Custom Patio Lighting
Creative patio lighting installation for New Jersey homes
It is a luxury unlike any other to spend time in solitude or with friends and family on your patio. However, later sunrises and earlier sunsets can make it difficult to get the most of your outdoor space as cooler weather creeps in after the summer ends. In New Jersey, custom patio lighting can let you enjoy your space for longer. Not only does the right patio or garden light illuminate steps and pathways, but it can light up foliage and create a dramatic entrance that will impress both friends and family, as well.
The design experts at Illuminations Lighting Concepts in New Jersey use patio lighting to create just the right atmosphere for a variety of activities including:
- Dinner parties
- Romantic evenings
- Gatherings with friends and family
- Other events
There are three main areas that you should consider illuminating with patio string lights, globe patio lights or other custom lighting solutions.
- 1. Entrance – Combination directional and area lighting can transform your patio entrance into an inviting gateway to your personal sanctuary. Hang patio string lighting for a romantic and playful feel or use wall wash lighting to highlight walls and textural details. Placement, color temperature and illumination should all be points of discussion between yourself and your patio lighting expert. You can also bring attention to architectural features, sculptures, water features, and other visual points of interest.
- 2. Steps and walkways – You may have been hesitant to spend the extra time and labor installing lights on the steps and walkways leading up to your patio, but one dark evening will make you glad you did. How else would you see where you are going? Walkway and step lighting are crucial elements when designing patio lighting. LED path lights can show you the way to avoid uneven footing, thick greenery and steps. These types of lights last longer (up to 48,000 hours longer), are more energy efficient, and provide brighter lighting than traditional quartz halogen bulbs.
- 3. Foliage – Putting lights in trees isn’t just for Christmas. Adding outdoor lights to foliage can completely transform your landscaping. String lights, uplighting and other techniques are used to draw the viewer’s eye to stately trees, colorful bushes and winding ivy plants. Place some lights in your garden sitting area to see how night lighting can truly make colors pop.
Talk with one of our New Jersey patio lighting experts to create a customized plan for your home, lighting needs and challenges. Contact Illuminations Lighting Company for a free consultation today!