1. Shadow lighting effects
One of the ways you can have lights installed in your outdoor space is using light to highlight a feature which brings out another. For instance you can ask your electricians in Toronto to install lights which will illuminate a statue which will create a shadow on your fence. This will be achieved by using a spot light pointing upwards to highlight a row of plants or flowers whilst also lighting the tree behind. In fact, the lights can be installed in different angles to achieve this result. However, this should be done during the day so that the important aspects of your garden can be identified easily.
2. Driveway and pathway lighting
Another outdoor light installation idea is to have your paths and walkways lit up to extenuate the path’s edges while also illuminating any flowers planted next to them. The low level bollard or spread light fittings are the best for this as they are designed to reduce glare by pushing light downwards. However, you should be aware that there are some plants which do not like continuous night light. Failure to check on this can damage them. Thus, if you have such plants, then you should inform your electricians in Toronto so that they can point the light in another direction away from them.
Another ideal place to use specially designed marker driver-over lights is your main driveway which will show a direct route to your house entrance. In fact, you can use them together with bollard lights to add some extra effect as well as provide additional security. To detect anyone entering your property, you can have the bollards placed on a light sensor as a lighting upgrade.
3. Recessed step and wall lights
You can also have your Toronto electrician install lighting steps and wall lights for added safety on your perimeter. To illuminate the steps, the low voltage or small LED lights can be cut into the walls. This should be used every 2-3 steps and positioned about 20mm above each step while brick lights can be used to illuminate the entrance to your house or perimeter wall. This particular light installation is important to eliminate dark trip hazard sections on the steps and when you have a low level perimeter wall to mark out your pathway.
4. Lighting your water features
Another way to make the lights come to life is by asking the electricians in Toronto to place them next to water. If you have a garden pond or water feature, then fully submersible lights can be used to shine from below and cast a touch aura on the rest of your garden.
Moving water such as water running through a rock arrangement or small waterfall can also be used to your advantage. Your Toronto electrician can achieve this by aiming the beam at the water which will create reflections that will light up nearby things. In fact, you can go for a lighting upgrade by investing in changing color lights instead of just the usual single color lights.