Landscape Lighting

home-lighting[1]Landscape Lighting offers an incredible expansion of the enjoyment of both residential and commercial properties. It makes outdoor spaces usable at night and adds a magical view into the landscape from interior spaces. Through skill and thorough planning, Horizon can create a “lighting portrait” for your home or business. The overall lighting scheme is designed to enhance your landscape by highlighting its natural beauty, not by drawing attention to the bulbs and fixtures themselves.

gazebo[1]When designing a landscape lighting scheme, we use 12 volt fixtures on residential properties (as opposed to 120 volts) for several reasons. Small-scale, low-voltage fixtures are safer and cost less to operate. They can be easily hidden in planting beds and trees as well as integrated into structures. Conduit is not required for the cables, saving on the cost of materials. Fixtures can be stake-mounted providing movement of fixtures as the landscape changes. A wide variety of low voltage lamps are available for your choice.

Four issues direct the selection of the appropriate lighting for a specimen, or a point of interest: the desired effect, the purpose the lighting effect serves in the composition, the direction of light, and fixture location. These issues can be directed by the following techniques:

  • Frontlighting starts to show or create shape, ties areas of a composition together and provides detail and color to the view of a plant. It can also reduce or emphasize texture based on fixture distance from the plant.
  • Sidelighting emphasizes texture on plants and creates shadows on either vertical or horizontal adjacent surfaces.
  • Uplighting creates dramatic effects on plants – a glowing effect, shadows on a vertical surface and creating a halo are a few of them.
  • Downlighting can provide a natural appearance if it follows the direction of the sun. It can provide strong accent lighting or soft fill light, accentuate detail and color, and offer a moonlight effect.
  • Pathlighting is used primarily to create a symmetrical pattern of light for navigation. Fully shielded fixtures may be positioned along landscape cutouts and pathways to add safety, security, and visibility at night.

Lighting has the ability to transform a space, create an emotional response or simply make your environment more comfortable. It offers security and additional time to enjoy your surroundings while bringing an entirely new look to your landscape after the sun goes down. Let Horizon create a lighting portrait for you.


Horizon Landscape Company believes in Environmental Responsibility… Naturally!

Light pollution is excess or obtrusive light that is artificially created. Among other effects, and like any other form of pollution, it disrupts ecosystems, can cause adverse health effects, harms nocturnal animals, obscures the stars and interferes with astronomical observatories.

When designing, installing and maintaining Landscape Lighting Systems our mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our dark skies through quality outdoor lighting… Naturally!

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
(Psalm 119:105)

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Testimonials – Lighting

Thank you for a job well done, from conception to completion! The lighting around our home is gorgeous. The staff was professional, courteous and neat in all aspect of the project. Everything turned out perfect
Susan JWyckoff, NJ
I knew as soon as we met that your enthusiasm and good nature would be a perfect match for this new project. Barry and I are excited and pleased with our landscape lighting. You have a wonderful concept for what will work perfect. Thank you very much for your patience and hard work!
Laura E.Saddle River, NJ