How to Create a Stylish Landscape Lighting Design
Relative Home Systems Helps You Find the Right Fixtures for Your Space
Landscape lighting is a must-have in any home. It strengthens your security, boosts your architectural features and enhances your outdoor entertainment. Due to its many functions, it is important that you have the right solution in place to get the most out of your technology. Aside from serving different functions, creating a layered lighting design can also add warmth and depth to your space. In this blog, we will discuss the various kinds of fixtures you can incorporate in your Houston, Texas home and the best control option for each.
Ambient lighting will make up the majority of your outdoor fixtures. It sets the overall tone by casting light over large areas of your patio, driveway, garden and other outdoor spaces. These lights help keep your home secure while creating a distinct ambience.
When it comes to your security, these fixtures benefit greatly from smart control. Use pre-set schedules to turn on lights as soon as the sun sets. If you're hosting friends for a barbecue or pool party, you can then use your smartphone to change the intensity of the lights to set the perfect mood for guests.
While landscape lighting can also enhance your style, it is there to serve a specific function. It lines your primary walkways to eliminate tripping hazards, shine a light over entranceways for added security, light up a dining area, or provide mood lighting at the fire pit for relaxation.
Practical fixtures benefit greatly from the use of motion sensors. Have walkways light up as people walk past and lights near doorways turn on when someone approaches; this way you can get clear images on your surveillance to see who is at the door.
For security lighting you don’t expect to use often use the control device of your choice to turn them on when needed. Use your motion sensors to make sure you don’t forget to turn those lights off at the end of the day. If no movement is detected for a given time, have the lights automatically turn off.
Architectural lighting is strictly there for aesthetic purposes and comes in two (2) types. The first highlights structural features or certain areas of your garden. By having these fixtures spread out throughout your space, instead of using one flat tone, you can add depth your outdoor areas.
Another way to bring stylish lighting into your home is through fixtures that serve as decorations themselves. These can be globe lights on the patio or lanterns near walkways or entranceways. For these installations, we recommend using schedules to make sure they are turned at dusk to dress up your home, but turned off during the day to conserve energy.
Don’t settle for a monotone design for your outdoor spaces. Contact Relative Home Systems for a layered, intuitive smart landscape lighting solution.