Types of Outdoor Architectural Lighting
Outdoor architectural lighting is a great way to add visual interest and security to any external space. Whether it's enhancing the architectural style of a building or providing illumination to a courtyard, there are a variety of outdoor light options available for every type of external illumination.
From floodlights and spotlights to festoon and ground lights, there’s exterior lights to suit every style and application. For anyone considering outdoor lighting for your project, it's useful to understand the various types of outdoor architectural lighting and their intended purpose.
Flood lights and spotlights are versatile options that provide wide spread light coverage and are ideal for illuminating large external areas, such as driveways or paths
Festoon and ground lights are often used to create ambient lighting in outdoor environments and are mounted close to the ground for a soft illumination of pathways or curved lines
Garden lights are used to create a dramatic effect in gardens and offer distinctive styles to provide pedestrian and ambient lighting
When choosing types of outdoor architectural lighting our architectural lighting specialists will consider the existing outdoor aesthetic and application to advise the perfect lighting for your project.
Considerations For Outdoor Lights
Professional outdoor lighting installation services can make your home or business safer and more secure by providing outdoor lights in areas that are otherwise dark and difficult to see.
A well-lit home or business can deter crime, as criminals are less likely to target a property that is well-lit. In addition, outdoor lighting can improve the curb appeal of your home or business, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
Outdoor landscape lighting can be used to enhance the appearance of a home or business. Lighting can be used to highlight features of a home or building, such as the porch, doorway, or windows. It can also be used to create a sense of drama or to show off the landscaping around a property.
Professional landscape architectural lighting services can also help to improve the function of a landscape. Lighting can be used to accentuate features such as walkways, gardens, and water features. It can also be used to provide safety and security by lighting up dark areas.
Types of Indoor Architectural Lighting
Architectural lighting involves using light to create an impactful and purposeful ambience in a space. When it comes to types of architectural lighting, there are four main groups - general, task, accent and decorative lighting.
General lighting, which is the most common, is the use of ambient lighting to make a space equally balanced and comfortable
Task lighting is the use of lighting for carrying out specific tasks, such as reading or completing a craft project
Accent lighting is the type of lighting used to draw attention to particular architectural features, such as artwork or furniture
Decorative lighting is the use of lighting to enhance the atmosphere or create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere in a room
Each of these four types of architectural lighting have various benefits and can be used alone or in conjunction with one another to create unique and dynamic lighting experiences.
Considerations For Indoor Lights
Factors to consider during the initial planning and design stage include the ongoing operating costs, the primary function of the space and the energy efficiency of your lighting system.
When considering architectural lighting, it is essential to think about the effect you would like to create. The ambience is just as important as the practical purpose of the lighting, and finding the right balance is key.
Furthermore, keep in mind that lighting can also be used to draw attention to a particular aspect, which is especially important in larger areas or where the space is lacking in natural lighting. Additionally, research how the lighting will be powered, as this will affect the size, shape and quantity of lights needed. Finally, consider the cost, both in terms of initial outlay and ongoing maintenance and energy consumption.
Taking the time to consider these elements carefully will help you find the perfect lighting solution for your project. We will work with you to understand how your property is used and then suggest ways to enhance specific features and focal points to create an effective mood and ambience.
Exterior Architectural Lighting Projects
The ASLS team work on a wide range of outdoor architectural lighting projects throughout Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney some of which include:
Pathways Barbecue and entertaining areas
Multi-storey residential buildings
Architectural Lighting Specialists
Australian Sports Lighting Solutions have an experienced team of lighting engineers, structural specialists and electrical engineers who manage and carry out our outdoor lighting projects throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
If your property, or facility, is looking for internal or external architectural lighting installations contact our friendly team on
1300 937 132 or complete our lighting quote request form today.