Pathway lighting - Tips for placement and design
When a homeowner thinks about pathway lighting, is he or
she more interested in decorative element of outdoor lighting or
casting illumination for safety along the path? The answer might
be both, and of course safety and security is paramount, something
a well lit pathway can achieve.
However, one of the main path lighting disasters is an overly lit
area, looking more like a runway than a properly lit path. This
is a problem perhaps of not considering the overall lighting plan
ahead of time, or just not knowing some basic lighting tricks.
Garden path lighting
Let's focus on some landscape lighting tips that will help incorporate
your pathway into the scheme of your backyard or front garden area
- Even spacing - path light fixtures should be evenly spaced
Continuous light - keeping the light continuous along the path
saves those visitors from having to adapt to different light levels
as they walk down the pathway.
- Incorporate lighting - see the big picture of your lighting
design. Incorporate your path fixtures with your accent lighting
- Winding path - you can pull the view to the end of the section
and provide visual direction with perspective, by placing lights
on the outside radius of the bend. This can also help avoid trees,
shrubs and bushes from blocking the light.
- Good spacing - even spacing with above ground fixtures will
give people a comfortable and safe feeling. You can do so by making
sure that beam spread intersects and overlaps a bit.
Buying landscape pathway fixtures
Choosing from top lighting manufacturers is key for a sound long
term investment. Well made fixtures by brands: Focus, Hadco, Unique,
Nightscaping, FX Luminaire and Kichler and Arroyo Craftsman. To
buy online you can visit our outdoor
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