Downlighting and Moonlighting
NiteLites offers professional outdoor lighting in Raleigh, NC and throughout Central and Eastern North Carolina, including the use of downlighting techniques. Created by mounting outdoor lighting fixtures overhead in trees or on buildings, downlighting is the perfect technique for illuminating driveways, patios, walkways, and other hardscapes, as well as areas of the landscaping. Depending upon the specified lamp or bulb, fixture shroud, or lens used, the resulting beam spread and intensity of downlighting can vary. Downlighting is a favorite outdoor lighting tool used to create moonlighting effects—soft pools of ground lighting which mimic natural moonlight.
Downlighting is a preferred outdoor lighting method for us at NiteLites because it often serves as a fantastic alternative or supplement to ground-mounted pathlight-style fixtures, which can produce an uninspiring “runway” lighting effect when used alone. Not only does downlighting beautify outdoor spaces, it also provides enhanced safety and security by illuminating driveways and walkways for enhanced nighttime visibility. With fixtures mounted overhead, only the effect of the lighting is seen and not its source, actually increasing the effectiveness of the lighting. Properly specified and installed downlighting is visually appealing, and it is quite often a component of landscape and outdoor lighting systems designed and installed by NiteLites, Inc.