We’re a few days away from daylight savings time, and that means it’s time to consider new landscape lights for your property. Outdoor lights serve many functions, depending on the type and location of installation. If you’re thinking of installing new lights on your property, it’s best to know how they function. Below we’ve outlined several lighting options and how they are best used in your landscape design.
Spotlights come with a large degree of flexibility in the sense that they can support many types of light bulbs, wattages, and beam widths. Typically, spotlights are used in trees, and they are meant to produce many lighting effects, such as shadowing, moonlighting, floodlighting, and silhouetting.
Pathlights and Area Lights
Pathlights will direct light both down and towards the side of your lighting fixture in order to illuminate paths and walkways you have in your outdoor landscape designs. If you want your landscape lights to cover additional space, you could utilize area lights instead. They accomplish a similar task to pathlights except area lights cover regions beyond your pathways as well. Try to select lights that are aesthetically pleasing as they will be some of the most noticeable lights around your landscape.
Step lighting is an essential type of lighting for safety and year-round ambiance. All stairs are made up of two components: treads, which are the horizontal pieces on which people walk, and risers, which are the vertical pieces that go onto the backs of the treads. The treads can be illuminated with step lights that are installed on the risers of your steps. This makes it more easy for residents and guests to walk the stairs at night without any mishaps, while adding a soft lighting tone.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for spring, 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, Twitter, and Pinterest!
We serve but aren’t limited to the following parts of Maryland: Harford County – Fallston, Forest Hill, Joppa, Edgewood, Bel Air, Churchville, Havre de Grace, Jarrettsville, Street, Aberdeen, Abingdon, and Joppatowne. In Baltimore County: Kingsville, Perry Hall, Overlea, Fullerton, Nottingham, Parkville, Towson, Carney, Loch Raven, Lutherville, Timonium, Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, Sparks, Glyndon, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Ruxton, Parkton, Glen Arm, Baldwin, Monkton, Long Green, White Marsh, Rosedale, Phoenix, and Fork.