My Knoxville landscape design clients regularly add landscape lighting plans to their projects, and our team often features spotlights, path lights and bollards in those designs for a beautiful effect. We geek out on landscape lighting when we find the right application for unique fixtures such as the In Lite recessed landscape lights I wrote about here. Today, we’re taking the landscape lights out of the ground and into the sky with Star Lights …
Star light landscape lighting fixtures are typically hanging pendants that cast small specs of light in a scattered pattern. While some landscape lights are meant to illuminate an area for safety or increased visibility, star lights are more often used for the artistic features of the light. We can hang star light fixtures above an outdoor bar, intimate patio or outdoor dining area. In these applications, the fixture provides a subtle illumination similar to the reflection you’d see from a glittering disco ball at the roller skating rink rather than an intense ambience-killing beam of light seen on a theater stage.
It’s also fun to take these lights into planting areas by hanging them from trees to cast speckled light through the branches. Trees such as mature Red Oaks, Beech trees or large Maples are perfect for this use. In this instance, it’s best to use multiple fixtures at different heights to vary the size of the dappled light. Lights mounted higher in a tree produce large, less defined streams of light while those lower to the ground produce sharp, crisp dots of light.
Brighten Up Your Knoxville Landscaping With These Landscape Lights
To get the look at home, I like using the Stardust Hanging Pendant from Dauer Manufacturing or the VE LED Down Light with a perforated sleeve from FX Luminaire.
The Dauer fixture can also be mounted low to the ground to be used as a path light:
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