Floodlighting is a basic element of landscape lighting

It sounds like you put one huge light in front of your house and, boom! Your home is blasted with a flood of stark light.

It sounds like you put one huge light in front of your house and, boom! Your home is blasted with a flood of stark light. This attitude prevails in the lighting aesthetic as well and many clients shun the opportunity to add color landscape lighting to their palette. Like any aspect of good professional landscape lighting, there’s an art to this type of lighting. Floodlighting is a basic element of led outdoor landscape lighting.

As colored lighting technology becomes more mainstream, we will begin to see it used on a more widespread scale and with valued applications in outdoor environments as well. When floodlighting a house, lights are placed low in the landscape and directed up at your house. They cast a wide beam to offer a wash of light that highlights the architectural features of your home.

In recent years, colored light technology has entered the landscape lighting world with manufacturers offering more and more control to the client over an infinite range of color options and light intensity levels. But it serves other purposes, too, including security lighting, as well as accent lighting for your home’s unique features. Layering is important — not just flooding the dormers and the chimney with light.

The best home flood light is combined with other layers for an entire palette of light. With a simple downloadable mobile device app, clients can change an outdoor lighting fixture from warm white to a cool hue or from white light to a subtle pastel colored light and then even to vibrant hues of blue, purple or red for festive occasions. The goal is balance and composition, so we’d add washes of light across the front of your home, so the light gently carries your eye across the entire front of the house.