Resorts, country clubs, casinos, and five star hotels all come to Illuminations Lighting and Design for high end lighting services that illuminate exclusive entertainment by unifying natural features and architectural keynotes. High-end lighting clients invest tremendous revenue in the very best construction and custom landscaping in the world. After sunset, these features require exact levels of light and special lighting effects to distinguish their superior value throughout all hours of the night. By approaching high end lighting as a systematic application of four strategic layers of custom lighting design, ILD consultants develop a custom overlay of light that creates special effects in water features, makes trees and ornamental vegetation clearly visible, and brings out the richness and uniqueness of exclusive building design that distinguishes superb facilities from their competitors. High-end lighting emphasizes luxury and comfort by highlighting the many points of differentiation that make each exclusive facility a unique experience of lifestyle and refined entertainment.
Architectural lighting forms a vital layer of illumination in any high end lighting project. To work successfully, it requires an expert knowledge of light itself and a thorough understanding of building design. Architectural lights must illuminate the edifice and structural features of clubhouses, event facilities, restaurants, and hotels without distracting the eye with obtrusive lighting fixtures and wiring. They must also highlight individual design features without destroying the aesthetic unity of the structure as a whole. To accommodate this paradoxical demand, ILD’s high-end lighting team cross-trains and partners with a number of architectural firms to learn the planning and construction methods employed in clubhouse and hotel building design. Armed with a scientific knowledge of light itself combined with industry knowledge of advanced architecture, we can source illumination from key angles that maximize beam spread and cast greater amounts of light over the building using only a minimum number of physical lighting fixtures. Our high end lighting clients have greatly praised our ability to make their clubhouse or hotel appear prominent above the landscape without overpowering the surrounding amenities, décor, and natural beauty of the grounds.
In addition to architectural lighting, our high-end lighting team deploys three additional layers of lighting to compliment structure and specific landscaping features surrounding the facility. Moon/shadow lighting provides both general and specialty lighting for landscaping features and improves security by dispersing illumination property-wide. The term “moon shadow” refers to effects created by mercury vapor down lights carefully hidden in trees. Soft, moonlike light rains down from an invisible source above and forms complex patterns of light and shadow on earth and water features. Streams, private lakes, artificial geysers, waterwalls and waterfalls all light up with an iridescent sense of movement as the water dances between light and darkness. Our high end lighting specialist’s then compliment these special effects with a third layer of lighting known as accent lighting that emphasizes sculptures, statues, water features, waterfalls, garden art, and outdoor dining tables.
High-end lighting specialists complete the project further with a fourth design layer known as tree canopy lighting. For resorts and country clubs surrounded by large, stately oaks and Roman-style poplars, tree canopy lighting affords members and guests a view of the greenery at any time of night. Our high end lighting specialists draw from an extensive product base to install specialty up lights along the base of the tree line that illuminate trunks, wood color, branches, and leaves. For newer facilities with minimal foliage we will create the same effect by placing bollards along the perimeter of the grounds. Bollards stand between three and four feet tall and dual function as ornamental decoration during daylight hours. When requested by the client, we will unify the paved areas with the entirety of the grounds by installing ornamental parking lot lights that compliment both tree canopy lighting and bollard lighting with ornate pole design and high-levels of luminosity that contribute to security and safety.
Illuminations Lighting and Design is proud to have completed high-end lighting projects for clients such as the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas Carlton Woods Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas, and the Sheridan Hotel in Austin, Texas. Our team travels nationwide to deliver the same level of award-winning quality to any resort, hotel, casino, or country club looking to showcase their maximum value and unique points of distinction after sunset. Call today for an in-depth, complimentary consultation and begin a journey into a whole new world of light.