Tree lighting is definitely one of the best ways of emphasizing your landscape and residence in terms of outdoor lighting. Proper design and application can create a surreal layering effect, from light dancing along pathways to up a driveway, to using uplighting to focus the illumination on a specific conifer. With tree lighting the choices are as endless as the trees mother nature has blessed us to work with.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio creates ethereal tree lighting within many of its outdoor lighting applications. The key is to work with the natural lines of the tree you are lighting. Dense trees do not make good candidates for lighting because they not only snuff out the light, but are quite difficult to light. When choosing a tree to light you look for character, size and ultimately how the limbs are formed. An ideal scenario occurs when limbs branch over one another, in layers, and you can light the upper branches and let the light trickle down and envelop the area you are trying to illuminate. This technique creates a hauntinglydreamy effect.
Not only is there a method to the madness when it comes to tree lighting, there are important safety issues as well. We see tree lighting all the time that is just an accident waiting to happen, with exposed cords, drop cords and wiring that has grown into the tree wounding the bark and branches and causing it to be susceptible to diseases and insects. Outdoor lighting Perspectives of Nashville recently covered the subject of tree lighting in this informative piece… http://outdoorlightingnashville.com/2011/07/26/outdoor-lighting-perspectives-of-nashville-proves-it-is-good-to-fool-with-mother-nature-in-terms-of-tree-lighting/
When we install the tree lighting we make sure there are no exposed wires that may inhibit lawn work and maintenance and risk an injury. We also treat the tree with special care and consideration and never cause damage that could deteriorate the tree in the future. This is why it is crucial to make sure a professional lighting specialist installs your outdoor lighting, in every aspect. After all your home is the single most expensive investment in your life, why trust your outdoor lighting that is supposed to enhance this investment’s beauty to an amateur?
Texas has many trees native to the state that make excellent specimens for tree lighting such as the Hackberry tree, Walnuts, Maples, Oaks , Palm trees and of course the breathtaking Mesquite tree. San Antonio is fortunate to have so many beautiful specimens that are candidates for tree lighting. Whenever we enter the property of a prospective client we anticipate the outdoor lighting installation like an artist would a blank canvas.
When considering the prospect of adding light to trees within your landscape Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has compiled a list of do’s to prepare you with the knowledge to ensure your professional outdoor lighting specialist covers all the necessary areas of importance.
Do balance the lighting so that the effect is seen in the overall application. Outdoor lighting that promotes unity and harmony within the landscape will help you achieve an overall effect, instead of spots of light that have no rhyme or reason.
Do try to layer the effect with tree lighting on multiple branches to get that haunting, dappled effect that is so aesthetically pleasing.
Do make certain the tree you are lighting is treated with TLC so as not to become damaged and vulnerable to disease and insects.
Do keep lines and powers sources invisible to the eye as much as possible to ensure they do not hinder the effect or become a safety hazard.
Do choose the candidates for tree lighting carefully, to get the biggest “bang” for your buck. It is also crucial not to go overboard on lighting trees, remember, less is always more.
Do choose an outdoor lighting specialist with experience with tree lighting.
No matter what type of outdoor lighting design you choose, tree lighting can give you stunning effects. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about tree lighting as well as landscape and garden lighting. Call (830) 624 – 1300 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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