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2 Factors to consider when designing the LED lighting to build landscape

The purpose of LED landscape lighting is to coordinate the landscape with landscape lighting and the building features merged with the surrounded view, beautifying the environment.

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An LED lighting fixture

What are the factors to consider when designing the LED lighting of building landscape?

Let’s explore the factors you should consider;

1. Viewing direction and distance

Lighting position as the main viewing direction must be confirmed before the design of LED lighting of building landscape. Secondly, take into account the viewing distance, which will affect the visual clarity when people. At the same time, the level of lighting should be decided.

 

2. Surrounded environment and background

Lighting level of the surround environment will influence the illumination of the main body of the building. If the surround environs is too dark, only a little light is enough to illuminate the main body; if the surrounded environment is bright, stronger and brighter lights is needed to illuminate and high light the main body.

How to design your LED lighting landscape fixtures

LED lighting design for building landscape it can roughly divided into the following steps:

1. Decide the expected light effect

The different appearance of the buildings will perform different lighting effect, so it should decide according to the features of the building.

2. Select the suitable light source

Selected light source should be considered in terms of light color, color rendering, efficiency, lifetime and other aspects. The combination of light color and exterior wall of the building is also very important, such as golden-brown bricks are suggested to use warm light like to illuminate and light source is high-pressure sodium or halogen.

3. Decide the required illumination

Illumination is mainly decided according to the light and shadow of the surrounded environment and the color of the material on the exterior wall of the building. It is generally focus on the main facade, and the illumination of the sub-facade is only half of the main facade under the common condition. The differences between light and shadow can highlight the stereoscopic vision of the building.

4. LED lighting: Select suitable light

The shapes of the lights is also different for different building. Square floodlights is suggested to use for large angles of light,

round lights for small angles; narrow-angle lights for long-distant projections; wide-angle lights for uniform light projections.

5. Calculation of illumination and light amount

The final decision on the number of lights needs to consider the light source, lights, installation locations and other criteria to ensure the lighting effect will be close to the expected standard after installation. When the building is projected at night it reflects a significant effect on its appearance.

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Wall mounted LED lighting fixture

Types of LED lighting Fixtures

When it comes to LED lighting for landscapes, choosing the right type of fixture is crucial. Here are three common types of LED fixtures for landscapes:

1. Wall-mounted fixtures

Wall-mounted LED lighting fixtures are a great option for illuminating outdoor walls, facades, and other vertical surfaces. These fixtures are typically mounted on the wall and can be pointed in any direction. Wall-mounted LED fixtures can be used to create a dramatic effect on a garden wall or to provide ambient lighting for an outdoor living area.

2. Freestanding fixtures

Freestanding LED lighting fixtures are standalone lights that can be placed anywhere in the landscape. These fixtures can be used to highlight a specific area or object, such as a sculpture, a tree, or a pathway. Freestanding fixtures are available in different styles and sizes to suit any landscape design.

3. Deck and step lights

Deck and step lights are small, low-level LED lighting fixtures that are installed directly into steps, decks, or other flat surfaces. These fixtures are designed to provide safe and effective lighting for outdoor steps, walkways, and decks. Deck and step lights are available in a variety of styles and colors to match any landscape design.

 

 

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