lighting can be an important part of your project. The lighting and
highlighting of walls, shrubs, trees, building facades, etc. can make
a huge difference in the nighttime aesthetics throughout a project and
create an atmosphere that is pleasing and beautiful as well as give
people a sense of being safe and secure.
There are many different types of landscape lighting
available. Keep in mind that we can help you to determine how many and
what types of landscape lighting you need for your project. Here are
the choices you have to choose from:
Bollards - These
lights are typically no more than 42" tall and are used mostly
for lighting walkways and sidewalks. They are available in spun aluminum,
cast aluminum, cast iron, concrete, and fiberglass.
- These lights are mounted flush in the ground and are used in areas
where you don't want anything to protrude above ground level. They can
be mounted in soil or on concrete.
- Floodlights can be used to light walls, trees, statues, etc. These
bullet shaped floodlights usually have an integral 1/2" threaded
knuckle mount and can be supplied with a wide variety of lamp types
and sources to meet any needs.
- Simialar to the bullet lights above except they are most often rectangular
in shape and usually have HID type lamps. These hi-powered lights can
be used to light large objects or, with a narrow beam spread, to light
objects from a large distance away.
- Unlike christmas tree strings of lights which utilize small lamps
with low wattages, Festoon lights are very heavy duty with larger lamp
globes and higher wattages. Our Festoon light strings are the ONLY ones
UL listed as a system and in Europe they are even listed to be submerged
in water! Go to the Festoon Picture pages to see some applications.
- Putting strings of white lights in trees for decoration and to create
a festive atmosphere all year long has become very popular in recent
years. Our string lights are heavy duty commercial grade and are made
to be used all year round and to last for many years (Christmas tree
lights only have a seasonal UL listing and are designed to be used for
only a few weeks a year). The lamps we use in our strings have a very
long life and do not have to replaced as often as other types of string
lights. We even have a light string which utilizes LED lamps that can
last 10 to 20 years before burning out and use only 10 to 20 percent
of the power of incandescent systems!
- Small pathways and walkways can often be lit using very low level
(6"-18" high) lights. These lights are very cost effective
and can supply a very good lighting job. Some have side and uplight
components that can light shrubs that are near them.
- These lights are designed to be completely submersed in water. They
are commonly used in fountains to light water jets and effects.