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Using your garden lighting smartly


There is no doubt that resources such as electricity are increasingly becoming expensive. Many people may think that spending money on outdoor lighting would be an indulging. However, there is also no denying that using lights to do up your garden is the best way of showing it off at night. Here are some helpful pointers you can keep in mind. While the primary purpose of garden lighting was to help people navigate to the house in the dark and to frighten away thieves, today landscape lighting has many more purposes. One of them is to display the house and the garden in a beautiful way at night.

The best way to get the most out of your garden lighting is invest in solar fixtures. That way you will not have to depend on the grid to power your lights. They replenish themselves and even can be timed to turn on gradually as darkness sets in. The other advantage of solar lights is that there is no wiring involved. They can be taken out from one place and installed in another at any given point. If installing solar lights is an issue because you have a shaded spot as a home, then invest in low voltage lighting and these consume much less power than average fixtures, but work at giving you the same effect.

Using lights in your backyard or your garden can change the way your home looks quite dramatically. The effort and investment involved is actually on the lower side. Using the right techniques can help you highlight aspects of your garden that you would really like to show off. Here are some techniques that you can use. Silhouetting is one such technique. If you have a tree, picture the setting sun behind it. Place your garden lights in such a manner on a flat and vertical surface so that they throw interesting shadows around.

In shadowing, you do the exact opposite of silhouetting. Placing your light right in front of the object you want to highlight will give it the emphasis that you are looking for. Cross lighting is when you want soft lighting over a space without really emphasizing any one spot. You can make use of number of multi-directional lights, place them in different spots so that their beams criss-cross.

There are several other Garden Lighting techniques that you can use based on the landscaping that you have. Doing a bit of research online will help you find just what you are looking.

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