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Hang'em Hook'em Light'em - Landscaping In A New Light

Mar 5, 2008
The difference that lighting makes on the vibe a place has is amazing. When chosen wisely, the lights you use for your landscaping can add an extra dimension of creativity to your yard, garden, or business.

Imagine for a moment the perfect wedding taking place in a beautiful garden setting as the sun begins to sink into the horizon. As the daytime turns to night lighting placed throughout the garden can automatically come on providing a soft subtle mood for the guest.

Today's selection of outdoor lighting is vast from a popular wedding candle light with a clear bottle lantern to light the garden. We often picture landscape lights limited to being on the ground but modern designs move beyond the turf.

Bottle lanterns hanging from hooks can be placed on a pole, or sit atop a reception table as lighted centerpieces. They make a terrific accent wherever are find their final rest spot and provide soft elegant lighting for the perfect romantic touch.

You can use different colors at night to emphasize certain plants in interesting ways. Also, you can selectively light specific areas to draw attention to certain plants or features. Use your imagination to tell a story, provide a certain atmosphere, or show your own personal style through the lighting of your garden.

The lighting that you use can be powered by typical electric power, or solar power. It can be powered by either 12 or 120 volts. When you light a building and it's landscape it really sets it apart from surrounding, unlit structures. You can flood an entire area with light, or spotlight certain areas with solar powered outdoor landscape lights. If you want a walkway to be safer at night, you can light the boundaries. This could be especially useful in the winter when snow could make the walkway indistinguishable without lights.

Lighting can be used to make an area seem safe, inviting, and approachable. This is the reason many people turn on outdoor lights before expecting company. Without light, night can cause areas to look dangerous, uninviting, and distant. A landscape will look very special with correct, subtle light and colors. You can even switch colors around for changing effects. The possibilities are endless with landscape lighting.
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