When people talk about landscape design, they usually represent bushes and trees, but in fact, an equally important part of landscape design is the lighting of all the planted plants and the site itself. Proper landscape lighting can ensure not only the security of your territory, but also visually increase the space.
The 4 basic principles of landscape lighting are navigation (all paths, ledges, stairs should be illuminated), safety (when designing outdoor lighting systems, take into account the darkest areas where a robber can enter), functionality, beauty (proper landscape lighting should cause an emotional reaction, highlight key outdoor objects).
There are also 6 main types of exterior lamps :
Garden lights are downward-facing bollards with a light scattering angle of approximately 18 to 24 degrees. Can highlight paths or plants.
In this article, we will analyze all the nuances of landscape lighting.
Landscape Lighting Basics
Wall-washers are lamps for lighting the walls. They create a soft blurring fill with light.
Bullet or accent lighting-these are all lamps with optics and narrow light scattering angles. Such lamps are needed for accent lighting of certain bushes, trees or garden structures.
Well or ground lamps are used to illuminate the facade from the bottom up, while the lamp is built into the ground and is not visible to the eye.
Downlights - usually located high on trees or branches and shine down, creating the effect of moonlight.
Flood are floodlights with a wide beam (more than 40 degrees). They create a soft "blurring" fill with light, like wall-washers, but they are more powerful and brighter.