Is there anything more relaxing that the sound of trickling water on a summer evening?
Property owners frequently describe the pond or waterfalls, as the feature they treasure most when I visit with them to discuss their lighting needs.
Though some add water features for the added benefit of tranquil sound, others also acquire them for the visual appeal that moving water provides.
Whatever the case, lighting really amplifies the serene setting a water feature creates for a landscape.
After we complete the design and install water feature lighting, our clients often remark that they don’t know why they waited so long to add lighting: “It’s as if the landscape actually comes to life after sunset.”
Light softly splashes over waterfalls, illuminating ponds and draping plant material in moving silhouettes and blurred shadows breathing motion and life into the scene. Extending our living spaces and turning our dark windows into natural portraits changes the way we live.
Here are tips that we think you will find helpful for lighting water features:
Remember, choosing the right lighting fixture for your system is just as important as finding the right location for the light to be placed and the right angle for it to be aimed.
With careful consideration and planning, it is possible to create a beautiful lighting effect. But the key is to understand what you are lighting, and what the best choice will be for illuminating the various aspects of your home and landscape.
To learn more about how to light your outdoor living space, 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, Davies and Utah Counties. Our outdoor lighting portfolio includes projects throughout Utah and beyond.