Small changes can go a long way when it comes to landscape lighting in Phoenix. To arrange your outdoor landscape lighting fixtures, stroll around your yard during the evening, imagine when or how you need to utilize your spaces, and base your decision on where you’ll ultimately need the most light.
The way we see light during daytime is different than how we see it during the evening. This notion is essential when planning the lighting in your yard, especially when installing it in your pathways. You will also want to consider the differentiation in color and concentration that different types of lights emit. For example, LED lights and incandescent lights will appear differently, as they produce different hues and concentrations.
Incandescent lights emit light that is pleasing to the eye, however they have a pretty short life span, and during their life span, they consume a higher amount of electricity. LED bulbs will generally cost a bit more upfront, though they have a much longer life when compared to other types of lighting. Additionally, they have lower energy consumption, making them the most cost effective option in the long term.
Landscape lighting for commercial properties can be divided based on their function. There is general lighting, which illuminates the entire area, task lighting, which is utilized for a specific function or purpose and finally, accent lighting, which focuses light to a certain area.
Setting up and planning outdoor landscape lighting is very different than planning your indoor lighting. Outdoor landscape lighting must take into account that in general, the ground will not be a very reflective material. This makes placement for outdoor landscape lighting vital. Glare is one issue that can come about while installing outdoor lighting as it can be irritating and even blinding. However, with proper positioning and proper fixture choice, glare can be reduced effectively. On pathways, a high level of illumination may not be necessary. Downward facing lights will prevent glare, which will make walking through your property safer. Steps should also be well-lit to prevent any accidents from occurring. You can install accent lights to be focused on your patio and on other architectural structures that you may want to highlight. This will accentuate the beauty of your property’s landscape.
Be sure to stop by to speak with the helpful and friendly Grand Materials & Supply staff about ordering your next outdoor lighting addition. Our team looks forward to supplying you with the perfect outdoor lighting products.