Landscape lighting is often the first thing to be removed from the overall landscape budget due to cost restraints, but this could be a fatal mistake. Landscape lighting adds value to the overall appreciation you will have for your home and landscape; allowing you to enjoy it well into the evening. Landscape lighting also will assist with security and prevent injuries from occurring when guests or delivery drivers attend your home in the evening hours. Having said that, landscape lighting has to be executed and designed to ensure that it does not become a runway at your local airport or feel like Las Vegas. When you hire a professional with design experience and an eye for detail you are bound to impress your neighbours as well as anyone visiting your home this coming season.
We refer to outdoor landscape lighting as ‘Nightscape’ lighting which is a noun that depicts a scene viewed at night, especially as represented in art. In our case, the art is the landscape created and installed to beautify your home. The overall purpose of outdoor lighting is designed around highlighting the natural features of your home and garden, as well as providing functional illumination for activities like entertaining or people that visit your home in the evening.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your home’s security and ambiance, nightscape lighting may also be the answer. Here are 4 benefits of adding nightscape lighting to your home:
1. Increased security
Landscape lighting can make it difficult for criminals to hide or approach your home undetected. They also come on at a regular time and can now be controlled from anywhere in the world via wifi controllers and apps connected to the transformer. A well-lit home is a deterrent to would-be intruders or burglars compared to a house that is pitch black.
2. Improved curb appeal.
Nightscape lighting can add beauty and intrigue to your home’s exterior and landscape making it more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell. On top of the selling option, you also get to enjoy it year-round late into the evening and showcase the garden and all it has to offer while relaxing in the backyard or coming home at night. This will create an attractive environment for you to enjoy with family or friends and achieve amazing results with outdoor lights.
3. Enhanced safety and security for children and pets.
Nightscape lighting can help keep guests, children and pets be safer by illuminating potentially dangerous or tripping hazards or paths around your home to get safely to your garage, basement suites, coach houses or path from the street to your home. Our professionals understand what it takes to make your home safe and can determine with you what areas should be illuminated and what type of light or lights should be used.
4. Reduced energy costs.
With the proper selection of low voltage, LED outdoor lighting, designed efficiently by one of our professionals, you can save money on your energy bills by using less electricity during the night compared to the existing Halogen options common in any home with landscape lighting installed. Many of the new and improved landscape lights available now also come with a VLO option which stands for Variable Lumen Output. This provides the client with the ability to adjust the lumens of each light within their landscape by the touch of a magnet to a part on the fixture which in most cases will have 3 options without changing bulbs or anything within the light. Using the right type of timer can also make the difference in reducing overall costs.
What do you light up or illuminate with nightscape lighting?
Nightscape lighting can be used to highlight any number of features on your property. Here are a few ideas to light up different architectural features:
- Uplighting trees and shrubs
- Perimeters of garden beds
- Walkways and entranceways
- Outdoor kitchens
- Outdoor living spaces
- Retaining wall
- Pools and water features
Browse our gallery of landscape lighting offerings here to light up your outdoor space.
A well-designed Nightscape Lighting system can add significant value and enjoyment to your outdoor space and landscape. By utilizing LED lighting solutions, we can provide a system that is eco-friendly, consumes minimal energy, and lasts for years to come.
Our team can create custom landscape lighting solutions to ensure your home, strata or business is more secure and enjoyable in the evenings.
Types of Landscape Lighting
Who is Nightscape Lighting?
Nightscape Lighting is a division of The Great Canadian Landscaping Company. If you’re considering landscape lighting for your home, be sure to contact Nightscape Lighting. With the many benefits of nightscape lighting, there’s no reason not to add this beautiful and functional element to your home.
We install, service, and expand current landscape lighting systems. We can also custom design a system that is efficient and provides the lighting required to not only accent your current landscaping but also provide you security and peace of mind while you are away from your home.
We know the importance of nightscape lighting. We offer a wide range of products and installation options to choose from to add beauty, safety, and value to your home, yard, or outdoor spaces.
Contact us today to learn more about our services for homeowners and businesses, and how we can help you transform your landscape and outdoor living space. Together we will eliminate the darkness in your life!