Architectural Landscape Lighting in Greensboro, NC 27408
PROJECT SUMMARY: A beautiful red brick home and picturesque backyard. All the makings of an exquisite landscape lighting design could be found in this New Irving Park home in the Provincetown Neighbhorhood. This home and property was easy to make look good.
This system started as a landscape lighting repair project for Southern Lights and after an evaluation of the system and the age of fixtures and use of connections we were able to utilize a few fixtures, it was determined that the majority of the system should be replaced.
Professional outdoor lighting was desired to help enhance this properties appearance and make the backyard patio function after hours when the sun goes down.
During the design phase, Southern Lights provides the road map and detailed lighting designs for our clients, capturing beautiful settings at night, creating the most ideal landscape lighting effects.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOCUS: Architectural and landscape lighting on this home were the main focus. Wrapping light around this brick home’s front, side, and rear facades instantly gave a sense of security and a warm and welcoming entrance.
The front of the home comprised of a nice brick paver walkway and two Crape Myrtles flanking the front entrance. The moment you pull up to the house, you immediately feel at home. Once at the front door, you’ll find a stone walkway wind around the landscape to the side of of the home. Pathway lighting was needed to help guide the homeowner’s and their guests from one entrance to another safely. Several Dogwood trees were also brought to life with landscape lighting.
Moving to the backyard… You are immediately met with pathway lights illuminating the brick paver walkway leading to the back patio and deck. The deck and pergola lighting instantly pull your eyes to the back of the property.
Also important to the homeowners, was to ensure that the security lighting was consistent with the landscape lighting around the home. Southern Lights wants to provide enough for the space, but not too much where the effect is washed out and the drama is lost.
When talking with our clients, Southern Lights always tries to listen for what’s most important from our client’s perspective. In this case and in our company motto of (Safety. Security. SERENITY), All three of these focuses played an equal role in these lighting designs.
- Safety lighting was needed to address the elevation changes throughout the property and along the long winding driveway.
- Security lighting was needed to help illuminate a very dark back and side yard and keep intruders out.
- SERENITY lighting is always needed to give the space and property a clean and natural design during evening hours. Tying the function with the beauty is always our goal.
- Architectural Lighting on Front Elevation of Home
- Architectural Lighting on Side Elevation of Home
- Architectural Lighting on Back Elevation of Home
- Elevation Changes at Steps and Walkways
- Up-lighting of Specific Trees
- Down-lighting of Deck and Stone Patio
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FIXTURES: 100% made in the USA Clarolux Landscape Lighting Fixtures. Clarolux AL1 “Barletta” Area & Copper Path Light, Clarolux WL3 “Belmont” PAR36 Well Lights, Clarolux TL24 “Venice-II Tree Light, Clarolux WL16-FT-III “Starmount” MR16 Well Light, and Clarolux BL21 “Tivoli” Compact Directional Spot Lights.
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found New Irving Park’s Provincetown Neighborhood, Greensboro, NC 27408.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. The front walkway again was a main focus for these clients.
The main outdoor living space centered around the deck creating a beautiful backdrop that can be viewed from anywhere in the backyard as well as through the windows of the home. Around the deck and stone patio, several down lights were utilized to create a “moonlight” effect.
This outdoor lighting system is built to last and to add on to. Creating a lighting design, that is scaleable is important to Southern Lights. This property is ready for additional lights that may be desired in the future without having to re-wire and re-do any of the landscape lighting. Southern Lights has the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing clients and this couple was no different. Their love for their home shined through in their appreciation for the beautifully illuminated landscape lighting on this property.
Adding outdoor landscape lighting and giving our client remote access through a smartphone made all the difference for their security lighting.
These clients realized early on that this property and landscape really needed the full attention of an expert landscape lighting designer. Allowing Southern Lights the ability to be creative with the lighting design and to have some freedom of fixture selection and location, proved to be a great decision.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- Down Lighting “Moonlighting”
- Up Lighting
- Path Lighting
- Deck Lighting
- Cross Lighting
HURDLES TO OVERCOME: Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Getting light to the right place takes some skill and time to coordinate installing wire to the desired fixture location.
The property was heavily wooded in the backyard so selecting the right trees to highlight was important. Some pruning was necessary to get the desired lighting effect into the canopies of the trees and into the plant material as well.
The existing landscape is fairly mature, so keeping the plant material properly pruned will be an ongoing maintenance need for these clients to keep the lighting design in tact for years to come and to reduce unnatural shadows on the architecture. This client ultimately trusted Southern Lights with the lighting designs allowing us to provide them with the most ideal landscape lighting effect with the best lighting fixtures for the space and structures. We think it turned out pretty awesome!
Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights of NC: Outdoor Lighting and Audio serves clients properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc. Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose the most ideal landscape lighting company Greensboro, NC. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone (336.451.4969)