under-tread lights. A lighting designer can help you determine the right type of lighting for your steps.
A good lighting plan to secure your home typically means adding motion sensors as part of your outdoor lighting design. When someone comes onto your property, their motion turns lights on outside.
Timers can also be used to turn lighting on and off at pre-selected times. It’s even possible to use a smart lighting app that lets you remotely control when the lights turn on and off.
A lighting consultant can help you evaluate your outdoor areas and design the best lighting plan for your outdoor area’s safety and security.
Consider Illuminating Your Outdoors With Energy-Efficient LED Lighting
Most Houstonians want to beautify their outdoor areas, but don’t want to break the bank doing so. There’s a simple solution — LED lighting.
LED lighting can increase the security and safety of your landscaping while beautifying it. The best part of all is that LED fixtures and bulbs are an energy-efficient way to do it.
LED lights outperform other types of lighting by up to 25 times longer while using 75% less energy or more.
Upgrading your landscaping lighting may be a slight investment for you, but you’ll save much more in the long run. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade to LED lighting?
Put the Spotlight on Your Yard and Its Garden Features
An experienced lighting designer can help you decide which of your outdoor features should be part of your lighting plan. Perhaps you have an outdoor sculpture or garden areas that will come alive by adding outdoor lighting?
Do you have a water feature? You’d be amazed at how enchanting water and light can be when brought together with brilliant lighting design.
What’s more, there are waterproof lighting products that can give your outdoor features the dramatic attention they deserve. Whether you have a fountain, pool, or other water feature, our professional lighting designer can help you choose the best lighting for each feature.
Don’t Forget Functionality When Considering Lighting Design
Houston is home to some of the most beautiful weather in the U.S. We’re blessed to have a bounty of warm, sunny days to enjoy the great outdoors. This is all the more reason to make your outdoor living spaces as comfortable and well-lit as you can so you can enjoy your yard from dawn to dusk.
You work hard and live a busy lifestyle. You deserve to relax and unwind in the comfort of your landscape. Personalize your outdoor living space and make it enjoyable for you and your family as well as your guests.
Perhaps you’ll want a dimming system that will allow you to control the lighting when you have guests over or want to have a romantic steak dinner for two from the grill? Maybe you’ve had your eye on a special chandelier for some time. Why not bring the indoors outside?
And don’t forget, it does get hot in Houston. So, an outdoor ceiling fan might be just what you need to cool things off a bit.
While some of these products are often thought of as indoor features, a lighting expert can help you find a waterproof, weather-resistant, and safe product for your outdoor living areas.
Before finalizing any plans to illuminate your outdoor areas and landscaping features, contact a professional that understands lighting.
At Illuminations Lighting Design, we more than understand it. We’re experts at creating wonderful outdoor areas that’ll offer the safety and security you need, with the beauty and functionality you want and deserve.
Contact our Houston lighting designer to set up a consultation. We’d love to learn more about what your needs are and help you get your project started. We serve the Houston and surrounding areas including Baytown, Katy, Missouri City, Bellaire, Deer Park, Hilshire Village, Waller, Stafford, Webster, Pasadena, and more.
Give us a holler at 1-713-863-1133 or 1-800-863-1184. We look forward to helping you create the outdoor lighting design of your dreams.