Designing a Garden Lighting Plan
nathalie, 17.01.2012 01:32
When you install led flood lights around your home, not only will it make the landscape more beautiful, it will also make you safer and more secure.
When you install led flood lights around your home, not only will it make the landscape more beautiful, it will also make you safer and more secure. Don't just install these lights haphazardly though. Before you start, you need to create a well designed lighting plan. By doing so, you can ensure that your home is seen at its best and that your lights are offering the proper illumination for safety and security. If you find you cannot create this plan without assistance, a home and garden store may offer these services for free.
Start by choosing the led flood lights you would like in your yard. Determine if you want any additional options such as automatic timers or indoor light switches. Once you know what you will be using and what you need, you can begin to create a plan. Don't do this before you have chosen the basic fixtures though. You need to have an idea of what you intent to use so you can incorporate them into your plan.
Walk around your yard and see where the natural light creates shadows and highlights. Consider textures that are naturally found in the landscape as well as those which you have brought in. Pay attention to any areas that may be unsafe so you can plan accordingly. While taking this walk, see if there is one main element or focal point that you wish to build your plan around. Now you have a better idea of what lights you need to place where and what areas will best make use of your led flood lights. You may also wish to combine lighting techniques to increase the appeal and interest of your yard. Don't forget to add lighting for house numbers so others can find your home easily.
Now that you have an idea of what you would like the final design to look like, it is time to make a rough sketch. Here you will mark locations for led flood lights and see if any patterns develop. Be sure to look for other accents that you may wish to include in this plan. When adding led flood lights to your yard, you'll find you want to improve it in other areas also.