Texans spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. Many of us make our outdoor landscape an extension of our home. Due to lots of abundant sunshine in Houston, we enjoy working and playing outside and entertaining family and friends. Outdoor lighting solutions may seem complex, but they’re easier to implement than you may think with the help of a professional landscape lighting company that specializes in creating beautiful and useful light displays that check all the boxes.
Houston Outdoor Lighting – As Easy as Saying LED
We’re always surprised to hear that even professional landscapers tend to avoid lighting in their designs because they feel it’s more complex than it really is. But light technology has come a long way and there are many simple ways to incorporate it into the landscape. The singular solution of old standard halogen floodlights has quickly become a thing of the past. The more modern way of outdoor lighting utilizes LED technology in the landscape. LED solutions are far superior and perfect for the outdoors.
LED light solutions are easily modified and easy to install. Plus, it’s an attractive option because LED puts out less heat. Because of this, LED is more energy-efficient, and the bulbs last a long time, and this will save you money over the long run. Compared to halogen, fluorescent, and incandescent lighting, LED is a clear winner and easily worked into the landscape.
Landscape Lighting Plus Design is a Win-Win
Outdoor living spaces have become a trend all across Southeast Texas and much of the Southern part of the U.S. The average homeowner isn’t experienced with landscape lighting design. While you may be able to watch a YouTube tutorial about installing outdoor lighting, there are a couple of considerations that may put that idea to rest. The first one is obvious. Electricity isn’t something you want to fool with on your own, even if it’s not a complex scenario.
Safety aside, design is a huge aspect of landscape lighting. When incorporating lighting to your outdoors, you’re essentially creating an outdoor living space. You want to create an ambiance that makes it another part of your home. And, this doesn’t happen by just throwing a few lights here and there. It happens by design and it takes a professional to make it all come together. For example, a lighting designer might choose fiber optics for lighting garden beds and water features. Accent lights, on the other hand, are great to illuminate special features in the landscape, like statuaries or other ornamental garden accents. Architectural lighting is great to cast illumination on the home itself, while downlights are great for trees.
There are literally hundreds if not thousands of outdoor lighting solutions, each which complement various landscapes. While it’s easy to add or implement changes in the landscape,
the more challenging aspect is design. An experienced landscape lighting designer can easily incorporate the best solutions for your Houston home and its outdoor landscape. Our designers will think of trendy accents and ideas that are easily missed by others.
Between our experienced electricians and our talented designers, we can create the ultimate outdoor living space for you through a combination of lighting and design. Our solutions will come together to create the outdoor paradise you envision for your home. Contact Illuminations Lighting Design today to begin your outdoor lighting project. We’ll make it easy for you and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your landscape when all is said and done.