Low Voltage Landscape Lighting in Birkhaven Neighborhood, Summerfield, NC 27358
PROJECT SUMMARY: This corner lot needed some help in the illumination department. A need for outdoor security lighting at this Birkhaven home was an initial request of the the lighting design. Highlighting the front of the home’s architecture was crucial as with most any lighting design, but the driveway, garage, and side of the home were also very important because of the traffic direction and access into the home comes from this side. 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: The home had several architectural features; dormers, offset peaks and overhangs, as well as a prominent american flag. Illuminating the elevation changes at the front walkway and steps helped create safe passage at night.
The garage was a major part of the lighting design and focus. This couple had flood lights on the side of the house, but hated the lighting effect it put off. It was very unwelcoming and harsh. Southern Lights was able to provide both the security the owner’s needed to feel on their property, and the serenity desired for a subtle accent lighting on and around the property.
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, Side, and Garage Elevations of Home
- Elevation Changes at Steps and Walkways
LOCATION: This custom low voltage landscape lighting design and installation can be found in the Birkhaven neighborhood, Summerfield, NC 27358.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. The home sits on a corner so exposure to two sides of the home are prevalent. Wrapping light consistently around the sides of the home was extremely important so that the entire property fit together and was cohesive. The brand new lawn and plantings now come alive with this classic brick home.
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.
LOW VOLTAGE LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- 100% LED Lighting
- Up Lighting
- Wash 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. Proper planning was necessary for this custom low voltage landscape lighting project to run smoothly. Due to the offset peaks and dormers, there was a fair amount of technical work performed on this lighting installation. This landscape is fairly mature, so getting fixtures where they needed to be for the right lighting effect, didn’t line up with the existing plant material. A night time visit was necessary to fine tune this lighting design. The upper eaves of this home also created a few installation intricacies. 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)