Incorporating outdoor lighting into your design allows an artistic designer to highlight architectural features and paint your landscape with light.

Properly placed, lights can transform and enliven your outdoor living spaces and landscape. They can create ambience, dramatize trees, highlight favorite shrubs and accent statuary, fountains and flowerbeds.

Landscape lighting has improved dramatically over the past few years both in energy efficiency and technology. New techniques and fixtures provide designers with the lighting pallette much more sophisticated than the old fashioned incandescent path light.

One new trend in outdoor lighting is creating a moonlight look using mercury vapor lights. Lights are installed high in the trees so that at night, the light cascades down between the leaves. You think you are out on a bright moonlit night.