If you are looking for a cool way to add some flavor to your landscape lighting project then maybe you should consider some outdoor wall lighting. Wall lighting can be done with up lighting, down lighting, spot lighting or accent lighting among other ways. Vertical elements in the garden such as walls, fences and even fence posts can be light up with landscape lighting which can accentuate the design features of them. Many walls have architectural design elements including unique forms, textures and patterns that can get lost at night without proper lighting. A popular way to use outdoor wall lighting is by using sconces.
They can provide an additional architectural element to your landscape both during the day and at night time as well as provide a down lighting on the surface and ground plane of the wall. Many sconces are beautiful to look at as well and come in a variety of shapes and colors to choose from. You’ll want to be sure and pick a light fixture that goes with the architecture of your home or business and is in the proper scale for the landscape and home. Spot lighting can be used to bring attention to a specific feature that you may have on a wall or adjacent light a fountain or a nice sculpture. Whether you choose down lighting or up lighting depends on the specific situation.
Other types of wall lighting include traditional lamps that mount to the wall and can be hardwired into the electrical system or are solar powered landscape lights. New technologies exist now such as LED landscape lighting that can save you money as well. The same holds true for landscape lights that are installed at the base of the outdoor wall and provide up lighting. They can either be hard wired or solar powered. As always, choose your lights based on your personal style, the amount of light needed to provide the desired effect as well as your budget. Outdoor wall lighting is a terrific way to add value to your home as well as provide additional safety and can be done even on a limited budget.