Outdoor Lighting Techniques - Setting the Scene

There are many outdoor lighting techniques that can be created using the lighting products available from All Weather Lighting. Below you will find a description of the outdoor lighting techniques.

Accent & Spotlighting

A quick way to add drama to a landscaped garden. Position intense and focussed lights near the base of statuary or trees or near a surfaced wall or trellis. This technique is very compelling but should be used sparingly.

Cross Outdoor Garden Lighting

If your aim is to show off a beautiful statue or an old gnarled tree, you'll love the softly flattering light that is produced by cross garden lighting. To do this, position a spotlight on either side of the object you wish to illuminate, whether natural or man - made. The multiple beams of light produce softer shadows and reveal more detail.

Downlighting

Downlighting is recommended as an effective and affordable method for security outdoor lighting. To illuminate large areas position bright spotlights near the roof of your home. To light a pathway, mount smaller luminaires near the ground.

Path and Outdoor Lighting

There is perhaps nothing more beckoning that a well lit garden path. Place low level on either side of a path or or walkway. As an added benefit, path garden lighting provides a safe walkway and adds to your home's security.

Shadowing

If you have a tree or statue with a striking profile in front of a wall or other surface, shadowing may be a very elegant way to add some drama to your exterior. Place recessed luminaires in front of the object to create shadows on the surface beyond.

Silhouetting

The opposite of shadowing, this garden and outdoor lighting technique is equally as simple. Just position a recessed luminaire behind and below the object to create a spectacular silhouette.

Spread Lighting

If you've invested in landscaping your garden with flowerbeds and low shrubs, you'll want to enhance its nighttime appeal with spread lighting. To do this, position luminaires to illuminate low lying landscaping and ground cover.

Moon Lighting

If you have a medium to large size tree try placing one or two low voltage lights, pond lights with glare guards and frosted lenses works well, onto the second or third tier of branches and angle the light through. This will create an artificial moonlight effect and be very subtly at the same time as casting light interestingly over the area below. 

Uplighting

If a canopy of branches covers your garden, try this technique, place recessed garden and outdoor lighting luminaires in the ground and angle the lamp upwards. The illuminated branches or architecture will provide an interesting point of visual interest and reflect a soft light onto your garden and patio.


The images below show many of the outdoor lighting techniques that can be created by using lighting within your garden.

Up-Garden Lighting

Silhouetting

Shadowing

Down Garden Lighting

Up Lighting
Silhouetting
Shadowing
Down Garden Lighting

Spike Spot

Lawn Garden Lighting
Spike Adjustable
Down Light Retro

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Step Garden Lighting

Path Garden Lighting

Fountain Garden Lighting

Swimming Pool 

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Path Garden Lighting
Fountain Garden Lighting
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If you have any other questions regarding any of the above outdoor lighting techniques, our products or services then please do not hesitate to contact us.