Bistro Lighting in Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC 27403.
PROJECT SUMMARY: A new trend in the landscape lighting industry is taking off. More and more clients are choosing to incorporate these lights into their backyard, patios, decks, pergolas, and outdoor kitchens. If you’ve never heard of bistro lights before, you may have heard them by another name.
- String Lights
- Bar Lights
- Festoon Lights
- Festive Lights
- Edison Bulb Lights
- Globe Lights
- Cafe String Lights
- Italian String Lights
- Outdoor Patio Lights
- Carnival Lights
This client in the Sunset Hills Neighborhood of Greensboro, NC was adamant about wanting Bistro Lights strung over his new landscape and patio after he had just recently been to an upscale restaurant on their outdoor patio and fell in love with these string lights.
Even though this lighting design was simple, Southern Lights still spent time developing the layout and lighting design. During the design phase, Southern Lights provided the customer with additional lighting options that could be added onto down the road.
The goal with any outdoor lighting design is to capture the essence of the subject, (in this case, the home), for our clients, creating the most ideal landscape lighting effect.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOCUS: The patio was definitely the main focus for this outdoor lighting system. Re-creating the beautiful dining experience this couple had just experienced at a local upscale restaurant was important.
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 at the front entrance.
- Security lighting was needed to help illuminate a very dark home and provide reflective lighting back onto the front yard.
- SERENITY lighting is always needed to give the space and property a clean and natural lighting design during evening hours.
- Brick Paver Patio
- Lush Landscape
- Elevation Changes / Steps
- New Construction of Screened Porch/Patio and Garage
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found in Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC 27403.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. Southern Lights likes to start with “The End in Mind,” meaning that our lighting designs and installations are built for flexibility and additions as plant material grows and changes or additional outdoor landscape lighting is desired.
Adequate lighting with a lot of flexibility was Southern Lights main objective. There would be times where the lighting needs would require 100% intensity, and others where only a low level light was desired. For this reason, we installed an in-line dimmer switch that can allow the bistro lights to range in brightness levels.
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 outdoor landscape lighting on this property.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- Bistro Lights
- Down 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.
This project was designed to run on a 12v transformer instead of 120v. This meant that our clients could add on additional landscape lighting down the road into the existing infrastructure. Each strand of string lights needed to be custom cut to fit the space.
Southern Lights uses high-quality, commercial grade string lights unlike what homeowners can find in the big box stores or online. We custom cut our lines to the perfect length from long rolls to ensure we can create a clean design and install.
Sometimes it can be difficult to explain the difference in cost for this style lighting system. A few of the main differences you’ll find from Southern Lights and other low-cost string lights can be found below:
- High-Quality, Commercial Grade String Lights
- Custom Cut Lengths to Fit Specific Needs
- Heavy Duty Sockets
- Premium Connections
- Custom Socket Wire Styles
- Edison Style LEDs
- 12v- Low Voltage instead of 120v
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)