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Things To Know About Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting CharlestonWe all want to spend our time having fun in the great outdoors especially during summer. Perhaps you want to relax in your yard or maybe host a dinner alfresco. You can still enjoy all these even when the sun goes down provided that you have a well designed and properly installed outdoor lighting. Given that, here are few things to keep in mind if you are planning to install one in your garden.

Basic Types Lighting

Be sure to include the three basic types of lighting, which are accent, ambient, and task. Ambient lighting can be obtained by installing post lights, wall lights, as well as hanging lights. Accent lighting is usually included in landscape kits as well as spotlights. Meanwhile, task lighting includes security lights, plus deck, and pathway lights. If you are on a shoestring budget, you may want to consider installing solar spotlights, LED candles, and string lights.

However, before you go shopping for your Charleston lighting system, you need to know how much lighting you require. To figure out how much lighting a space requires, try multiplying the square footing of the space you want to light by 1.5 to obtain an estimate of the needed total wattage.

Plan Ahead

Be sure to check you are and obtain measurements so you do not buy fixtures that are too large scale. Consider the position and the size of a fixture before you go shopping. Let’s take the back patio or front porch as an example, the outdoor wall light must be about one-third of the door’s height. Don’t forget to buy sturdy lighting system that is made of weather resistant and top quality materials. You should also consider using LED lights because they consume less energy compared to incandescent bulbs or halogen. Additionally, they require minimal maintenance.

Looking at how your patio, garden, pathways look from the inside of your house can help you decide what lighting to choose and you how you want position it in your backyard. If you are looking for a lighting system for an area that will be used for entertaining, your best option is subtle lights. Choose an indirect lighting that offers a soft glow because it creates a restful mood.

Don’t forget about security. Outdoor lighting is not only for providing ambience but also to protect your home. Don’t forget to provide good lighting to all entry points of your home. A wall lantern works well on every side of the garage door or you can install just one fixture above. You should also install spotlights on the eaves or mount wall lanterns at the windows, doors, and garage for additional security.

Call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC if you want the best lighting system installed in your yard.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419