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Landscape Lighting in Westchester & Fairfield Counties

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Landscape Lighting Techniques

Accenting Lighting Statue - Eco-Systems Redding, CT
Any lighting that draws special attention to a specific feature is considered accent lighting. Specifically angled up-lighting or down-lighting, can be used as accent lighting, to point out an architectural design, plant, or another feature.
Silhouetting Home Eco-Systems Redding, CT
Silhouetting is created by placing light behind the feature, aimed towards an adjacent wall creating an illuminated backdrop. This dark outline of the object is useful for showcasing plants and dense features. It looks especially striking in the sunset.
Shadowing Effect behind tree Eco-Systems Redding, CT
A similar technique to silhouetting, shadowing, also places the fixture towards the base of the feature, aimed towards an adjacent wall. However, the goal is to create a softer shadow which often works best with a tree that has open, delicate foliage. The effect of the tree's movement in the wind is sure to add drama to any home facade.
Path and Sidewalk lighting Eco-Systems Redding, CT
Path-lighting is created by placing small fixtures along the borders of walkways, driveways, and patios. They are positioned to illuminate the path.
Wall-Washing Home Lighting - Eco-Systems Redding, CT
Wall-washing creates a soothing and even glow that comes off the wall or facade it's pointed toward. By shining light alongside the wall, it maintains an even somewhat subtle ambient lighting for the nearby area.

Landscape Lighting Basics

The three main components of every landscape lighting system are the transformer, fixture, and lamp/light bulb. The transformer is the brain of the system, it converts line voltage from 120 volts to 12 volts. Safe power of 12 volts are then sent to a line of fixtures and multiple wires that are used to zone fixtures throughout the property. These fixtures direct and control the light applied to the home's architectural features and garden accents. The zones are generally laid out and installed according to wattage of the lamps and location.
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Our Landscape Lighting Installation Process

Marking Landscape Lighting Eco-Systems Redding, CT
1. Utility Mark Out: Once a deposit and signed contract are received, we'll proceed with a call to "Call Before You Dig" as required by law. All underground public utilities in the area to be worked in (service lines for phone, cable, electric, gas, and internet) will be marked. Gas lines that run to pools and grills, or electric lines that run to lamp posts and sheds will not be marked by the utility companies. This process can take up to a week to complete. We will locate all private lines the homeowner discloses to us on the day of installation.

Landscape Lighting Flags Eco-Systems Redding, CT
2. The Day of Installation: We'll arrive at your residence early in the morning to go over any last minute details with you. This includes: power supply, transformer, and timer locations along with any other possible changes to the system or yard and your availability for a demonstration at the end of the day. All known underground lines will be located and property lines verified. We will place flags on the property to mark where the fixtures will be installed.

Shut off Electricity and the Electrical Box Eco-Systems Redding, CT
3. Electrical in the House: We may need access to your house to make the electrical connection for the landscape lighting system. Power may need to be turned off for up to 2 hours for an individual circuit breaker.

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What is LED Lighting?

LED lighting refers to lighting that utilizes solid-state LED (light emitting diodes) technology instead of standard incandescent bulbs in the way they produce light. LEDs use semiconductors that convert electricity to light. Incandescent light, on the other hand, is created using a combination of filaments, gases and glass to create thermal energy that is released as light. Developments in LEDs have increased to the point where they are being used for a variety of applications in both the private and public sectors. Lighting sources ranging from traffic lights, street lights, exit signs and other outdoor illumination are being retrofitted with LEDs. Why should you use LEDs for landscape lighting?


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