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Garden lighting needs much help!

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01-10-17, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Garden lighting needs much help!

Let's have a look on my backyard...

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Yes, I know it is lifeless - so how can we illuminate and invigorate my lawn?
Perhaps by various universe LED flood light solutions? Thanks a lot.

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01-11-17, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Welcome to the forums.
It's a backyard. I'm not sure how lighting will invigorate the lawn.

You need to give us some type of idea for what you are looking for.
Normally you would pick the style of lighting you want and we would help you do it.

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01-11-17, 06:56 AM   #3 (permalink)  
I don't know what a "universe" flood light is but flood lights are flood lights. They are powerful flood lights that hose light over a large area. They are functional but rarely attractive and invigorate.

At one end you could permanently Christmas decorate the area. White lights could be strung along the fence. Lights in the trees or on the ground up lighting them. Stuff on the ground is a maintenance problem though as you have to mow around them and trimmers are hard on exposed low voltage lighting.

Your photo doesn't show a patio or any evidence that the area gets frequent use. So, I wouldn't do anything permanent, expensive or large scale unless you come back with more of a reason than to "invigorate". If you are having a party I'd put out some tiki torches but not much more.

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01-11-17, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)  
To expand on Danes idea you might want to use low voltage (outdoor) LED tape lights on the fence. The low voltage makes wiring easier.

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01-11-17, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)  
I would place plantings along the fence. I have some grasses that I light with a 50W LV flood and I have a dozen LV mushroom lights in our flower beds. Add plantings and a nice lighted bench in the corner. I made a simple bench out of 2X8s and hung a LV Japanese lantern on a 4X4 post alongside. We often sit there on nice evenings with a glass of wine.

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01-12-17, 07:53 PM   #6 (permalink)  
Build a huge firepit and the big bonfires you have will most definitely light up the yard...

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