Captivating Custom Landscape Illumination Effects

Landscape lighting design involves employing many different techniques to achieve an overall effect. Using the following methods, Moon Glow can add dimension, interest, and ambiance to your outdoor living space.

Shadowing

Shadowing

Shadowing includes a play of bright and dark that can be very dramatic and intriguing. This technique is frequently used with statues or large trees, showing off their unique structural patterns. If you have a large mature tree on your lot, casting a shadow of the striking shapes created by its asymmetrical branches on a nearby fence is a stunning way to give your yard some evening character.

Washing

Washing

Washing involves positioning the source at the base of a flat surface, allowing the glow to softly pour over it. This technique is perfect for gently illuminating a wall or hedge.

Crosslighting

Crosslighting

A landscape feature that is cross lit sits between two fixtures that are angled in a similar way. A symmetrical luminosity is created, bringing forward texture while at the same time softening and avoiding an extreme effect.

Downlighting

Directing a beam downwards over a plant or feature is an excellent way to draw interest towards a single focal point. This method is also commonly used over doors and entrances.

Silhouetting

Silhouetting is a technique that creates contrast between a landscape feature, most commonly a tree or shrub, and an adjacent wall or structure that is lit. The plant life appears dark or black, and stands out against a bright white or background, creating a wow-factor for onlookers.

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

This technique provides with you an effect borrowed from nature. When a fixture shines a wide beam downward from a high point, the beam diffuses as it filters through branches and other landscape features, casting a gentle shadow that gives you a calming ambiance.

Path & Step Effects

Useful for both safety and aesthetics, paths and steps can be lit to direct walkers, draw attention to tripping hazards, showcase interesting walkways made of interlocking brick or natural stone, and add twinkle to your evening landscape. Path fixtures create a romantic effect that draws your visitors further down the walkway.

Water Effects

Water Effects

When you illuminate ponds, waterfalls, or other water features, you can continue to enjoy your stunning investments well after sundown. A soft radiance emitted from an underwater fixture can enhance the effect of moving water, allowing you to experience every ripple.

Uplighting

Uplighting

Using a low voltage fixture placed on the ground and angled upwards, trees, shrubs, man-made structures or pieces of art can be vividly showcased during the evening hours. Beams from this angle enhance shape and texture of whatever they are projected on. Depending on your desired look and feel, we can tailor this effect from intense to subdued by varying the distance between the fixture and the object of interest.

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