By Orquidia Quintana. Outdoor Lighting. Published at Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 - 18:17:03 PM.
Remember too that by adding exterior lighting to your garden at night you’re not trying to emulate the beauty and colours of the garden as they appear in daylight. Instead, you’re attempting to bring into focus a ’different’ garden. By this we mean there will be far more contrasts and a mix of both shadowed silhouettes and highlighted features. In this way, your garden becomes more of a mysterious place at night.
Lighting has more of an impact than you may think. It’s no longer just a safety element, it’s a decorative element. With different styles, sizes, colors, and placements, lighting fixtures have the ability to make a difference in the home’s appearance.
Incidentally, to get what lighting experts refer to as a ’moonlighting’ effect, hang the lights around 30 ft high and just above the lower branches of a tree. This way the light will filter down through the leaves on the lower branches, creating a pattern of light and shadows.
Floodlights (with a typical light width expanse of 40 feet) are better for tall trees (up to five bulbs of around 50 watts each). Bullet lights and spot lights have a narrow field and are therefore better for shorter trees (trees which are less than 20 feet tall only need a couple of 20 watt uplighters).
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