Take Advantage of Hot Summer Nights
Summer’s here, the weather is warm, the kids are out of school – it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with cookouts and barbecues. Of course, when the sun sets, you may not be ready to move the party indoors.
That’s why outdoor lighting is a great way to take advantage of the summer…and deter burglars year-round.
But what exactly should you know about lighting? It may be simpler than you think:
Uplighting – Use this technique to bring out the drama in lawn features, like trees. As darkness falls, the lighted areas take on a sculpture look. If you use two or more lights, you can create a 3-D effect.
Downlighting – This kind of lighting is great for activity areas, especially areas designated for cooking or seating. Downlighting illuminates large areas, allowing use of more lawn space. Plus, the lights can be mounted on almost any tall structure, including trees.
Path Lighting – One of the most widely used forms of path lighting is mushroom lights. These are small lights with hoods on top. The hoods cause the light to shine downward, making the path easier to see. Lighting both sides of the path is also helpful.