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Outdoor Lighting Is One Part Art, One Part Science, One Part Technology

How an Outdoor Lighting Company Approaches It

Outdoor Lighting Is One Part Art, One Part Science, One Part Technology

The most interesting endeavors require mastering multiple skills. Take writing, for example. Every language has rules and structures to follow for effective communication. But the best writing applies creativity and art to the task and sometimes bends the rules to achieve a unique result while accomplishing the objective.

So it is with lighting. Lighting is part art and part science. There are basic rules and techniques to follow, but the creative lighting designer can create exceptional results. And these days, technology also plays a role, as it can aid both the scientific and artistic parts of lighting. This is what an outdoor lighting company can bring to the table for your Atlanta, GA, home. Let’s explore a bit more of each aspect. 

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The Science

Any good project starts with solid objectives. What do you want to accomplish? An outdoor lighting design might want to highlight architectural features. It typically also features specific trees, plants, and plant materials. The design needs to grow with trees and plants for some time, too. Next, the lighting might serve safety purposes for navigating outside spaces and illuminating dark areas. The lighting system must be eminently usable, letting the homeowner enjoy outside patios, pools, fountains, ponds, gardens, and other features. Naturally, the lighting itself should be durable, safe, long-lasting, and conform to all local safety codes and standards.

The Art

A lighting design might accomplish all the "science" objectives above, but without creativity and vision, it could be dull and unremarkable. A great lighting design adds beauty with light. It can create subtle moods, or it can dazzle with dramatic effects. While the lighting can highlight features of the structures and landscape, it must also do so with balance and cohesion. This is done by understanding what is there and applying the appropriate technique to create an aesthetic effect with lighting that would otherwise go unnoticed. The methods typically involve creating shadows and silhouettes for effect, as well as washing structures and gardens to highlight details from the darkness. 

The Technology

As you may know, LED technology has brought a sea change to lighting inside and outside the home. Outdoor lighting is no exception. LED’s longevity is a boon to outdoor lighting, as these lights typically are used extensively and might require more frequent replacement than indoor lighting. LED lighting is also far more efficient than alternatives, so you can use lighting more while consuming less energy. LED lighting also adds a new dimension to outside lighting, like color. Tunable outdoor lighting brings one more artistic tool to the outdoor lighting designer, adding flair, playfulness, and the ability to blend lighting with seasonal colors. Other tools of the trade are specific lights for areas, like path lights, step lights, and tiki torch lights for aesthetics and utility. 

Accent your beautiful property with an outdoor lighting company that understands the balance of art, science, and technology in lighting. Contact us here or click the chat box below to connect with one of our experts quickly. We look forward to working with you!