We’ve been talking the last several weeks about Wilmington gardens and how to best light their features. We started with garden and path lighting and how there is an art to lighting flowers and sitting areas at night that makes them come alive. Then we moved on to outdoor lighting for your Wilmington koi pond and how the right angles and proper fixtures can show off the movement and colors of your fish at night. This week, we’d like to talk about lighting for water features since these are often times the centerpiece of many Wilmington gardens.
Whether you have a small fountain, cascading wall or even a babbling brook, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can light it so you can enjoy it twice as long. Water has a way to relax, captivate and rejuvenate when its time to wind down after a long day. Imagine yourself out on your patio listening to the trickling stream, seeing the water cascading over a small rock and releasing the cares of the day. Now imagine if you couldn’t see that at night. If you don’t have professional outdoor lighting for your water feature you could be missing out on a lot.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington offers professional water feature lighting design and installation. Just as with our custom outdoor lighting designs for your landscaping or outdoor living spaces, we use various techniques and fixtures to highlight the best characteristics of your feature to bring your vision to life. Part of this process includes lighting more than just the focal point. Foliage, flowers, trees, paths, and nearby sitting areas are all considered in our design process as well as multiple angles the feature may be viewed from. All of this helps us to choose the right fixtures and for the best position.
When it does come time to lighting the water feature we often start with our cast brass pond light placed inside the water to create a beautiful golden glow within. This is where you will notice a difference between professional outdoor lighting designers and those that do this as a side business. Others will place the light source outside the water to bounce light off the water. But lighting within and from around gives the entire area a more stunning look with definition in the details.
Why spend your nights listening to your water feature when you can enjoy the sites of it as well. We can light your garden to lead you to your koi pond and to the soothing sounds of your water feature and everything in between. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today and together we can create the outdoor living space you have only dreamed about.
William Koon, Owner