Architectural Landscape Lighting in Armfield Neighborhood, Summerfield, NC 27358
This Armfield home stands out from the crowd with its beautiful paver driveway and simple and sophisticated architecture and was installed several years ago. Southern Lights performs routine lighting maintenance for these clients ensuring system is running at 100%. After this photo shoot and a night time visit, additional pruning was needed to keep shadows from appearing on the home’s front elevation. As see in a few of these images, plant growth can take away from the overall lighting effect. A quick pruning on the back side of these foundation shrubs was all that was needed to remove the dark shadows.
This landscape lighting system started its life with Halogen lamps and over the years has been upgraded to LED. Even though this lighting design was simple, Southern Lights still spent time developing the layout and lighting design. During the design phase, Southern Lights provided the customer with additional lighting options that could be added onto down the road.
The goal with any outdoor lighting design is to capture the essence of the subject, (in this case, the home), for our clients, creating the most ideal landscape lighting effect.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOCUS:
The goal for this architectural landscape lighting project was to illuminate the home and have some of that light reflect back into the landscape and driveway brightening the front yard.
The front steps were highlighted with copper path lights to ensure safe elevation changes and also to help light the motor court circle driveway.
When talking with our clients, Southern Lights always tries to listen for what’s most important from our client’s perspective. In this case and in our company motto of (Safety. Security. SERENITY), All three of these focuses played an equal role in these lighting designs.
- Safety lighting was needed to address the elevation changes at the front entrance.
- Security lighting was needed to help illuminate a very dark home and provide reflective lighting back onto the front yard.
- SERENITY lighting is always needed to give the space and property a clean and natural design during evening hours.
The architectural landscape lighting designs and installation for this project can be found in the Armfield Neighborhood in Summerfield, NC 27358.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FIXTURES:
100% Made in the USA Clarolux Landscape Lighting Fixtures were used in this lighting design. Clarolux BL23 “Ravenna” Bullet Directional Copper, Clarolux AL1 “Barletta” Area & Path Light Copper.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN:
Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. Southern Lights likes to start with “The End in Mind,” meaning that our lighting designs and installations are built for flexibility and additions as plant material grows and changes or additional outdoor landscape lighting is desired.
With white homes you have to be careful not to overlight. Carefully placed fixtures with the right wattage and beam angles are necessary to create a balanced lighting effect.
Southern Lights has the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing clients and this couple was no different. Their love for their home shined through in their appreciation for the beautifully illuminated outdoor landscape lighting on this property.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
HURDLES TO OVERCOME:
Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Getting light to the right place takes some skill and time to coordinate installing wire to the desired fixture location.
The front porch and columns of the home were beautiful, but created a dark area above it. Normally, Southern Lights would opt for a custom gutter mounted fixtures, but since this home did not have a gutter on the flat roof, we chose to install a custom recessed can light in the 2nd floor shining down.
This client ultimately trusted Southern Lights with the lighting designs allowing us to provide them with the most ideal landscape lighting effect with the best lighting fixtures for the space and structures. We think it turned out pretty awesome!
Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights of NC: Outdoor Lighting and Audio serves clients properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc. Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose the most ideal landscape lighting company Greensboro, NC. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969