Hardscape lighting is perhaps the most underrated lighting application, but it bears the potential of uplifting a comparatively humble outdoor setting to a whole new level. If you want to stun your guests in your front porch or lawn, the safest and perhaps the most inexpensive way to do so is through hardscape lighting. You don’t need a lavish set of floor lamps to make a statement; a handful of small fixtures could also create magic. Hardscape lighting also includes task lighting as chores in front yard cannot be performed without proper lighting. So lets not take any further detours and dive right into the basics of hardscape lighting.
Adding beauty and Security
Hardscape lighting not only adds beauty to your front space but also strengthens security of your house. As it aids in illuminating blind spots and other corners of the space, which are else left ignored. For this purpose pieces like Nautilus MR16 Stainless Steel Portable Outdoor Luminaire are deemed perfect as they are tiny in size, but act as a sheer powerhouse when it comes to illumination. Moreover, pieces like Nautilus LED 304S Portable Outdoor Luminaire could be used to illuminate your stairs, lending them an enchanting feel.
Planning is important
Before you jump into the practical arena, it is strongly advised that you have a road map in front of you, this would help you in making the right decisions for your outdoor landscape. Hardscape lighting is not a difficult task, provided that you do your due diligence, and once you’ve identified the spots which need to be illuminated, then you need to move on to the next important phase of planning, which is choosing the fixtures.
Remember each area, and each particular corner comes with a different set of specifications, hence in order to cater these specifications, you need to do some homework on fixtures. For stairs and outdoor lighting use low voltage fixtures like CV Spot 40 Flood/Object Light, on the flip side for front garden you could resort to fixtures like Nautilus Par38 Stainless Steel Portable Outdoor Luminaire. For trees, in particular you need to decide what sort of lighting would you like, downward and upward projections, both look cool and are in fashion, you would have to make the final call.
Implementing the plan
Once you’ve made the plan, now its time to get that into motion. Choose the lighting fixtures and deploy them on the spots you’ve chosen. If something doesn’t feels right, its perfectly fine as there are chances that the sort of illumination you are looking for, might not be possible in your scenario. Henceforth, it is recommended that in case of hardscape lighting, you always have a fallback option.
Pieces like Nautilus IP67 Portable Outdoor Luminaire are simply great for walkways, as they give you the ‘Stairway to the Heaven’ sort of vibe. If you still think that something is missing, then you could jazz it up with a floor lamp, however adding a floor lamp is a tricky business, and as they come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, you need to choose wisely. If you’ve got a slightly contemporary arrangement, you could go for pieces like Cubix 1 Flood/Object Light, on the other hand for traditional setting; pieces like CV Spot 80 Flood/Object Light could prove in handy. LED wall lights are also a great option for lighting the front passageway.
Hardscape lighting is all about mixing and matching, so you need some time browsing through available options and avoid making hasty decisions as you might regret them later. Hardscape lighting is modern lighting at its finest, since the fixtures are beautiful, they take less voltage and could be installed in the most difficult places.