Stokesdale, NC- Architectural and Landscape Lighting
PROJECT SUMMARY: This sprawling landscape covered a few acres and was originally designed and installed by Southern Exposure Landscape Management. After the landscape was completed, Southern Lights also had the privilege of creating the lighting designs for the property. This client wanted the architecture of the home to be pronounced with enough illumination, but not to over shadow the landscape plant material, pond, and water features of the property.
LIGHTING FOCUS: The first area we focused on was the architecture and front elevations of the home. This created the back drop to everything else. There are no street lights in the neighborhood which is why the client wanted to highlight a lot of the property to give a sense of size as well as security. Areas of concern were the garage (point of entry into the home) for security, so special attention was paid here. Perimeter lighting was also a focus for Southern Lights. Fortunately there were large established trees on the property for us not only up light, but this also gave us an opportunity to create some “moonlighting” effects into the landscape. Incorporating different fixtures and techniques makes for a more natural lighting design. This also helped provide some balance and sense of space.
- Architecture of Home
- Lighting Balance and Composition of Space
- Landscape Trees and Plants
- Water Features
- Perimeter Landscape Lighting
LOCATION: The lighting designs and installation for this project can be found in Stokesdale, NC 27357
LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY. and should always start with a design. Properties of this size sometimes need to be designed to be installed in more than 1 phase. Phase 1 focused on the home’s architectural features, where as Phase II was more focused on the trees, plants, and water features. Due to the large property and lack of light, we chose to illuminate the garage from the soffits of the home. By going to the eaves of the home, it allowed us to not only illuminate the garage’s architecture, but also to put more ambient light on to the driveway giving a better sense of safety and security lighting.
- Designed for Phases
- Depth Perception
LIGHT FIXTURES: 100% Made in the USA Clarolux Landscape Lighting Fixtures. Clarolux- WL3 “Belmont” PAR36 Well Lights, Clarolux- BL21 “Tivoli” Compact Directional, Clarolux- FL36 “Lawndale” Flood Directional, Clarolux- AL1 “Barletta” Area & Path Light, and Clarolux- TL24 “Venice-II” Tree Light.
HURDLES TO OVERCOME: Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio knew this property was going to be installed in phases so we designed the system to allow for more lighting in the future. This meant we needed to right size the transformer from the beginning. Loading the transformer accurately is not only important for balancing the load, but also from a safety standpoint.
- Right sizing the transformer during Phase I to account for the future growth of Phase II and III.
- Routing and labeling additional wire for future lighting.
- Installing lighting fixtures in existing water features.
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 landscape lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of lighting 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)