When you’re trying to design your landscape, one of the things that you might not think about is the lighting. As you install lights along pathways and in front of flower beds, there are a few mistakes that you want to avoid making so that your lighting doesn’t overwhelm certain areas of the yard, taking away from the beauty that this addition can offer. One of the common mistakes that you might make is poor placement. An exterior lighting Overland Park company can come to your home to offer suggestions about where to place lights so that they don’t illuminate only one area and so that one area of the yard isn’t brighter than another. Measure the distance from one focal point to another in order to get the best placement of lights in your yard.
Another mistake that you could make that you don’t intend to do is to use lights that are powerful enough to illuminate the area. Even after choosing fixtures that blend well with the yard and the exterior of the home and after making sure they are positioned so that they will shine on trees, flowers, and along pathways just how you want them, they might not be bright enough to accent these areas when the lights are on at night. Consider using solar lights that store energy from the sun during the day. These are sometimes brighter, and they will often last longer than lights that rely on batteries. Avoid getting lights that are cheaper in price. Even though you might save money initially, you’ll end up spending more money in the long run because you’re going to need to replace them at some point when they stop working. You should also think about the glare that is given off when the lights are on, positioning them so that they aren’t facing windows or other reflective surfaces.