Like fashion, we accessorise and layer our clothes to make a statement, so should we with LED lighting. We want our outdoor space to be welcoming to create the perfect atmosphere for entertaining guests or when spending some alone time while reading a book.
Layering exterior lighting brings your outdoor space to life, whether you are utilizing it for security, landscaping, or even creating a dramatic impression. The use of contrast and shadows creates inspiring spaces while enhancing safety and security after dark.
There are 3 main types of lighting used for layering
This is also known as general lighting and illuminates any space with a comfortable level of brightness. Invest in excellent basic outdoor ambient lighting as this is the staple foundation of which we build the rest of outdoor lighting.
Walking across driveways or pathways at night can be dangerous without the correct outdoor lighting. Ensure your outdoor areas are well-lit and safe with security lights or even sensor lighting. All entry points of the home must be well lit to allow for easy access when needed. The PioLED Patrol Day & Night Sensor Floodlights are designed with a built-in Day/Night Sensor (Turns on/off @ 10lux) for hassle-free illumination. This floodlight is ideal for day-to-day residential use and is available in 20W, 30W, 50W. It also features colour temperatures of 3000K/4000K/6000K with a 120° beam angle for maximum coverage and uniformity.
Accent lighting is the pièce de resistance of outdoor lighting. This adds drama and excitement to an outdoor space by creating visual interest. Take time to plan and focus your lighting on features such as walkways, doorways, landscaping, or water features. Again, just like fashion, highlight your favorite or best features! Our PioLED IP65 24V 10W Outdoor LED Strip is the ultimate outdoor solution. This strip light is excellent for lighting up stairs, pathways, around swimming pools, or any other outdoor feature. Our LED strips also have an incredible 10m run with no voltage drop and available in colour temperatures of 3000K/4000K/6000K and Blue. All our strip lights require an Aluminium Profile with a cover and cannot be submerged directly into the water.
With the ever-increasing cost of electricity in South Africa, LED lighting is the most energy-efficient & eco-friendly option available. It comes in a variety of designs while providing maximum illumination.
Layered LED lighting is also a great way to exercise your creativity. Experiment with lumens, wattage, and hues to develop layers that play off the best features of your landscape and allow your guests to enjoy the outdoors after sunset.
Colour temperature also plays an important role in Layered LED Lighting. Cooler colour temperatures can make your scenery appear unnatural while warmer colour temperatures are ideal for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Pro Tip: Warm white also does a great job of enhancing the appearance of wooden features!
So, don’t let the fun stop once the sun goes down just because your outdoor lighting is non-existent. PioLED Lighting is the leading LED supplier in the South African market and offers the best range of LED lighting to take your outdoors to the next level & spark joy.