Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 19:11:43 PM
There are numerous different styles and heights of solar path lights. If there are many low growing shrubs and flowers that border your garden pathway, fixtures that are one to two feet tall are probably sufficient. When the plants are taller than 2 feet however, you may want to use a longer length light fixture that illuminates the path and the plants. Should your landscape already have pole lights or other light fixtures nearby, consider installing ground level lights, which includes fixture types such as well lights, string lights, stepping stone lights, and solar tile lights.
Accent lighting is used mainly to highlight specific garden areas or objects, picking them out from the rest. You might want to use this type of lighting around a swimming pool or building or to light up aspects or features in your garden (e.g. a particularly attractive shrub or tree). General lighting (sometimes referred to as ambient light) fills in between task and accent lighting and is the sort of lighting you might choose to illuminate paths and work areas in your garden. For some areas you might want to use it in combination with accent lighting, switching between the two depending upon how you are using your garden. Down-lighting & up-lighting will, as the name suggests, cast light downwards or upwards. Wall lights are often used as down-lights to illuminate a flowerbed or a table that's adjacent to a wall. Up-lighting can be used to great effect in the garden under trees or statues to create special effects by profiling particular curves or angles.
Firstly, it is important to consider the full range of activities that will take place in that particular room. Your choice of lighting should be tailored to match these activities. For example; whilst a general light may be suitable for most bathroom activities, you may choose to add wall lights next to, or above the bathroom mirror to make it brighter and therefore easier to shave, or apply make up in that area. In this example, wall lights would also eradicate shadows that would be cast by a ceiling light.