Landscape Lighting

    We would like to show you how great your property can look when it's well lighted.


 

 

We offer free demonstrations on your property of our high quality LED lighting systems. Enjoy a couple evenings of a great new look for your home.

 

We're confident you will agree that our lighting systems and installation gurantees are a great value and investment that makes sense.

  

Entry level systems begin at $2395   

Lifetime warranties on fixtures & 5 year on LED lamps.

Call us today at 502-245-8575 or email sales@pondandfountainworld.com

 

 

 

Some Benefits of Outdoor Lighting:

  • Security & safety for you and your guests.               
  • Increased property value
  • Immediate visual impact and curb appeal
  • Extended use of your property

 

 

Quality equipment and an installation with a warranty means your lighting system will

work consistently year in & year out and will be extremely low maintenance for you. 

 

 

 


 

There are fundamental areas of a property such as the front & back of a home,

pathways and driveways that are obvious potentials for lighting spaces. In addition,

each property often offers some unique lighting opportunities. We like to find these

"hidden gems" and create new accents for you to enjoy every evening.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pond and Fountain World lighting equipment includes:


Architectural-grade brass light fixtures,  

 Top-of-the-line LED lamps for long life & low energy costs, 

 Commercial grade transformers, timers & photo-cells.

Quality wire, connectors and sealants.

  

 


 

 

Entry level systems begin at $2395   

Lifetime warranties on fixtures & 5 year on LED lamps.

Call us today at 502-245-8575 or email sales@pondandfountainworld.com

 

                                               

                                                         

 

 

Types of Lights 

 Well Lights

Well lights are among the most versatile fixtures. They are used in 80% of all landscape lighting applications. Lenses and grates can be easily installed on these fixtures for many custom lighting applications. Well lights are used mainly in areas where up lighting is required to illuminate the entire object or wash the object with lights.

 Path Lights

Path or area lights are best used to give down lighting on pathways, sidewalks, breezeways, driveways or beds with seasonal color. 

Directional Lights

Directional lights are used when a concentrated beam of light is needed on, statuary, signage, and water features. 

Underwater Lights 

These lights are directional and require complete submergence to remain cool. These are used to up light waterfalls, statuaries, and provide diffuse lighting of the feature. Optional colored lenses are available. 

Specialty Lights 

Specialty lights are lights that serve a specific purpose. These lights are usually low wattage and only produce a small amount of illumination. Dock and step lights are just a few samples of this type of lighting. 

Transformers

These devices step down the normal 120v household current to voltage that can be used in the lighting system. They are available in wattages from 75 up to 1500 watts. The transformers have multiple voltagetaps of 12 to22 volts which enables  the user to run smaller gauge wire longer distances. Transformers can be installed indoors or out and can be equipped with a timer and photo cell. They must be installed at least 12”above grade. 

                                               

   

 

 

How to Light  

There are a variety of lighting techniques that in combination create a beautifuland secure  environment for anyone. For each technique there are fix-tures that work better than others. Here are some techniques and the fixtures that best create the desired effects.

Accent Lighting 

Silouetting: Effect – Displays a dark image of the subject by lighting a vertical surface behind the subject. Effective technique to show shape, but does not show color or texture of the subject. Accomplishes wall washing at the same time. Tip – Choose a subject that is close to a wall and place the fixture out of sight behind the subject. Flood beam spreads or wall washers work the best. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Wall Washers, Mini Floodlytes.

Shadowing: Effect – Creates a shadow on a vertical surface by placing the fixture in front of the subject. Tip – Best on open growth plant material. The closer the light fixture to the subject, the larger the shadow will be. General illumination lamps create a better effect. In other words, use a T-3 or bayonet base lamp instead of an MR or Par lamp. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Wall Washers, Mini Floodlytes 

Spot Lighting: Effect – Focuses an intense beam of light on a particular subject. Showcases focal points. Tip – It’s usually best not to light focal points uniformly or evenly. This gives the subject a washed out appearance and removes the detail. Statuary should be lit from overhead when possible. If you must light from the ground, try placing the fixtures further out and aim back at the subject. Two levels of light work well. For example, a spot on the facial features and a flood on the body creates a more dramatic presentation. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Ingrounds   

Mirror Lighting: Effect – Lights a background scene to reflect it into a nearby body of water. Tip – Place fixture between water and the scene behind the water. From the primary viewing area, observe what is reflected in the water in the daylight. Then uplight those items to achieve the same view at night. Avoid downlighting (including path lights) around water as the light source will be reflected in the water causing glare. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Ingrounds 

Wall Washing:  Effect – Gently illuminates a wall or fence to create a backdrop for the main focal points. Tip – Avoid bright spots by positioning the fixtures 18”– 24” away from the wall. Suggested fixtures – Wall-washers, Wellytes, Mini Floodlytes 

Moon Lighting: (Small Trees) Effect – Downlighting from within the tree, casting shadows, and lighting what is under the tree. Best mounting height no more than 10’. Tip – For use with smaller ornamental trees to cast light around the base or through the tree. Suggested fixtures – Downlytes, Micro Bullytes 

Uplighting: Effect – An unnatural, therefore dramatic way of lighting trees and architectural structures. Highlights details on structures and can be used to repeat patterns to create interest. Tip – For dense foliage trees, place the fixtures outside of the drip line and aim back approximately 45°. Open growth trees can be lit by placing fixtures closer to the trunk. In all cases, get light to the top of the tree. Since a lot of light can be lost with uplighting, take care to aim fixtures so you can recapture the lost light. (Large trees in the background, peaks of structures, eaves to reflect light back). Look for interesting details to highlight on architecture. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Mini Floodlytes, Ingrounds  

Tree Lighting (Up and Down): Effect – Combines simulated full moon light filtering through the tree and uplighting from within to illuminate the canopy. Creates a softer light on the trunk and keeps all fixtures off the ground. Tip – Mount downlights on tree mount accessory 15–25’ and use shrouds and/or louvers to reduce glare. Also consider using spread lens to widen the beam of the lamp. Mount uplights in the lowest forks of tree on tree mount accessory. Shrouds and louvers not necessary on uplights. Use wide beam lamps for all fixtures. Run wire up non-viewing side of trunk. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes 

Sign Lighting: Effect – Identifies signage after dark: entrances to sub-divisions, country clubs, office complexes, and small shopping centers. Tip – Choose optics that complement the orientation of the sign. Wide floods for horizontal signs and bullytes or ingrounds for vertical signs. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Mini Floodlytes, Ingrounds

Pond Lighting: Effect – Illuminates and identifies water in ponds and water features. Tip – Water should “look” clean enough to drink. Avoid lighting still, stagnant water with white light. Use colored lenses if water is not clean, or to create different atmospheric effects. Place light fixtures under objects or plant material in the water for interesting effects (lily pads, boulders, art, etc.). For a different approach, light material behind the pond to create the mirror effect and leave the pond dark. Suggested fixtures – Underwater  

Fountain Lighting: Effect – Creates dramatic effects of water movement in fountains and water features while enhancing the structure of the fountain. Tip – Water must be clean or moving. In most cases it is better to light “through” water than “at” water. Allow the water to fall directly on the fixture. If possible, try lighting tiered bowl fountains from overhead. Otherwise, each bowl should have a fixture in it. Avoid overlighting and lighting evenly around the structure as this tends to wash out the detail. Suggested fixtures – Underwater, Bullytes                                          

 

 

 

 

 

Area Lighting  

Walkway Lighting Effect – Creates symmetrical patterns of light for illuminating walkways, steps, etc. Used primarily for navigation purposes. Tip – By lighting only the entrance to a walkway, any turns, and all changes in elevation, you may avoid the runway look and still accomplish the task. Placing fixtures near plant material can create shadows and interest rather than just lighting the hard surface. Suggested fixtures – Pathlytes, Spreadlytes, Beacons 

Spread Lighting Effect – Low-level, evenly dispersed illumination to highlight plants, flowers, low shrubs, and ground cover. Tip – Place shielded fixtures over low plant material, boulders, and plant beds. Partially shielded fixtures may be used in deeper foliage and the additional light will backlight greenery.  Suggested fixtures – Pathlytes, Spreadlytes, Beacons, Underwater

Downlighting Effect – Technique of mounting fixtures in trees or on structures. Floods will broadcast light over a wide area creating general ambient light. Spots will dramatically identify focal points. Extremely efficient method of lighting – which means you can often use fewer fixtures. Very natural looking. Tip – Look for items of interest on the ground that you want to light, then look up for places to mount and conceal fixtures. Select proper beam spreads for what you want to accomplish. Use accessories like spread lenses, louvers, and shrouds to maximize effects and reduce glare. Suggested fixtures – Bullytes, Mini Floodlytes, Downlytes   

 

 

 



 

 

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