News — Hardscape Lighting

Pro Landscaper November 2019 Illuminating Structures

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EXTERIOR STRUCTURES MAKE A GREAT GARDEN FOCAL POINT – NEIL PARSLOW EXPLAINS HOW TO ENSURE THEY REMAIN SO WITH THE RIGHT LIGHTING, EVEN AT NIGHT Lighting exterior structures can sometimes produce a challenging aspect to the overall design. This often makes itself apparent when taking into consideration the cohesion between functional, accent and safety lighting commonly associated with structures and aesthetically pleasing designs. Structures such as arbours, gazebos, summer houses and even treehouses can play a part in a lighting design. Certain structures require more attention to detail, depending on their intended use within the landscape. This also applies to...

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Pro Landscaper October 2019 Lighting The Way

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NEIL PARSLOW RECOMMENDS SOME WELL-CONSIDERED AND STRATEGIC LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR PATHWAYS Lighting paths and walkways within gardens visually connects different areas and allows for the safe navigation through the landscape. When soft lighting is added to paths – coupled with the surrounding lighting of trees, shrubs and sculptures – the user is encouraged to be drawn along the pathway to a destination, or for a scenic stroll along a looped path. Path lighting can be implemented in several ways, from traditional raised pole mount spread lights to recessed path lights, The most unobtrusive and natural way is by means of downlighting...

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Pro landscaper magazine June 2019 FITTING IN

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Light Visuals Neil Parslow shares his top tips for selecting the right products and systems for exterior hardscape and soft plant lighting. We’re all aware of the environmental benefits and cost savings LEDs have to offer over traditional light sources. LED light fittings are available in a wide choice of qualities and styles, but the longevity of a garden lighting system will always be down to the products and installation methods used. It’s best practice to select the highest quality products your budget will allow, even if this means installing your lighting in phases, as this will help to spread...

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