We talk about path lights often because they are so versatile and can be used for many more areas in addition to your pathways. There are times when we arrive at a home to replace inferior home improvement lighting systems, either low-voltage or solar, and the homeowners are surprised by the versatility of our path lighting fixtures compared to the fixtures they’ve had. The reason behind the height of our fixtures makes sense to them once we explain the concept and we thought it might be of interest to you too.
Our path lighting fixtures are made of solid copper that blends to a beautiful patina finish and are available in halogen or energy-efficient LED. They are used everyday in our custom outdoor lighting designs to brighten the perimeter of garden beds, highlight steps and walking areas around pools, create ambient lighting on patios, and increase safety down driveways, keeping these areas useable long into the night. More than half of the lighting plans we create incorporate path lighting because of the effect it creates, it projects light from knee-height or above to illuminate and create an aesthetic impact. At this height, the fixtures “spread” light anywhere from 6 feet to 15 feet, eliminating the need for the runway effect you get with the lower fixtures or solar. When using these inferior fixtures, the lower to the ground the more concentrated the light and the less spread they give. You then have to line them up to get the same effect, creating the look of a landing strip.
This is just one reason our copper path lighting fixtures are such a popular choice. And with a variety of sizes, heights and styles, we can light all of your outdoor living spaces from your walkways to your landscaping, your steps to your flowerbeds, your driveways to your textured walls and everything in between. If you want to increase safety around your home and give your outdoor living spaces a more alluring appearance, let us custom design an outdoor lighting plan for your Columbus home. The consultation is free and our experience in design and installation is superior. Give us a call today.
J.K. Smith, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus