We will be periodically adding outdoor lighting case studies to this section of the website.


This case study explores the possibilities that careful positioning of low voltage fixtures can achieve after dark. We look at how to use landscape lighting to achieve a number of goals:

1. highlighting focal points

2. creating a mood for entertainment and use at night

3. providing simple visual pleasure, and

4. providing a safe environment for people to move around

The lighting designer has the advantage of starting with a blank canvas that he or she can manipulate to emphasize the features that are most pleasing to the owner and at the same time disguise less desirable areas or zones.
This ability has the effect of creating two very different settings when comparing night and day.

Here's a good example of creating a strong focal point at night with the use of light directed from above and to the side of the figurine. This generates much more drama than the corresponding daytime image where the figure is much less noticeable. The arms of the statue in the foreground get the treatment from a low mounted Spike Spot Adjustable.

This area of the landscape tends not to be used at night, therefore looking at the landscape is more important than use.

The Wall Spot (retro fit) in solid copper above is an ideal solution if the requirement is to throw the light at any angle up to 90 degrees away from a fixed position on the side of a building or pergola. With almost 360 degrees of rotation the positioning of this fixture in relation to the subject being illuminated is very flexible.

The retro fit means the fixture can be fed directly from the mains voltage.

The bronze Mouse Lite is the answer when the situation calls for a low profile fitting providing a low level of illumination that needs to be controlled in a strictly downward fashion.

This fixture is surface mounted and installation is simple, the installer having to allow only for the entry of the low voltage cable.