Low Voltage Outdoor Landscape Lighting in Maryland
We first became aware of low voltage landscape lighting back in the early 1980s. There was only one company in the market at that time, it was the Nightscaping firm.
Bill Locklin was the CEO of that company and the pioneer of the 12 volt outdoor lighting phenomenon. Bill’s first run of outdoor lights consisted of some automobile lights and a handful of mayonnaise jars. It is his philosophy of “seeing the effect of the light not the source” that we have instituted in all of our landscape lighting design applications.
Notice that in all of the landscape lighting pictures on this page, you see what is lit, not what is doing the lighting. That’s what separates a great lighting design from an average lighting plan.
As Maryland landscape lighting specialists, our goal is not to be in the business of average, rather, low voltage lighting is yet another area of landscaping that we treat as an art form.
Often we’ll bring in shrubs or landscaping rocks to hide lighting fixtures that need to be placed in a certain space for the best effect.
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Landscape Lighting- (The Effect)
It is well worth the effort to take a few extra steps in creating this effect. We don’t want to ruin a beautiful landscape design with a bunch of lawn ornaments and irritating glare.
This stuff is not cheap, so we take the time to get it right.
There are a host of problems that occur when you have visible light sources within the lighting scene. Your eyes will adjust to the brightest light. That means that you lose the desired results from the lighting design.
The rest of the lighting areas now appear to be darker because of how your eyes adjusted. The loss is immediate and gets worse with each light bulb that you see.
The same holds true for security lighting. If an intruder was outside with floodlights on, yet he was out of the direct light, you would be at an extreme disadvantage if you walked outside to see what was going on.
The intruder’s eyes are already adjusted to the bright light. Your eyes would take some time before they would adjust and the intruder could easily see you, yet you would probably not see him. Not a good position to be in.
It may sound a bit trivial, but until you’ve seen the difference, you have no idea how much of a difference this concept really makes. Once shown, you wouldn’t have it any other way. ...