Light Focusing Techniques Used for Garden Lighting

Due to the constantly increasing demand for solar lights in landscaping and garden lighting, the business of selecting the correct solar lights will probably not be something that the uninformed can successfully tackle. In most instances, it is better to leave the choice to the experience and purpose of the artist who is doing your garden or lawn. However, if you don’t want to avail of the services of other people to set up your lights, you need to do one thing first.

Tidy up the lawn to get a better picture of it

Clean up your garden first. See to it that your plants are well-trimmed and that unwanted grasses have been removed. You cannot correctly plan the position of the lights unless you see your lawn in a neat condition. That makes visualizing the lighting effects that you want easier.

When all extraneous greenery have been removed, check to see if your hedges need reshaping or if your flower bed needs to be trimmed to assume definite shapes. Trees are not usually a problem because the portion of it that normally catches the eye is the trunk and that will not move out of its place for a very long time. Trimming the branches can be done later after your lights have been installed.

Where to place accent lighting

Accent lights are subtle and somewhat diffusely lit LED bulbs that are used to draw attention to areas of your garden that tend to be overlooked. Sometimes, we want to call attention to a spot without having to remove the plants that grow there. All it takes to achieve that is to place accent lights within the area. select the spot which provides just the right illumination.

These bulbs usually last the longest on one charging due to the fact that fewer led crystals are used for them, requiring less power usage.

You also use accent lights to make potentially hazardous areas of the lawn visible. For instance if there is a downward slope in your garden, placing an accent light whose glow is visible from the top of the slope warns your guests that the ground tips downwards in that place.

Path lights

These solar lights are slightly brighter than accent lights. They are meant to illumine and mark the places where guests may pass as they go around the garden. They can be embedded in the pavement itself or inserted by their short posts into the ground alongside the path.

Focus lights

These solar lights are much more powerful than both accent and path lights. they are used to draw the attention of your guests to an interesting portion of your garden. Perhaps you have a beautiful polyresin statue there or a marble fountain. Focus lights are also used to showcase your more expensive plants or the aesthetic decor that you don’t want your visitors to miss being awed at.


Being the most powerful type of solar light, spotlights are also the most costly ones. They may have posts or may have to be installed on a wall and are meant to provide light for large sections of the garden.

While you are planning the lighting scheme of your garden, you don’t have to try to fit in all the above-mentioned types of lights. Otherwise you may be spending money to make your garden look bad. Accent lights, for example, won’t be needed all the time, especially if you have a reasonably powerful spotlight that makes the details of your garden show.

It might be a good idea to purchase a magazine with some DIY examples of solar garden lighting. You will at least have a template to follow when you plan your garden lighting.

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