Landscapes are a source of pride, a refuge for relaxation, and a place to enjoy good times with family and friends. Kichler, Vista and Hinkley products bring these spaces to life after the sun goes down, providing an unmatched aesthetic effect while adding safety and usability.
BEAUTIFICATION: Focal points stand out and become more beautiful. Textures not seen in daylight become eye-catching detail. Architectural features can be accented, which brings the building and the landscape together for a resort-like feel.
USABILITY: Landscape lighting enjoyably extends the time spent outdoors. Now patios, pools, and children’s play areas become entertainment venues or just relaxing places to unwind.
SAFE PASSAGE: Hazards such as steps, low-hanging or thorny vegetation, abrupt changes in elevation or debris in a walkway can all be avoided with properly placed landscape lighting. Guests can be safely guided away from hazards.
SECURITY: It’s a proven fact that a well-lit landscape will deter potential intruders by eliminating dark areas and shadows that would conceal movement around the property.
VALUE: Landscape lighting not only brings a property to life, it also provides excellent return on investment by creating a stunning first impression when viewed by visitors.
Begin by deciding the areas or objects you want to illuminate. Think about the mood or ambience you want to establish with your landscape lighting. Are you lighting the area for safe access, or using light to call attention to an architectural feature? Select the style and function of the fixtures you’ll need. There are many different low voltage landscape lighting fixtures available to create a dramatic effect and highlight your house’s architecture and features.
These lights are an excellent choice for lighting walkways, ground cover, and garden beds, gently washing the area with a broad blanket of subtle illumination.
This style of lighting provides the interest in your nightscape. Accent lights should be used selectively to create visual focus; too many accent lights result in competition between lighting systems.
This is an elective technique for highlighting statues, trees or entrance ways.
Lighting is placed to shine across a textured surface such as brick or stucco walls, or a natural surface such as tree bark.
Reflecting light of a vertical surface behind that object can create silhouetting of an object. The light source should be concealed, usually directly behind and below the object to be silhouetted.
This style of lighting provides dramatic effect. The light source is mounted or recessed in the ground and angled up to display a tree, artwork or structure