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Lighting can be one of the most important aspects of landscape and hardscape design, yet it is often overlooked or underdone. Proper outdoor lighting design allows you to highlight focal points and hide eyesores. Lighting a landscape can extend the use of outdoor space while providing safety, atmosphere and space definition.
Lighting can also accent areas of a landscape or create patterns and contrast. Nighttime use of a lanscaped requires good visibility. It is not essential to highly illuminate all areas, but highlight specific areas like steps, entry areas and walkways to eliminate shadows and dark spots. Walkway lights can define the curve of a sidewalk or an abrupt corner. Landscape lighting around the perimeter of a lanscaped can define the area and create transitions from one area to another.
A landscape can come alive in the evening hours with just a few lights in appropriate places. Specialty lights can create color accents and glows. Flowers may take on new hues, pools and fountains have a special glistening, and moonflow lights create a feeling of a moonlit landscape.
Landscape lights also serve a number of needs, from letting you walk safely down a flagstone path at night, to giving you a place to spend time with your family after school or work. Outdoor lights even deter burglars and reduce crime.
Contact Us today for a lighting consultation. CEL will help you design the outdoor lighting you have been dreaming of!