Just like stadium lights that brighten up an entire field, outdoor directional lighting has the ability to completely change the way your landscape looks. Especially when it’s against the backdrop of the midnight sky.
The key to showcasing your garden at night comes down to your ability to control and manipulate a variety of directional lighting. Directional lights help you create different styles and moods, as well as provide you with a great opportunity to showcase your garden when the sun goes down.
What is directional lighting?
The best feature of directional lights, or flood lights, is that they allow you to control the direction your light is flowing. These controlled beaming lights are typically used to provide a higher light level to some direct surrounding areas, which makes them ideal to use to showcase any element that you want to stand out.
Accenting is one of their specialties. Flood lights are a perfect addition to any home and can be used to highlight works of art, architectural features, plants and pretty much anything that you find interesting.
How does directional lighting create moods?
In a world where we want every moment to be camera friendly, lighting is the key to creating the mood. Light has the ability to highlight parts of a tree or even a bed of flowers in bloom. Needless to say, understanding how light works gives you the ability to manipulate the scene and create the mood you desire.
Focusing your flood lights on a certain area can brighten the space and provide a shadow effect behind objects. The further away you place your directional lights, the softer the highlighting light will be. If you use multiple flood lights, they can even bounce off each other and create a deeper intensity.
Garden features are great candidates for directional lighting. Highlighting a beautiful foundation, a large maple tree or a prized statue are all great reasons to use flood lights to add some uplifting drama to your landscape.
Some directional lights to consider
Low voltage landscape flood lights are able to create a bright, softening light that is perfect for highlighting any trees or plants outside of your home. With a charming, sleek, rust colored finish, this landscape flood light would make a great addition to any garden.
Directional lights are always offered as quality LED lights. This product includes tempered heat resistant glass, a silicone gasket and a heavy-duty ground spike to make it easy to place in your grass or garden.
Not only are you able to highlight the beauty of your backyard, but you can do it with a more energy efficient alternative.
Have you ever used directional lighting to highlight any part of your garden? Tell us about it in the comments section below.