Outdoor Architectural Lighting, Design, and Audio Installations in Summerfield, NC 27358
PROJECT SUMMARY: This home has a beautiful mixture of stone and brick to showcase. What better way to bring attention to the details than professional outdoor lighting!
This home sits low on the lot and was very dark from the street. Professional outdoor lighting was desired to help enhance this properties appearance and make the front elevation pop 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: The main landscape lighting focus on phase I was to ensure instant curb appeal from the street, circle driveway, and front elevation of home.
Landscape lighting really allows us to capture the space in a more intimate and natural way than traditional line voltage (120v) flood lights. Accent landscape lighting helps create drama and detail on architecture.
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 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.
- Front Elevation of Home
- Circle Driveway
- Elevation Changes at Steps and Walkway
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found in Summerfield, NC 27358.
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.
Grazing the homes architecture correctly was very important to bring out the detail of the brick and stone. Proper fixture placement and LED wattage was critical to bring this lighting design to life.
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 sense of security. Coming home to a beautifully lit home and landscape instantly sets the mood and helps separate the stress of life, with the calmness of 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.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- Up Lighting
- Directional 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.
Southern Lights knew from the beginning that this home was going to need more landscape lighting fixtures in the future with an added phase down the road, so right sizing cable, transformer, and amperage on the system was important.
The home, driveway and garage areas were overly dark on a street that also had very little ambien light. Designing the lighting system so that effect would flow seamlessly across the front elevation and garage was important. Getting the correct light onto garage required Southern Lights to core drill for flush mounted well lights into driveway centered on the middle of the garage doors. These well lights allow us to continue the light across the eaves keeping the architecture lit in the same manner which adds to the balance in this lighting design.
Another critical piece of this lighting design were the dormers. Dormers usually need separate fixtures designed and installed in the gutters. Dormers are a great detail in a home’s architecture that look great lit at night. They are needed to help illuminate and carry the landscape lighting effect across the architecture evenly. Custom gutter mounted fixtures were utilized to highlight the dormers.
The existing landscape was 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)