Under cap lights (often referred to as bench lights) have become a popular lighting solution beyond conventional bench lighting because they can do three things: accent a wall, illuminate a path, and define the borders of an outdoor space.
For creative ideas on how to get the most out of the under cap lighting style, consider:
A sitting bench doesn’t have to have a light shining down over the top. Lighting from beneath does an incredible job at creating depth and defining the area surrounding the bench.
Indirect lighting often has a direct impact on the aesthetics and appeal of the overall lighting design.
Accenting a wall with an under cap light can create added beauty and function. Not only does this define the borders of the space itself, it also illuminates the path beneath it for functional use. In addition, retaining walls often double as sitting walls. This lighting approach has the added benefit of doubling as a bench light.
While there are different approaches to illuminating steps, under cap lights can be a great solution for casting light down onto individual steps.
Fire pits put out a lot of light on their own. But adding under cap lights to the fire pit adds an extra layer of light for safety around hot flames. This approach also brings beauty and ambiance when no flame is in use.
Lighting below the bar top around an outdoor kitchen makes it a cohesive part of the overall lighting design. Never underestimate what accent lighting in the right place will add to the balance and composition of the overall scene.
We see under bench lights used around patio spaces in creative ways to add extra layers of light. Creating a beautiful outdoor living space takes creativity and a lot of hard work on the part of the homeowner.
Figuring out a sure lighting design that works well for your unique outdoor living space doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. With a professional lighting designer standing behind you, you can be confident that the lights will look better than you imagined.
To learn more about how to light your outdoor living space with under cap lighting accents, call us at (801)440-7647 to schedule a free consultation, or feel free to simply fill out a contact form.
Located in Midvale, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah serves throughout Utah’s residential areas, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Davis & Utah Counties. Our outdoor lighting portfolio includes projects throughout Utah and beyond.