There are many uses and benefits of down lighting.
One of the landscape lighting questions we get quite often here at Laurdane Associates is when to use down lighting and when to use up lighting. The answer is that most landscape lighting projects involve the creative use of both. With down lighting, the fixtures are placed in an elevated position to create a wide diffusion of illumination. We choose key locations, such as beneath the eaves of your home or in the branches of a tree, to get the width of light desired.
There are many situations in which down lighting is the favored option. For example, if you have a grouping of landscape plants with large, beautiful leaves, the soft glow of down lighting will accentuate their beauty into the evening hours. Another use for down lighting is wherever there is outdoor seating or other outdoor living areas where you want a soft light.
We take the time to learn what you want to accomplish at your Raleigh, North Carolina home and what challenges might be involved. For example, if you have children and pets who frequently play in the yard, down lighting is recommended rather than ground-level lighting fixtures they could trip over or damage inadvertently. Even pathways can be illuminated in this manner rather than with traditional up lighting.
If you have questions about landscape lighting and would like to know more about up and down lighting options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our LED lighting options will give you a beautiful home that welcomes your family and visitors without adversely affecting your power bill. Contact us today to learn more.