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How does uplighting benefit your property?

As a homeowner, it’s important for you to think about ways to improve your property’s landscape. Many people will do this by adding lavish structures such as pavilions, fire pits, and wood-fired pizza ovens while others will spruce up the place with more vegetation or perhaps a garden. No matter what you choose, however, these landscape items always look better with professional LED landscape lighting effects.

Uplighting and downlighting are common parts of any lighting plan because they’ve proven to be effective techniques to improve the appearance of a property’s landscape and add to its curb appeal. Today, we’re going to take a look at the uplighting aspect by explaining how this particular technique works and what benefits you’ll enjoy from it.

What Is Landscape Uplighting?

Landscape uplighting is a technique where lighting fixtures are strategically positioned at ground level to cast illumination upwards toward architectural details or points of interest. Although this landscape design principle seems simple enough, producing the right accents and atmosphere takes a certain level of expertise. Uplighting is used in events such as weddings and concerts but has proven even more beneficial when used as part of a property’s landscape.

Benefits of Landscape Uplighting

When used by professionals, uplighting is an extremely useful technique to improve your landscape. Combine this with other outdoor landscape lighting tools and your home will look absolutely incredible.

Here are some of the benefits that you’ll receive with uplighting:

Enhance Architecture

Without the proper lighting, your home’s architecture will never get the love it deserves as people drive by or visit after the sun’s gone down. Uplighting will allow you to focus on architectural features that bring out the structure’s personality. Plus, one potential side effect is you may discover beauty in certain spots that you didn’t even know existed.

Highlight Special Features

Whether your home had special landscape features when you first moved in or you’ve added a few things since then, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to show them off. Uplighting is a great way to draw attention to some of your most exciting and attractive features. This is your opportunity to highlight a statue, water structure, pavilion, rose bushes, and other important parts of your property.

Eye-Pleasing Shadows

Believe it or not, but shadows aren’t just effective for creating spooks and scares during Halloween. In fact, shadows are one of the most useful lighting effects that a homeowner can have in his or her repertoire. A popular technique is to aim the light at a small tree or other vegetation to cast a shadow on the structure behind it, thereby creating a dramatic appearance in your front or backyard.

Plenty of Style Options

The lamps used for uplighting come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and designs. This makes it very easy for a homeowner to find the perfect style to fit a certain mood or personality for the property. You’ll definitely be able to find something that meshes well with natural stone, wood, or other landscape elements.

Provides Safety and Security

It never hurts to have some extra light on your property. Uplighting does a wonderful job at filling the area with illumination as a way to improve safety and security of your home. Not only will household members and visitors be able to make their way around your property more easily, but the lights will also deter potential trespassers from approaching.

Backlighting Features

In addition to projecting shadows, uplighting allows lighting fixtures to backlight features, too. Backlighting creates a dramatic silhouette because only the outline of a feature can be seen, which adds to the mystery of your property. This is a fantastic lighting design technique to enhance the overall appearance of your landscape.

Brings Dimension to Surfaces

Every property has flat, uninteresting surfaces that are crying out for attention. With the use of uplighting, you can bring dimension to these surfaces, giving them a more exciting, dramatic focus. This is a common technique used to enhance landscape features such as fences and walls, but will work on any lackluster surface.

Much Lower Energy Cost

Like other lighting options commonly used in today’s homes, uplighting lamps utilize LEDs that have a much lower energy output. These LED lights will also last a lot longer, which means you won’t be replacing them nearly as frequently as traditional bulbs. If you’re looking for a way to help the environment and save money, this one’s a no-brainer.

Contact Elegant Accents for Landscape Lighting Opportunities

The professional lighting designers at Elegant Accents can help you improve your landscape with the use of uplighting and other energy-efficient lighting techniques. If you have any questions about LED lighting installation or would like a free, no-obligation demo, reach out to us at (813) 629-2228.