Top Mistakes People Make with Their Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor light is meant to serve three purposes: Provide light for easy navigation at night; serve as a measure against would-be intruders; and add emphasis to the special landscaping sights.
There is a need to plan your outdoor lighting and landscape if you want to succeed in improving your outdoor view. Without a plan, it may doom to fail. Sometimes homeowners become too concerned of the landscape and forget to plan on its lighting.
The main purpose of outdoor lighting is to make guests feel welcome into your home and not feel horror-scared or feel a hostile environment. It is for this reason that outdoor lighting should be correctly installed and placed in the right areas. However, there are common mistakes that people do with their outdoor lighting.
Failure to plan
A plan is important to produce an effective outdoor lighting. Plan in stages, start with a schematic for electrical lines, the elements, locations, bulb types and more factors to be considered. If you are not very experienced in this, ask someone who has an idea of it.
Insufficient or no outdoor lighting at all
Spending hundreds of dollars or time and effort on a beautiful landscape is useless without a good outdoor lighting. The landscape may look good during daytime but it is immensely dramatic at night if it has the best lighting.
h2>Improper focus of the lighting
An outdoor lighting fails if the lights are not properly focused on the essential landscaping feature. Some of those inexperienced companies focus the lighting fixtures instead of the design of the landscape. Pro Lighting knows how to produce the best lighting efforts for your outdoor landscape.
Improper placement of lights
There is too much light in one place while others hardly have any. It is good to evenly distribute the outdoor lights by staggering the lights in the pathway and scattering them in the other areas. If too much light is focused in one side, it looks lopsided. Light the landscape of your yard properly.
Lack of professional design
At Pro Lighting, designing is our forte. We are committed to giving our clients the best services with our expertise in lighting. Your landscape will truly light up at night with our clearly planned out design for your outdoor lighting.
Improper planning of lighting functions
The lighting functions according to focal points. For example, highlight prominent feature such as a statue or grotto or set of properly trimmed bushes planted in the center. The driveway lights are at their best if placed to illuminate the entrance to garage and not to meet the driver’s eyes.
No timer feature
It is important that your outdoor lighting has a timer feature so that it turns on and off at a schedule and you don’t need to attend to it all the time. If you are not at home yet at night and there is no timer feature, then your house gets too dark when you are back home. Programmable features that function the same or more are also good features to have.
When properly planned, outdoor lighting will be at its best and become effective for its purpose.
But when in doubt, consult Pro Lighting and see the wonders that they can do to your house and landscape view at night. Call us at (480) 634-8060 for your schedule and share your creative inputs with our team!