The team at Southern Landscape Lighting Systems of Marietta, GA, installs and services residential and commercial outdoor LED lighting systems in the metro Atlanta area. Highlighting commercial venues, including murals and other types of signage, is a specialty of the lighting design/install professionals.
What is a mural?
A mural is an artwork that has been painted or applied directly on a wall. The word “mural” derives from the Latin word murus, which means “wall.” While murals can also appear on ceilings, they should not be confused with frescos, a type of ceiling art. Sometimes a muralist will incorporate an architectural feature of the wall such as a window or door into the picture. Some murals are first painted on a large canvas which is then affixed to a wall.
Murals span human history from the famous cave paintings in Borneo and southern France to the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. The peoples of India, Minoa, Mexico, and Pompeii adorned their walls with murals.
Arguably the most iconic family of murals in American history, the Coca-Cola murals, had their origin in Georgia. The first Coca-Cola mural in the United States was painted in 1894 at Youngs Pharmacy in Cartersville, GA, just twenty-six miles from Marietta, GA. In 1989, the owner and operator of the pharmacy, Dean Cox, commissioned Alison Free and Aggie Ferguson, two women with a passion for restoring old Coca-Cola signs, to remove the twenty-five layers of paint hiding the original mural and restore it to the original brilliance. The mural can be viewed today, along with a wide assortment of Coca-Cola memorabilia in the pharmacy.
Murals are still popular in Marietta, GA
The Marietta Arts Council introduced nineteen murals as part of the M2R TrailFest, a two-mile immersive celebration of the arts along the Mountain to River Trail in Marietta, GA.
The benefits of a mural
Murals capture and hold the attention of their admirers. The larger-than-life art etches an indelible impression in the mind of the beholder, and that impression is often remembered and cherished for a lifetime. Thousands attest to the powerful attraction of murals by their pilgrimage to Cartersville simply to see the original Coca-Cola mural.
A mural is an ambassador, a communicator, a welcoming friend, or a town’s smile. A well-executed mural has the power to:
- Shape perspective and influence expectations
- Create ambiance and mood
- Memorialize a significant event or historical figure
- Advertise a business, product, or service
- Announce an event
- Enhance curb appeal
- Communicate a public service announcement
- Expand brand awareness and identity
- Spread goodwill
- Welcome guests
Highlight the brilliance!
The mural is a very human creation that speaks to the soul. A mural interrupts the status quo, the day-to-day dullness that grips the mind. Illuminating the living, breathing art form with outdoor LED low-voltage landscape lighting extends the mural’s mesmerizing power after darkness falls. Murals highlighted with LED technology exude a more vibrant, livelier image and grab the attention of passers-by while evoking a sense of wonder and amazement. Seize the day with LED, and unleash it at night.
Landscape lighting installation from Southern Landscape Lighting Systems of Marietta features a free daytime consultation and picture consultation. If needed, the client can provide photos so that the design team can explain options for illuminating the area in question. For the client who is prepared to move forward with a project, nighttime demonstrations are available. The installation team will set up a live demonstration of the lights so that clients can experience the beauty and brilliance of outdoor landscape lighting for their home or business.
Once installed, the LED low voltage landscape lighting system requires minimal maintenance. The fixtures are the best in the industry, and LED lights are energy-efficient, lasting up to 15,000 or more hours. The landscape lighting design and installation experts recommend an annual system inspection. The maintenance program includes cleaning lenses, greasing sockets, re-burying exposed wires, replacing timer batteries, adjusting fixtures and re-aiming where needed, replacement of all halogen bulbs, pruning of foliage overgrowth, and free service calls for one year following service greasing sockets. Technicians also inspect and service lighting systems not installed by Southern Landscape Lighting Systems.