Oak Ridge, NC- Architectural and Deck Lighting
PROJECT SUMMARY: Architectural Lighting on the home. Security lighting above garages. Step and Deck lighting on back deck and patio.
LIGHTING FOCUS: This client knew what they wanted before we showed up… they thought. This couple had seen down lighting in the neighborhood and thought it looked unique and different from everything being lit from the ground. Architectural Lighting on the home, Safety on the steps, and security around the garage was our goal.
- Deck and Steps
- Front Architectural Landscape Lighting
- Backyard Patio
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found in Oak Ridge, NC 27310
LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. So the lighting design started with down lights from the soffits of the home at first, per the client’s request. Southern Lights explained to them by only utilizing soffit lights, the peaks of their home will be dark and won’t fully capture their front elevation home like they thought it would. This project evolved after we mocked up some additional lighting that would highlight the eaves and let our clients see the effect before purchasing the additional light fixtures. Well, seeing is believing. They quickly agreed that the peaks needs to be illuminated. The backyard began with basic step lighting in the deck staircase to highlight and provide safety for their family and guests as they would come up and down into their backyard. While Southern Lights lighting designer was there, the client mentioned they were avid ping pong players and would like the ability to have lighting over their table tennis for tournaments and family fun. Naturally, we obliged and gave them a great solution that they can control separately from the rest of their landscape lighting system.
HURDLES TO OVERCOME: Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Sometimes, the hardest part of our job is to communicate what good landscape lighting looks like and how it is achieved. Preconceived notions of what will work or look good don’t always come to fruition. It’s great when our clients have a style and know what they are specifically looking for, but sometimes as lighting designers and professionals, we need to help give guidance, education, and direction to our clients. Adding a few extra fixtures may not seem like a big deal to this project, but the “Right” fixture, located in the “Right” location, with the “Right” wattage and beam angles makes all the differences.
- Lots of gutter and ladder work.
- Gutter guards.
- Concealing wire around all of the existing deck and stairs can be challenging, but when you have the right tools and experience for the job, all things are possible.
This client trusted Southern Lights with the lighting designs allowing us to provide the the most ideal landscape lighting effects with the best lighting fixtures for the space and structures.
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)