Our exterior lighting must meet two objectives: allow move at night without problems and to highlight the features of the garden to create a particular universe. There are several key to illuminate areas and specific points of light that place. Let’s take a look at all this in the following lines.
Functional And Aesthetic Lighting
We must primarily light step areas to prevent possible falls. In the most common places you think in a simple and automatic ignition mode. Motion detectors are the most interesting options at this time.
From an aesthetic point of view, the lighting allows us to improve our garden (massifs, facades, fountains, statues, etc). Determines this places and items you want to remove from the darkness. For testing of the effects and experience you can use a portable projector.
When selecting the light points, think about respecting the style of the House and garden. Stainless steel and design for a modern House, aluminum and classic shapes to a rustic House, etc. The exterior lights must integrate harmoniously in your garden both day and night.
The Entrance Lighting
It is important to equip the entrance with an outdoor lighting area. It is advisable to place an apply on both sides or on door downward lighting.
If the entrance is narrow, opt for a falling wall equipped with a motion detector. If on the contrary want to revalue a big entry, choose a wall up. If your entrance is located under a roof overhang high enough you can even a suspended lamp or an exterior ceiling.
The Areas Of Step Lighting
To guide your visitors and facilitate its passage, it is important to clarify the garden corridors. However no need to mark them with an excessively bright light, unless it is an area that presents a difficulty or a major obstacle.
For these areas of step lighting is recommended the use of terminals or streetlights. Place one every five meters as a general rule, although this will depend on the power and the winding is the road.
The Terrace Lighting
Ideal for dinner and receive the guests, resting place is important for the lighting of this space is sweet and warm. To achieve this you can use wall sconces with diffuser (frosted glass) which will get the effect of softening the light.
You can also use floor lamps and lights. Place them around the terrace in a way that they delimit it but that does not prevent from seeing the rest of the garden.