LANDSCAPE lighting is becoming increasingly popular these days among households.

As the trend is in, it is helpful to know some basic information for effective lighting, such as what to light in your yard, types of landscape lighting and how to use it.

Landscape lighting not only accentuates the details of your beautifully crafted garden or yard, especially at night, but also functions as guides for both you and your loved ones to move around.

If you are going to spend money on landscape lighting, you may want to consider having an inviting and well-lit entryway using two outdoor wall brackets outside the main door leading to the garden.

Lighting can enhance an area that looks dull during the day, and all you need to do is add a simple boulder or a textured wall carving to give it a dramatic effect when light shines on it.

According to www.lumens.com, there are various types of landscape lights that you can use in your garden or driveway.

Aligned to paths, pond and driveway, path lights are the most commonly used, and these small posts have a built-in light which is capped with a diffuser.

Postmount or Piermount lights are used for entries, gates, fences around a deck and are usually created to be fixed onto a post or on top of a structure.

Deck and Step Lights are installed directly into a yard’s hardscape or decking to provide a safe passage, apart from being able to wash light down stone walls and lit up entertainment spaces.

To stylise a space and for architectural purposes, Bollard lights is another heavy-duty version of pathway lighting that can also be used to distinguish one space from the other; the pathway and lawn.

Spotlights are used to highlight outdoor features like trees and sculptures that are regarded as the backbone, focal point of a landscape or garden.

Well-lights are partially fixed to the ground to create a unified look in both landscape and hardscape setting.

Pond lights, as the name suggests, are submerged in water for outdoor visual effects in water features.

Using light-emitting-diode (LED) technology, hardscape lights are tiny lights with brackets or flanges that install onto or into structures that are used to wash and graze walls with light.

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