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Perfect Landscape Lighting Requires Planning

Posted by Gavin Martin on Mon, September 21, 2009
Landscape LightingDesign Center - Planning...

Our featured brand Hinkley recommends following these simple guidelines to ensure a successful lighting plan:    

  • Conceal the light source behind shrubs, etc., where possible - except where the fixture itself is a decorative element.
  • Don't "over-light" (a little light goes a long way).
  • Be creative in using a mixture of lighting techniques for drama and excitement.
  • Arrange for an automatic device to turn lights on and off, such as a timer or photocell.
  • Be considerate of your neighbors - position lights strategically so they do not shine into their windows.

The basic steps are simple:

  • Decide what you want to illuminate.
  • Select the appropriate lighting techniques.
  • Select the appropriate lighting fixtures and accessories.

•    Choose the power supply (transformer).

The featured path lighting in the picture above is part of the Balloon Collection from Hinkley Lighting.

Hinkley Lighting


Tags: Hinkley Lighting, Outdoor Lighting, Design tips, Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting

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