El Dorado Hills Landscape Design Lighting

In this section we will go over the top 3 landscape design lighting methods: traditional, transitional, and contemporary. Finding a landscape lighting method that fits you and your backyard the best is very important. We will help you figure out what methods will work best for you and your family.

Traditional Landscape Lighting

Traditional landscape design lighting serves its purpose without drawing much attention to the actual lighting it’s self. Instead the lighting puts focus elsewhere and accentuates the actual landscape design of your yard. The emphasis is not entirely on what the actual fixture looks like. Most traditional fixtures to come in cast aluminum with a bronze, silver or black finish. Traditional spotlights in landscape design are similar in the sense that they are small and unobtrusive, serving the purpose of drawing attention away from themselves to whatever they're angled at. Traditional lampposts in landscape design have a candelabra bulb within four or six panels of glass that taper slightly toward the bottom. They sit atop a standard black pole and are quite aesthetic.

Transitional Landscape Lighting

Transitional lights on the other hand will open up your landscape design options compared to traditional lighting. They can come in colors such as beech, spruce, or verdigris. The surfaces are often textured and divided by clean vertical or horizontal lines. The shades for transitional landscape design lighting can have a bit of variety as well. But a lot of them are variations on a basic hat shape-flattened cones with rounded tops. Transitional lighting also allows for fancy aspects to join your back yard landscape design. Some transitional landscape design lights have plain shades, but the poles are given leaves to make them look like shoots of grass.

Contemporary Landscape Lighting

Contemporary landscape design lighting often uses shades that look like inverted bowls, mushroom caps, or flying saucers. The supporting posts may remain thin or may flute outward as they reach up to the shade. Pointed shades with four panels like a pyramid or more for a rounded effect can also be used. Simpler designs are also in order. Basic cones and cylinders in black aluminum can be attached to decks or walls or perched simply atop a wooden post. For an extra effect, they can have vents in the side that allow some of the light out as they direct it downward.

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