Landscape lighting is essential for a backyard, especially one with a swimming pool. The right lighting can provide safety and appeal. Read on and learn how to accentuate your backyard.
Tips for Landscape Lighting Installation
When installing new lights for your yard, it’s important to know where and how to use lighting features.
Light up pathways and walkways. Lighting in pathways and walkways serves two purposes: 1) aesthetic enhancement and 2) safety precaution, especially at night. Go with minimal lights—just enough to illuminate areas that need it most. You may also place accent lights in trees near the walkways or the pathways.
Highlight fountains, waterfalls and other water features. Use lights to add emphasis on a fountain or waterfall. Try colored spotlight lighting, but make sure it’s not too bright.
Illuminate surrounding areas. It’s also a good idea to light up the background of your swimming pool, especially if you have a lot of plants and trees. Use spotlights for the trees and use uplighting so the lights are pointed up towards the trees. You can also set up a smart lighting system for the pool and surrounding areas.
Power an outdoor kitchen and pergolas. Add spotlights to outdoor living spaces close to the pool. You can also use string lights to add more personality to these outdoor living spaces. For the patio, use floodlights to add safety and security.
Contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling
One of the most noticeable changes that you can make to any of your outdoor spaces is to install landscape lighting. Whether you’re installing bulbs to illuminate pathways or getting electricity flowing in the yard to power your pool’s waterfall, your guests will be blown away by the functional design of these bright additions. Contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, Cockeysville electrician, for all your landscape lighting needs.