Outdoor lighting is a big part of your landscape design. It allows you to make better use of your landscape when the sun goes down, offering your yard more flexibility. Lights can make your yard much safer, and safety should be one of the top priorities to consider. One place you can put lights is along your pathways. Having lights around pathways keeps people from having difficulty navigating your landscape at night. People aren’t as likely to trip over something while walking, and you’ll even deter unwanted guests from your house as an added safety bonus. When getting outdoor lights installed to light your pathways, here are some suggestions we have.
Think About The Placement of the Lights
You can choose where your lights go, which gives you plenty of versatility. Do you want them hidden in your foliage? Perhaps you want some installed along post rails, or you want lights surrounding hardscape features. You could also put lights along the sides of your pathways. The main aspect you’ll want to consider is that you only want light where it’s needed. Don’t go overboard lighting places too heavily because too much light can get overwhelming. At the same time, however, you need enough lighting to see where you’re going.
When lighting your pathways, lights should be installed somewhere between 5 and 15 feet away from each other. The distance you want will be determined by the amount of lighting needed and where you install them. Remember that you don’t want a constant stream of light. Instead, you’re trying to get pools of light in nearby areas. With too much lighting, you’ll lose the nighttime atmosphere that you want.
Think About The Height of Your Lights
The height of the lights you have will impact their effect on your landscape. It’s good to have lights pointing directly at your pathways so that people can see where they are walking. This also minimizes any pesky glare you could get. Something else to think about is that your lights should only be a little bit taller than your nearby plants. This way, none of your greenery will end up covering your lights, which would stop your lights from serving their function.
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At the Landscape Design Center, the client is always our number one priority. We are committed to creating, improving, and maintaining the environment – an environment in which our clients live, work, and play. We work with a variety of electric companies in the area to make sure your lights are addressed properly. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and YouTube to stay up-to-date on all of our latest news.