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The Right Landscape Lighting Turns Your Backyard Into an Evening Oasis

Combine the Latest Landscape Lighting Techniques and Technology for an Enchanting Backyard Retreat

The Right Landscape Lighting Turns Your Backyard Into an Evening Oasis

Today’s homeowners celebrate their outdoor areas, creating extensions of their homes where they gather with family and friends long into the evening. These areas may contain fireplaces, dining spaces, lounging areas, kitchens and grills, and even outdoor TVs and speakers for the ultimate entertainment. 

To get the most out of these spaces, we’re sharing a few of the key features of today’s outdoor lighting. Gone is the one-color illumination or the lights designed solely for safety. As a landscape lighting installer and home automation expert serving Bellevue, WA, for over 15 years, we’ve watched the transformation firsthand. 

At Wipliance, we work closely with our clients, creating the perfect space unique to their needs and lifestyle. Let’s explore the possibilities. 

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Enhanced Aesthetics

The right landscape lighting can transform an outdoor area from just well-lit to alluring. To accomplish this, we use varying lighting techniques, fixtures, and colors. Spotlighting can illuminate your favorite tree, water feature, or architectural element. Downlighting creates a soft, magical glow that resembles moonlight. Uplighting produces intriguing shadows, subtly highlighting garden features and adding depth to walls and fences.

Today’s LED lighting lets us use different colors of lights to produce special effects. For example, underwater green or blue LED lights create a mesmerizing glow and can also highlight aquatic plants. A patio and outdoor dining area illuminated with warm amber-colored lights can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

Some clients prefer a more dramatic environment with violet and emerald green lights splashed poolside and tiki torches, creating a resort-like ambiance. Lip lights illuminate stairs, and pathway lights keep family and guests safe as they stroll through your gardens. 

The Picture-Perfect Window

Your landscape lights not only create the perfect entertainment and relaxation space, but they also can create framed works of art when you look through your windows at night. What do you see when you look out your windows after the sun has set? 

For some, it reflects the night or casts a shadowy reflection. For others, they see an enchanting masterpiece with lights that look like fireflies and globes that appear to be floating in mid-air. There are nearly limitless approaches to making your outdoor space a visual masterpiece as darkness descends.

Total Control

When integrated with your home automation system, you experience one-touch control of your lighting as well as your climate, entertainment, security, and more. Tap the “Outdoor Dining” icon on a designated touchscreen, and your landscape and patio lights transform to the programmed hue and temperature, the fire pit ignites, and your “Outside” playlist streams through your home and yard.

At Wipliance, we provide the latest smart home automation with the ultimate in design, creating beautiful spaces that are fun and easy to manage. To learn more about landscape lighting design and smart technology or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Wipliance today.