When to downlight or light up your landscape

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Light has the ability to evoke emotion and add a tasteful element of beauty when it is placed in the right spot. Needless to say, It can be very challenging, but also fun, to mount your outdoor lighting either above or below features in your garden, depending on what you are hoping to illuminate. In the end, it is all about direction. Whether you delicately place lights in your trees our strategically mount lights along a pathway, there are so many possibilities when it comes to directional lighting.

When should you light up your landscape?

Up lighting provides your backyard with alluring effects that embellish your landscape. When outdoor lights are mounted below a tree or shrub and are shined upwards, they have the ability to show off added elements of the plant or structure that is not as visible during the day.

For instance, directional lighting that is placed upwards shows the intricate details and bumps of the tree bark, the curvy structure of the branches and the gentle venation pattern of each individual leaf. When it comes to architectural structures, lighting up columns has the ability to add a dramatic effect by casting shadows against the pillars.

It is important to note that you can also up light your garden using well lights — fixtures that sit even with the level of the ground shining directional lighting onto lower sitting shrubbery. These lights are ideal for flower beds because they shine straight up highlighting the beauty of the petals.

When should you downlight your landscape?

Although it may seem like the more light you have to display your garden features at night the better, sometimes less is actually more when it comes to lighting. Outdoor seating is a perfect feature to consider downlighting. Usually benches and chairs are not as pleasing to the eye so when you cast a subtle shadow, usually underneath the objects, they are highlighted enough to see in order to navigate around them, but not highlighted as something that needs to be put on display.

Use faux lighting to resemble natural lighting

One of the best and most effective form of downlighting is the beautiful hued glow of the moonlight beating down upon your garden. If the moon doesn’t always grace you with its presence, perhaps placing a light fixture high up inside your tree could offer the same aesthetic appeal that feels natural to the eye.

Patios, driveways and ponds are two ideal places that always look amazing cascaded under moonlight, while also helpful to guide you in the pitch darkness. Entertain your guests with your own moonlit sky and light up your garden the way mother nature does with some awesome directional lighting.

What are some ways that you light up or downlight your garden? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

4 tips for spooky Halloween lighting

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Want to know the key to creating a spooky outdoor Halloween setting? Lighting and a creative imagination. Whether you’re looking to send shivers up the spine, or create a fun, playful scene, we’ve listed our best tips to decorate your garden in true Halloween style.

Use flood lights for atmosphere

Flood lights are great for creating broad light across an area, or highlighting a specific feature. Pointing the spotlight at props such as skeletons and tombstones will make them glow in the dark for maximum spook-factor! Check out our range of floodlights.

Remember your Halloween path lights

Halloween path lights are perfect for nighttime, as well as having the added benefit of ensuring people don’t trip over decorations or cords. Halloween is the number one excuse to run around and have fun, but it’s important people are safe and can see where they are walking. We have a whole section of path lights on the website.

Make the most of pumpkins

Like Santa Claus, Pumpkins only make an appearance once a year, so why not make the most of them while they’re here and decorate your garden in true Halloween fashion. Whether you opt for a real pumpkin carved by your very own hands, or a plastic glow-in-the-dark alternative, no Halloween scene is complete without one!

Put everything on a timer

If you plan to spend Halloween indoors watching scary movies, you probably want to limit your trips out into the spooky darkness as much as possible. Using an outdoor timer means you don’t have to remember to turn everything on (and off). These also come in handy around the Christmas season too. Shop timers on our website.

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Best Pro Lighting Offers Green Solutions For Your Lighting Needs

Canoga Park CA -April 7, 2009- Best Pro Lighting is happy to announce its newest offerings for all your lighting needs.

Best Pro Lighting has been offering convenience, top-notch service, and a host of premier quality products to its online customers for nearly two years. Now, they have added some new products to their line and are excited to introduce them to the world.

With the BPL 105 Bullet Uplight you can light any flower, garden, bush or tree and with the LED MR16 lights you can save energy while you do it.

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