MAKE YOUR OWN LIGHTING PLAN WITH EASE

A LIGHTING PLAN IN four EASY STEPS

You want to enjoy your beautiful garden at night, but which outdoor lighting is suitable?

During the day, you can enjoy the radiant natural light of the sun. However, if you also want to enjoy your beautiful garden at night, then you need to find the perfect outdoor lighting system for you. But what type of lighting do you need and where exactly do you start? Don't worry, simply follow the steps below and you'll have the perfect lighting plan in no time!

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GARDEN LIGHTING PLAN: SKETCH YOUR GARDEN

Suitable garden lighting will make your garden more attractive, cosy, practical and safe. To achieve ideal garden lighting, you start by making a lighting plan for your garden. Only buy the lights once you have a solid lighting plan! This way, you will know exactly how many lights you need, and more importantly, where they need to go. Create a design of your garden on which you can base your plan. This will ensure you don't forget anything and gives you a good overview of the whole garden.


Whether creating a plan for your current garden or for a garden that will soon be developed, a sketch will greatly help the design process. This sketch will clearly show which elements you wish to illuminate or accentuate.

Om tot de ideale buitenverlichting te komen, begin je bij het maken van een verlichtingsplan voor je tuin. Schaf pas tuinverlichting aan als je lichtplan helder is! Zo zie je precies hoeveel je nodig hebt en vooral wáár je de verlichting wil. Gebruik een ontwerp van de tuin als basis. Hierdoor mis je geen enkele plek en creëer je overzicht voor jezelf.

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ACCENTUATING YOUR LIGHT FIXTURES

Once your rough sketch is complete, you can examine how many light fixtures your garden will need. The added value of an effective lighting plan is all about the accentuation. Consider which elements of your garden you wish to highlight in the evenings, such as the pathway or the patio. A wall light by the gate provides safety and security, and a lit pathway also helps visitors avoid potential trip hazards. Illuminate attractive corners, plants or shapes and ensure all of the different elements combine coherently and consistently.
Avoid any temptation to add too much light, as the darker areas of your garden help make the illuminated areas stand out beautifully. The three elements of contrast, intensity and direction are vital: ensuring optimal balance and combination of these elements is how to achieve your dream garden.

Bedenk vooraf welke elementen van je tuin je ’s avonds zou willen zien, zoals de weg naar de deur of het terras. Verlicht mooie hoekjes, planten of vormen en zorg dat jouw tuin één mooi geheel vormt.

Let wel op dat je niet té enthousiast bent met verlichting, want juist de donkere delen in je tuin zorgen ervoor dat de verlichte elementen nog beter opvallen. Belangrijk zijn de drie elementen: contrast, intensiteit en lichtrichting.

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Bepaal plaatsing

De juiste buitenverlichting is een must voor elke tuin. Het zorgt voor de perfecte sfeer en het zicht dat je nodig hebt in het donker. Om te bepalen welke type tuinverlichting je nodig hebt, is het handig om je tuin op te splitsen in delen, zoals: de oprit, het tuinpad naar de achterdeur, de vijver, de overkapping of schutting. Voor een schutting gebruik je andere armaturen dan rondom – of in – je vijver. En juist door die afwisseling wordt het accentueren van lichtpunten ook meteen op de goede manier ingezet.

Om het je gemakkelijker te maken, hebben we per element tips en uitleg over welke armaturen geschikt zijn.

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SELECT TYPE OF GARDEN LIGHTING

The right garden lighting is a must for every garden as it creates the perfect vibe and visibility. To determine what type of garden lighting you need, it can help to split your garden into sections such as the driveway, the path to the back door, the pond, the canopy, the fence, etc. After all, you wouldn't use the same lighting for the fence that you would use in or around your pond and variety of lighting helps to accentuate the highlights of your garden.


To make things easy for you, we have provided a number of tips and information about which lighting systems are suitable for particular elements.

Om te bepalen welke type tuinverlichting je nodig hebt, is het handig om je tuin op te splitsen in delen, zoals: de oprit, het tuinpad naar de achterdeur, de vijver, de overkapping of schutting. Om het je gemakkelijker te maken, hebben we per element tips en uitleg over welke armaturen geschikt zijn.

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RESULTS

Outdoor lighting is more than just 'installing lamps'. As described previously, the type of garden lighting you choose is a vital aspect in creating a balanced system. Not all light fixtures are suitable to light a garden path, a canopy or other elements. So what type of lighting do you need in specific situations? To help you in this process, decide which type of lighting would be suitable for each element in order to create the right vibe and optimise safety and security. When you get it right, the results can look like the picture below. Stunning!

WOULD YOU LIKE US TO CREATE A LIGHTING PLAN FOR YOU?

Have you read this information and thought "I'd rather have someone do it for me instead"? No problem! At in-lite, we have talented professionals who can create the perfect lighting plan for you. Of course, you can also hire a landscape gardener to do this for you.

Have you read this information and thought "I'd rather have someone do it for me instead"? No problem! At in-lite, we have talented professionals who can create the perfect lighting plan for you. Of course, you can also hire a landscape gardener to do this for you.

MAKE A CABLE PLAN

It is easy to make a cable plan yourself. If you are wondering how, then we have provided a simple three-step plan explaining the way to create one.

It is easy to make a cable plan yourself. If you are wondering how, then we have provided a simple three-step plan explaining the way to create one.

DECISION-MAKING GUIDE
DO YOU NEED OUR HELP?

Our useful (and free) decision-making guide will help you to easily decide what type of garden lighting will be most suitable for your garden. Interested?

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