Bethesda MD Electrician Outdoor Lighting
Written by Walt Meyer

Summer Trends for Landscape Lighting

Summer has arrived and your family will be spending more time outside your home to take advantage of the warmer weather. Your backyard can become the place to socialize after sunset by using modern exterior lighting to beautify your landscaping and the pool area.

Outdoor lighting also promotes safety by illuminating stairways and walkways at night. Lighting of the right color, skillfully directed and properly modulated, can also set the desired mood and highlight the most attractive features of your property. Intrigued? Let’s review four landscape lighting trends that will brighten your summer.

Paint With Colors

Traditional white lights were once the only options for landscape lighting, but color filters now allow you to add color to your landscaping. These filters provide a variety of colors that will allow you to paint with lights. Homeowners can now highlight plantings, spot light statues, and create ambiance in entertainment areas. Filters can also be attached to white lights for adjusting their color temperatures, either making them cooler or warmer.

Fantastic Orbs

Fantastic settings in landscaping can now be created easily by using illuminated globes in a variety of colors and patterns. Some of the most spectacular are those made of handblown glass by NightOrb, and many of their themes are quite elaborate. There are types that can float in pools, which will give your party a dreamy effect.

Conserving Energy

Environmentally conscious homeowners want lighting that lowers energy consumption, and using LED lighting does the job. Not only are LEDs more energy efficient that incandescent, halogen, and CFL bulbs, their service lives can last 100,000 hours. Another green option gaining traction is solar powered lighting, which takes advantage of a renewable energy source and saves on utility bills.

Starry Starry Night

Like a starry night, a constellation of small lights can twinkle from paths and plants, creating a playful and elegant look for your outdoor areas. Originally inspired by Christmas lighting, they add dimension so attractive features of your landscaping, architecture, sculptures, and plantings usually hidden by darkness can take shape.

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Founded in 1991, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured. Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.