By Orquidia Quintana. Outdoor Lighting. Published at Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 - 18:16:29 PM.
Another idea is mounting the fixture on some kind of post. These are often referred to as pier mount lights, because they’re created for piers and columns. This light fixture makes the stone or brick pier stand out, potentially making it the accent piece of the yard.
And talking of ’moonlight’, it’s possible to attain this ’cool light’ effect by using LED white bulbs of 4100 kelvins or more. These have a ’blue’ tinge to them whereas for a ’warm, cosy’ light you’d be looking at using 2700 kelvins, with their ’yellowish’ tinge. Warm bulbs in the form of downlighting has been attached to the underside of the top wooden fencing of the following decking railing to ’wash’ the boards with light. At the same time it guides the visitor towards the decking area.
Buy lighting fixtures which are hooded so that you can be directional with the light and avoid ’washing’ over an unnecessarily large area. Get three lights and circle them around the tree, rather than have them all illuminating the front. Note too that placing uplighters in trees also adds more of a sense of height to a space.
From enclosed courtyards, city centre balconies to tree covered vistas, it’s easier than you think to create a cosy corner or the ultimate party space. The trick is to keep it simple. Layer your lights to frame your area and introduce a warm glow. Hang festoons and Chinese lanterns high, place garden lanterns on the floor and wrap fairy lights around your trellis and trees. Textiles soften up the space instantly, a few soft blankets and cushions and your new alfresco living room is complete!
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