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Understanding the Difference

Landscape lighting is a type of outdoor lighting that provides illumination for areas where people commonly enjoy the outdoors. It includes permanent fixtures such as street lamps, lights on buildings and trees, and temporary fixtures such as lanterns or movable lights usually used during outdoor events.

Landscaping and outdoor lighting, in general, can be a daunting task when it comes to deciding on the best type of lighting for your home.

There are different lighting options for different times of day and seasons. Some lights, such as downlighting, are designed to provide the light that is more focused at the bottom of space, while uplighting provides light that is more distributed throughout a space.

What is the Difference Between Landscape Uplighting and Downlighting?

fallas outdoor uplightsLandscape lighting is the main source of light that illuminates outdoor areas. There are two different types of landscape lighting available – uplighting and downlighting.

Uplighting is used to illuminate the top of the area.  While downlighting is used to illuminate the sides or below. Uplighting can also be used in combination with other types of lighting.  Things such as lamps, wall sconces, or spotlights can be combined with uplighting. Downlighting creates a dramatic appearance.  However, uplighting can be more subtle.

Uplighting: This type of lighting is used in yards and gardens to illuminate the area. It shines upward from lamps or reflective surfaces such as walls, fences, or the ground.

Downlighting: This type of lighting illuminates a particular area by shining downward from lamps. The downlights are usually mounted on the ceiling at angles lower than 30 degrees.

These two lighting situations can be used together to provide the home or business a more professional look to your landscaping.

Call today and speak to the professionals here at Fallas Landscape to see what they have to say. Today’s landscaping is nothing like the past. There are many features that can be added to your landscaping. However, many homeowners don’t know even where to begin to make their home warmer and inviting.

Uplighting Versus Downlighting for a Home’s Landscape

Uplighting a home’s landscape can be a beautiful and luxurious feature to add to any property. Downlighting, however, is an inexpensive way to add light to dark areas of the home as well. They are used for different reasons but essentially bring light to the landscaping.

Because landscape lighting has become so inexpensive to run, more and more people are investing in having their professional landscaping have more lighting.

With LED technology, you can run many lights without it have a negative effect on your electric bill. These lights can light a walkway, eliminate the drive or be on a landscaping feature in the yard. Landscaping has certainly come a long way in recent times.

You should take the time to reach out and see what we could do for you. We not only offer uplighting and downlighting options but a whole host of things that could really make your home stand out from the rest.

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