Lighting Design & Installation

House lit up at night

Low voltage landscape lighting systems are safe, economical, energy efficient and provide numerous benefits for homeowners.

Lighting can be used to provide safe access near paths, drives and entry areas. Outdoor lighting increases security by discouraging potential intruders.

The beauty of garden and home can be dramatically enhanced by showcasing architectural and plant features with dramatic lighting techniques.

LED lights illuminating garden plants at night

Up Lighting

One common technique is up lighting, which focuses light and attention on an object from a low fixture location. The object can be a shrub, tree or architectural feature like a gazebo or arbor. Bullet or Well type fixtures are specified according to the mature size of the plant or the size of the hardscape area to be illuminated.

Lights illuminating a pathway at night

Path Lighting

Path lighting uses low fixtures which direct illumination down and outward. These fixtures are shielded on top to prevent glare. They are used along walks, stairs and anywhere else that safe night access is required.

Lamp post at night, casting light on a wet, empty parking lot & lawn


Another technique is Downlighting, or Moonlighting. Usually accomplished with bullet type fixtures placed above eye level on a structure (or even in a tree), this technique illuminates general areas for safety, security and aesthetics. Fixtures and lamps are chosen for the required brightness and width of illumination.

Lamps casting light on plants against a wall


Backlighting, or silhouette lighting, provides a special effect by illuminating a fairly large surface (like a wall) using a wash light fixture. This causes objects in front of the lighting to appear as silhouettes. The technique of shadowing also uses lights directed toward walls, but they are placed in front of the objects, so shadows play on the wall.

Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Numerous other techniques, and combinations of techniques, are available to increase your home security, safety, enjoyment and value. The practical and aesthetic effects created by landscape lighting are limited only by the existing features of the architecture and landscaping and by the creativity of the designer.
Black and white artwork of a shield shield with check at the center


With low levels of even illumination strategically placed around your property.
Black and white artwork of a Shield with a Cross in the center


With lighting placed around your walkways and entranceways.

Black and white artwork of an award ribbon and a badge with check mark at the center


Provides beautiful visual effects.

Artwork of a white dollar sign inside a black circle


Low level lighting uses about a third of what high voltage lighting systems use.