Lighting the landscape around a building creates a safe, secure environment. You can also achieve a dramatic effect on arrival at the front of a home or at the rear, on the perimeter of entertaining areas. A secondary benefit is that it also makes this space more usable at night.
Ambient Light Layer
Bollards, flood lights, in-ground luminaires and spotlights are ideal for security and safety purposes.
Task Light Layer
Outdoor living areas around swimming pools, BBQs, dining and entertaining zones may require specific task lighting. This could include: floods, spotlights, in-ground, bollards, up and down lights, linear and strip lighting.
Accent Light Layer
Accent architectural elements, specific plants in the garden, feature walls or fountains with downlights, in-ground and wall-mounted luminaires.
Check that your lighting meets the IP67 waterproofing requirements for an outdoor area.
Consider moveable spotlights. These are useful as their adjustability means they can be moved according to your activity, such as, for example, when sitting down to eat, or standing around with a gathering or having a picnic in the backyard.