Lighting Effects


Our lighting professionals will work with you to identify the appropriate lighting design and application for your needs. We deliver custom lighting solutions to fit your home or business. Some of the primary lighting styles that we utilize include: 

Downlighting or Moonlighting
Mirroring the effect of the sun or the moon, downlighting is the most natural form of landscape lighting. For this style, choose fixtures that can easily be mounted on eaves and walls or be suspended from trees and other elevated objects and structures. Suspending or mounting fixtures in large trees can produce attractive patterns and complex shadows from the light filtering through the branches.

Spotlighting or Highlighting
This effect utilizes a narrowly focused, intense beam of light to accent or highlight a specific landscape object creating a nighttime focal point. Care should be given when spotlighting, because it has the potential of ruining the subtle beauty and enhancement of the nightscape if too much light is introduced.

Uplighting means to light something from below. Uplighting is rarely seen in nature, yet this effect is typically used to highlight the internal structure of plant material, to produce large shadows, dramatic facades, and impressive shadows across your walls.

Path Lighting
This style of lighting is primarily used to ensure safe pedestrian passage at night on sidewalks, drives, or other paths. Path lighting should never shine into eyes. Since path light fixtures are an obvious part of the overall appeal of your landscaping during the day, attention should be paid to placement and daytime appearance.

Backlighting illuminates the outdoor area with a backdrop of light that subtly extends the landscape’s visual depth for nighttime enjoyment and elegant beauty. It incorporates very subtle wash lighting of backgrounds such as walls, fences, trellises or other vertical objects.

Silhouetting is created when the image of a distinct plant, tree, statue or other landscape object is reflected against a wall or other vertical surface. Choose well lights or spotlights with wide beam spreads and direct the light upward onto the backdrop to create this dramatic effect.


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