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Design a garden with lighting

Well illuminated gardens are based on effective designs. You can have a professional lighting plan created by a landscape architect or your in-lite dealer, or you can do it yourself. In just 5 steps, you can create a lighting plan that suits your garden and creates a well-balance atmosphere.

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Step 1: The design
The design of your garden can serve as the perfect foundation for your lighting plan. Do you not have a design? Then it can be useful to draw the garden to scale in order to gain a better overview. Clearly mark the various elements in your garden, e.g. the patio, lawn, flower beds, pond, flowerpots and garden table.

Step 2: Decide what you want to illuminate
When creating a lighting plan, you should think about which garden elements you want to illuminate in the evening. For instance, it can be useful to illuminate the path to the door or patio. You can create nice shadows on fences or walls by illuminating plants. But also consider attractive corners or special shapes, which can be properly highlighted using light. Our brochure and website feature enough inspiration to help you when compiling your own lighting plan!

Step 3: Consider what kind of light you need
You must now determine the function of each element and what will be the most appropriate kind of light. For example, you want lights on your patio to look decorative, while lights used to illuminate trees must be of high intensity.

There are four types of light: direct light, indirect light, diffuse light and accent light. These light types have been shown in the diagram. For each element in your lighting plan, you must draw light spots that correspond with the mentioned types of light.

Light types

Step 4: Determine the type of fixture
For each element, examine what type of fixture you want to use. You have a generous range of options. For example, ground spotlights allow you to easily mark or illuminate something from the ground. But, for example, if you want to create decorative lighting for a border or driveway, an upright fixture will be your best option. Various types of wall lamps can be used to illuminate walls or fences. Direct the light downwards or opt for an architectonic appearance with an up and down lighter. Spotlights are multifunctional. They are easy to direct and can be inserted into a border or, for example, mounted on a pergola or canopy.

Step 5: Select the fixtures
The previous steps should allow you to easily select appropriate fixtures for your lighting plan. Each fixture in our range comes with an explanation about what kind of light is emitted and for which purposes it is suitable. You can also examine the technical details of fixtures, such as light distribution and light angle. Of course, the appearance of fixtures also plays a role. Do you prefer squared edges or rounded contours? And which materials and colours appeal to you? Fixtures are available in stainless steel or aluminium, with finishes in dark grey, warm silver, white or Corten. To make it easy for you, product series are available with different types of fixtures in the same design.

Getting started!
Time to get started with your own lighting plan! Our inspiration pages feature examples of the most commonly encountered garden elements and how you should illuminate them.

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