Outdoor Landscape Lighting in Santa Barbara
We install low voltage outdoor landscape lighting to accent landscapes and to provide safety, security and character. Several things influence the choice of outdoor lighting materials including site characteristics, it’s purpose and the needs/desires of the homeowner.
Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your outdoor lighting needs in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Oxnard or Ojai.
Lights add accent to a space and can set a particular mood and create atmosphere. At night, outdoor landscape lighting draws warmth and dramatic effects to a landscape and often entertaining those who encounter it. Outdoor lighting will open up a landscaped area to dramatic effects and your imagination.
Landscape lighting designs also have practical functions. It offers a feeling of safety, making the landscape an secure environment free from the kinds of slips and falls that can occur in badly lit areas.
Specialty lights, such as, string lights in a gazebo, lights that resemble patio torches and/or flickering flames, and lights used in underwater settings to highlight a waterfall or rock bank can be effective in creating a dramatic experience for you and your guests.
Types of Outdoor Lighting
Uplights: Lights placed at ground level with the lights aiming upward to highlight focal points in the landscape, such as specimen trees, signs, and architectural features. The lights not only highlight features from the outside, but they also provide for an extension of the interior living spaces at night. Fixtures of this type may include spot or flood lights as well as in-ground fixtures.
Downlights: Lights placed above an object or area and aimed downward to imitate natural light such as simulating moonlight, or for providing security to an area, such as at back entrance. Care should be taken to hide or shield these light fixtures from view to create a true natural light. Fixtures of this type include spot or flood lights.
Backlights: Lights placed behind artistic objects or plant material to cast a silhouette on a wall for a striking effect. As with downlights, care should be taken to place the fixtures so that they are hidden from view. Lights of this type may include spot or flood lights as well as in-ground fixtures.
Path lights: Lights placed just above grade level along sidewalks, driveways, or informal paths in the landscape to safely lead a person from one location to another. Path light fixtures are generally low to the ground and cast a spreading light.
Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes is our top priority. We promise to create for you a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.
And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.
Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years has earned a fine reputation for installing and maintaining landscape lighting to accent your front and backyards. We pride ourselves on creating unique outdoor living environments. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.