While dramatic illumination of trees and gardens usually gets all the glory in the world of landscape lighting, pathway lighting is the workhorse of outdoor lighting design for most homes. When you think of landscape lighting, you tend to think of the more showy applications of this art form. But there in the background is the faithful and steady pathway lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the pathway lighting company in Raleigh NC that believes this form of lighting deserves more respect!
3 Purposes of Pathway Lighting
Pathway lighting serves three purposes, with increasing safety being the most important for most people. There’s just no reason for a guest or family member to trip over a walkway brick or paver for lack of lighting. Accidents will happen, that’s true, and sometimes people trip without provocation. But at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we believe that homeowners have an obligation to provide lighting for pathways even if they don’t see any tripping hazards nearby.
The second purpose of pathway lighting is to highlight the beauty of the plantings that line your walkway or driveway. Whether you consider this decorative or ornamental, path lighting is part of an overall lighting design conceived as a unified layout across the yard. You can examine each element of the lighting design separately, but at the end of the day the overall design creates an impression by enhancing the beauty of the entire yard.
The third important purpose of path lighting is to guide your way. In some cases this is symbolic—for example, your guests don’t necessarily need to be guided along a driveway. But sometimes you do need lights to guide you along a pathway. That could be especially true if there is a pathway across the lawn to a special seating area—perhaps a path to an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, gazebo or water feature. Providing an illuminated pathway encourages your guests to visit these areas.
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pathway Lighting Company in Raleigh NC
- “Is outdoor lighting your only line of business?” You want to select a professional outdoor lighting company that specializes in landscape and architectural lighting. Other kinds of companies such as landscapers may do lighting on the side and don’t have nearly the depth of lighting experience we have at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
- “Do you provide a free nighttime demonstration?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh does.
- “Do you provide full service including lighting design, installation and maintenance?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh does.
- “Do you offer high-quality fixtures and warranties?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh uses the highest quality brass and copper fixtures and provides warranties on transformers, LED bulbs and fixtures.
- “How long have you been in business and who have you done work for?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh has an excellent reputation, and we are happy to provide references.
If you’re searching for a pathway lighting company in Raleigh NC, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!