Whether you are a landscaper, a homeowner, a contractor, or are otherwise involved in home improvement or landscaping, it can be helpful to know what types of low-voltage lighting fixtures are available for your lighting design. The low-voltage, cast bronze outdoor lighting fixtures by CAST Lighting, which are sold by Lehnhoff’s Supply, can be separated into four broad categories. These categories are based on a few key differences among fixtures, including the type of mounting hardware, the concentration of light thrown, and more. Here are four types of outdoor lighting fixtures you should incorporate into your Ruxton home’s landscape lighting design.
1. Path Lights
Path lights are exactly what they sound like: usually used for illuminating garden pathways, they are lights mounted on spikes that are driven into the ground. Some path lights eschew spikes in favor of screw-mounted bases for use on raised surfaces. Path lights can be plain or ornate, but they are usually on the more decorative side because of their visibility. Low voltage outdoor lighting is ideal for many outdoor applications due to the decreased safety risk it presents, and this is especially true for path lights. Since they are close to the ground, easily accessible, and usually near grass or other greenery, path lights are often accidentally bumped or knocked over by children, animals, and landscaping equipment. Because of this, low-voltage path lights are ideal.
2. Wash Lights
Wash lights are one of the more subtle staples of landscape lighting design. They provide a diffuse wash of light over a large area, and they are an excellent option for illuminating large architectural features like walls. They provide enough light to accentuate brickwork and stonework without being too bright or creating lines or shadows that are too stark.
3. Directional Lights
Directional lights throw more narrow and concentrated beams of light than wash lights, and they are often used for highlighting smaller features like trees or statues. These lights can add a dynamic look to any outdoor lighting design, and they can be mounted on trees, screwed onto raised platforms or walls, or pushed on spikes into the ground.
4. Wall and Deck Lights
Wall and deck lights are on the smaller side and can function similarly to wash and path lights. They are often mounted to walls to light up a path or floor, but they can also be installed higher up to provide diffuse lighting for a larger area. The bronze landscape lighting fixtures sold by Lehnhoff’s Supply are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your deck, backyard, or garden lighting project!
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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