Low-voltage landscape lighting is stunningly effective at highlighting the different architectural features of your home.
Making your home feel warm and inviting in the evening hours all comes down to how it’s being illuminated.
In this blog, we explore two approaches to architectural lighting and discuss how they can work in unison to create something truly astonishing.
Understanding different lighting design elements can be tricky.
Uplighting serves as a focused and purposeful lighting technique, often employed to highlight intricate architectural elements.
This lighting approach can be seen in situations where the detailed or more upfront architectural pieces are being captured.
There are plenty of other situations where up lighting can be used for highlighting unique architectural features.
Flood lighting is the lighting approach that helps blend everything together. Flood lighting is used on architectural pieces that don’t need a directional focused light. I like to think of flood lighting as a soft splash. It’s just enough to bring out a soft reflection.
Here are some examples of where a flood light would be used in architectural lighting:
The way flood lighting can be adapted is unique in the way that it provides an even spread of light over a given surface without looking harsh or overdone. When done well, it provides just the right amount of light to help the overall lighting design come together seamlessly.
The best way to begin understanding architectural lighting is to go out and start looking at it in real life. Have fun with it. Figure out what you like and what might work best for you. There are many way to architecturally illuminate your home. Understanding these two methods – up lighting and flood lighting – will certainly help you to come up with and create a timeless look.
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