Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio- Camden Falls LED Landscape Lighting Design and Installation in Greensboro, NC 27410
PROJECT SUMMARY: Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio spent a lot of time with these clients. We started with a master landscape plan that developed into a master lighting design as well. Our sister company Southern Exposure also spent a lot of time on this project working on the patio, seatwalls, and plantings.
Illuminating the homes architecture, backyard garden, patio, and specific trees brought this property to life and gave new meaning to be outdoors in the evenings.
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: Like many things there is a right and a wrong way of doing things. Lighting is no different. These clients weren’t as focused on the house as they were the landscape. Usually the home is the backdrop that provides the structure and height to the lighting design. The lighting was to be subdued on the home and provide just enough light in the front of the home to be inviting, but not over done. The main attraction was the patio. The specific reason this project took shape was due to the clients really wanting to enjoy the patio and outdoor living space from the inside of the home. May sound a little different, but the concept is how we always approach a design. Find out what’s important to the client! Southern Lights found out that a lot of time is spent in the kitchen cooking and entertaining, and the main view from the kitchen window is their beautiful patio and plantings. Now that outdoor lighting has been added, they can enjoy the view 24/7… and what a view it is!
The backyard is where these clients really wanted to create a scene. Obviously, there were beautiful plantings, paver patios, stone walkways, and courtyard that needed professional landscape lighting. Adequate garden lighting was needed to guide guests from the driveway to the backyard into their backyard wonderland.
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 sidewalk and into the vegetable gardens.
- 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.
- Functional Utility Lighting along driveway and sidewalks
- Elevation Changes at Steps
- Garden Lighting on Trees and Plantings
- Courtyard Seating
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FIXTURES: 100% made in USA Clarolux Landscape Lighting Fixtures. Clarolux AL11 “Verona” Area & Path Light and “Turin” – Copper: DL4-II.
LOCATION: This custom backyard garden lighting design and installation can be found in the Camden Falls neighborhood off Brassfield Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. A custom built home, needs a custom landscape lighting design and installation. Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio offers a full range of design and maintenance services to accommodate different styles and budgets.
These clients realized early on that this property and landscape really needed the full attention of an expert landscape lighting designer. Allowing Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio 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:
- 100% LED Lighting
- Up Lighting
- Path Lighting
- Wash 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. Sleeves or conduit were were placed under sidewalks and patio to allow easy access for wire now and in the future. Fortunately on this project there were no major hurdles or issues arose.
Highlighting the upper elevations of the home required an experienced outdoor lighting technician to install a few gutter mounted fixtures. Many times to provide consistent and even lighting designs on architecture, additional fixtures are needed to offset shadows that can be only be mounted from a soffit or gutter. This takes experience and a willingness the make sure the design is correct, even if it becomes a more difficult installation.
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 Outdoor Lighting & 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 and audio systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in audio & lighting designs, servicing 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)