Common Mistakes When Trying to Create Seamless Outdoor Lighting

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Creating a seamless outdoor lighting setup is about taking the warmth and inviting nature of the indoors out to your yard, pool, garden, or any outdoor space. It can take your yard from dark and uninviting to the place where everyone wants to hang out when the weather is nice. In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can create seamless outdoor lighting.

Common Mistakes

Having a clear vision in mind can help your team of technicians and lighting designers execute your vision and bring it to life. It is easy to make mistakes when it comes to outdoor lighting. Here are a few things to avoid:

Using Indoor Lights Outdoors

There are many types of lights available on the market, and not all of them are meant for use outdoors. Don’t forget your lighting will be exposed to the elements. Lighting that’s rated for indoor-use-only can become battered, worn, and dangerous if used outside.

Using the Wrong Type of Light For the Effect You Want to Create

Make sure you are using the correct type of light for each portion of your space. There are three main types of lighting you will use in your landscape lighting design: ambient lighting, accent lighting, and path lighting. They each have a distinct function and placing them in ideal quantities and proper locations can enhance your outdoor space’s beauty.

Not Lighting The Right Spots

It is essential to light the entire space you are trying to illuminate. If you don’t light all of it, you will have dark spots and an uninviting outdoor space. It’s also important to have a clear plan in mind so that your yard doesn’t look patchy. Generally, your lighting design will incorporate a combination of ambient lighting, accent lighting, and path lighting.

Thinking You’re Able To Do It Alone

It’s hard to know exactly what needs to be considered when installing and creating good outdoor lighting if you’re not an expert. That’s why you need the help of lighting designers and technicians to guide you. Your team of technicians and lighting designers can help execute your vision and bring it to life.

How We Can Help

Working with a professional lighting company is the best option if you want to make sure your outdoor lighting is done correctly. Enlightened Lighting has years of experience in designing and installing outdoor lighting systems for residential properties. We can help you create the perfect outdoor lighting setup for your space. Contact us today at (703) 215-9089 to learn more about our services.