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Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting serves many purposes, including providing the  nishing touch that complements the home, enhancing the beauty of a spectacular garden, or lighting the darkness of night for security and safety. There are many different aspects to consider when selecting the correct outdoor lighting.
When choosing lighting for your entry, it is important not to go too small. Typically lanterns next to a front doorway will range between 25 and 35 percent of the door opening. Rear doors often have a smaller  xture. Take a picture of the front of your home when shopping for outside lighting. Look for styles that have a full series. There will often be several sizes of lanterns and post heads to  t the space available.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING: Adding land- scape lighting to your home is a great way to boost curb appeal and increase safety by lighting walkways and entrance areas. Landscape lighting creates visual drama when various techniques are applied. Some of those techniques are:
GRAZING: Position the light close to an exterior surface will bring out the texture of stone, brick, or clapboard.
SHADOWING: Place the light in front of, or below, a tree or object in order to project shadows on a vertical wall.
SILHOUETTING: Place lights behind and below objects, trees or bushes to provide an effect that resembles looking at the selected feature against the sky at dusk.
DOWN LIGHTING OR MOON LIGHTING: Place lights in trees pointing downward to put pools of light in a garden or on a driveway to give a nice effect of a moonlit evening — even when the moon is not out.
UP LIGHTING: Lights aimed upwards cre- ate a theater-like effect on the object they are accenting. Use this to light interesting bushes, grasses and trees.
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