Modern Architecture

Image from Bieke Claessens

Beautiful, modern architecture without landscape lighting would be like a good movie without a soundtrack...  Impressive architecture should be exposed and available to witness even at night.

But for many, lighting the outdoors is filled with a whole lot of questions and concerns. So we've provided some information for you, plus some ideas for lighting fixtures to help you get started.

Landscape Lighting DiagramDiagram from Gregory Nemec for This Old House

You may not know where you need lighting, much like a novice musician wouldn't know where to put the music beats in a movie score. But this diagram from Gregory Nemec is very helpful.

Most importantly, the right side of the diagram where he illustrates the transformer and outlets. When it comes to landscape lighting, be careful to pay attention to style, but function and safety as well.

Landscape Lighting

1. Hooded Black Energy Efficient LED Landscape Spotlight

2. Black with Aluminum 6-Inch-W LED In-Ground Well Light

3. Large Mushroom Black LED 7-Inch-W Low Voltage Path Light

4. Black 1 3/4-Inch-W Photocell Landscape Transformer

Images: Bieke Claessens, This Old House