A very popular feature in modern landscapes is decorative retaining walls. It is very important to light those walls properly to appreciate the beauty they bring to the landscape. To achieve this you need to use products that are designed to illuminate stone walls. Today we will look at all the various lighting products engineered specifically retaining wall lights.
Aside from beauty retaining wall lighting increase visibility, improve safety and security, and increase property value. Unlike typical floodlights that can create a blinding light, elegant low voltage lighting creates a warm inviting atmosphere for decks patios and screened in porches. For that cool daylight glow try 5000 kelvin LED lamps. If you want a neutral downwash of light the 3000 kelvin LED lamps are perfect. The most popular for homes is the warm 2700 kelvin candle light.
Improved safety and security is an important concern. Walking into a masonry wall could be life threatening. Having someone fall on your dark patio could start a terrible lawsuit. Architectural step lighting serves several purposes. Dark spaces around corners virtually disappear. An added bonus, outdoor lighting is a major deterrent for home break-ins.
When the time has come to sell your home the property value will have gone up two fold. We always say before you install, wire your wall. It is hard to go back and wire up a wall, after the fact, the preparation of installing all the lights will make your property much more valuable.