Whether you’re looking to update your current outdoor lighting or want a completely new landscape lighting installation, you can get inspiration from some of the top lighting variations that are currently trending.
LED Is the Best Choice for Bulbs
This isn’t new, but it’s an important ongoing trend as homeowners seek to decrease energy costs and enjoy flexible lighting options. LED technology continues to evolve and offers lower energy consumption, extended lifespans, and a wide variety of color options from warm to cool choices.
And the one argument that has stopped LED from being the first choice for some homeowners, the cost, has become less of an issue in recent years as the prices of LED fixtures and bulbs has come down considerably. So, when the long-term cost savings are considered, LED lights are a firm favorite for lighting companies and homeowners alike.
Bathing Your Garden in Moonlight
The full moon effect is currently a popular choice for outdoor lighting installations, creating a beautiful effect that mimics the light of the full moon. It creates a relaxing, tranquil environment that has the added benefit of increasing the security of the property and it naturally highlights and accents landscaping features.
The effect is created by installing downlights 20-80 feet from the ground, usually in trees or other structures. Mature trees are an excellent choice as it creates a dappled, soft, moonlight effect as the light shines through the branches. A professional landscape lighting company will help with this as they will ensure the proper beam spread coupled with glare guards will keep the light looking natural.
Use High-End Fixtures for Visible Lights
For porch lights, patios, and pathways, homeowners are choosing to allocate more of their budget to fixtures that are more visible, choosing lights that are more attractive and complement the overall aesthetic. These lights are what you and your visitors will see when you spend time in your outdoor living areas.
This type of lighting includes both the outdoor cooking area and all outdoor attractive, yet functional lighting. The idea is that indoor living can extend to the outdoors, transforming areas of the yard into spaces that allow for reading, playing, eating, relaxing, and even work.
Outdoor lighting, therefore, needs to be customized for its purpose. Examples include lots of light for a backyard gym or tennis court, ambient mood lighting for a dining room outdoors, or a warm glow for a comfortable reading nook that can be used in the day or at night.
Water Features Lit from Within
Water features have long been a focal point for outdoor areas, but the current trend of illuminating them from within is taking water features to the next level. Uplights can be positioned to highlight fountains, a waterfall can be lit from below, or a soft glow added to a pond of flat water.
These types of installations usually require specific expertise and will need the services of an experienced landscape lighting installer. They will understand the requirements for working with electricity, lighting, and water and will be able to complete the project safely.
Southern Landscape Lighting Systems in Alpharetta has been helping homeowners in the area stay well-lit after dark for many years. Their specialist lighting experience, combined with a passion for offering customer service excellence, has made them popular with the community and is reflected in the many five-star reviews that they continue to receive. If you want to stay on-trend and enjoy your garden after dark, you can trust the Southern Landscape Lighting Systems team to help.