Well-designed exterior lighting can enliven the facades and outer spaces of the building. Now in this post, we try to discuss what and how this exterior lighting. Some of the goals of outdoor lighting design are as follows: Safety, landscape lighting design, and Dramatic effect.
So we don’t just put light points in the garden, but as much as possible can integrate with existing buildings and landscapes. The more we understand the play between light and dark, the more we can use contrast and shadow to create an inspiring and engaging outdoor space.
We can start by setting the main design objectives, whether to help identify/point to a certain feature, dramatize a surface that is usually not prominent, or indeed just to clarify the path/entrance to the landscape? Don’t forget to consider the safety and maintenance factors too.
This type of lighting is important for illuminating pathways and entrances. The types of lights used usually track lights, deck lights, and step lights. If the location is exposed to rain, make sure the product you are using is waterproof.
These lighting lamps are lamps that have been around since the beginning, before any additional lights/lighting. This type provides lighting that is whole. Avoid using a bulb that is too bright outside as a bulb with lower wattage or a lower lumens output is generally sufficient in the dark. Examples are outdoor wall lamps or post box lights.
These types of lights usually emit a comfortable level of brightness without glare and allow us to see and walk safely.
Accent lighting aims to add an element of drama to an outdoor space by creating visual interest, by focusing lighting on specific features, such as walkways, doors, and landscapes. Or we can also use it to highlight trees, planting areas, and architectural details. Usually, this type of lighting uses spotlights, for example being placed on a tall tree will dramatize the effect of a taller tree structure.