Greenwood International has two NILLA-certified landscape lighting professionals and both recognize that landscape lighting is a demanding art form.
Landscape lighting is a demanding art form, and Greenwood International’s two NILLA-certified landscape lighting professionals use lighting to achieve breathtaking aesthetic results.
Paved areas do not have to look like airport runways; the house does not have to look as though it’s being searched by the FBI. But designing and installing an effective, unobtrusive and coherent landscape lighting system is a surprisingly complex undertaking.
Like the lighting in a fine art gallery, the mission of landscape lighting is not merely to display, but to enhance and showcase the property. Skillfully done, it can seem almost magical in its ability to showcase and define a property and shape welcoming spaces.
In addition, well designed landscape lighting can:
- Extend the hours and variety of outdoor enjoyment
- Assure safety in driveways and along walkways
- Provide property security
- Project hospitality
- Highlight architectural details, specimen plants or water features
- Draw the eye to a particular vista or retreat
Professional landscape lighting always begins with a disciplined study of the site and of the owner’s expectations for the lighting system. Exactly what should be lit, and to what intensity? Our focus remains steadfast on function and effect, not on the fixtures. After all, light is produced by lamps, not fixtures. We often take battery-powered fixtures or a complete demonstration kit to the site in order to develop a conceptual plan. Working directly with the client, Greenwood specialists identify specifically what will be lit, how and to what purpose. Only after all the facts and factors are in hand do we proceed to custom design and install a lighting system fine-tuned for the site.
The predominant element is a low-voltage electrical system, which provides safety, low energy consumption, and high quality light. And because minds and landscapes are subject to change, we design lighting systems that are versatile, able to accommodate expansions and revision.
Needless to say, we also make maintenance a key consideration, and we carefully accommodate the constraints of designing and installing landscape lighting systems, such as the rapid loss of voltage as distances increase. Other technical and aesthetic concerns add to the designer’s challenge, but at Greenwood, the optimum solution always emerges, with outstanding results.