Hardscape lighting is used to draw attention to gazebos, patios, walkways, pergolas, and fireplaces. It provides additional light to your outdoor spaces that may otherwise go unnoticed. Whether it’s morning or night, hardscape lighting allows you to make optimum use of your property. At night it illuminates steps and structures that could be dangerous if they’re not seen. It also gives perspective and defines the space.
Types of Hardscape Lighting to Consider
Moonlighting, dock lights, retaining wall lights, and paver lights are a few hardscape lighting techniques to consider. Downlighting or moonlighting is the process in which lights imitate the moon. The lights are mounted high in the trees to create a natural shadow on your driveway or patio.
Deck or dock lights are safe and elegant. You can install dimmers in your deck lighting so you can enjoy the stars in the night sky. When it comes to docking lighting, you should use wet-rated lighting because they have waterproof seals and prevent leaks. Install them on walkways, steps, and posts for safety.
Retaining wall lights can support the pressures of the wall. They’re designed to mix seamlessly with any wall system. Plus, they have a textured lens that assists in integrating with rock-like surface textures. In addition, paver lights can be mounted before or after the installation of pavers. They have a rugged design and allow the light lens to be detached to be used as a lamp replacement. They’re frequently used in most patios, driveways, and pool decks.
Contact Tim Kyle Electric
You should always leave hardscape lighting to the professionals so it’s installed safely and effectively. Since 1986, Tim Kyle Electric has been serving the residential and commercial needs of clients in the Maryland area. If you’re thinking about adding hardscape lighting to your home, and you need an Owings Mills electrician, contact Tim Kyle Electric.