Worthing, West Sussex - 2019
For this project, we were brought in when the landscaping had just started. The client had been following us via social media and wanted to use our design and installation service for some time however, with the garden being re-landscaped this was the perfect opportunity.
We submitted a lighting design alongside a ducting plan which allowed us to get everywhere in the garden once the landscapers had finished. The client asked us to supply an electrical feed for his new water feature and incorporate this within the controls for the lighting.
There is a sunken terrace in the garden which is where the clients like to entertain and as it is sunken, it has a set of steps. Whilst we like to use lighting to enhance trees and shrubs, we also make sure that we design schemes so that the client can easily navigate their gardens safely.
Along the fenceline where the clients like to relax, they had a line of pleached trees planted to help screen the garden from their neighbours. These trees are superb to illuminate as they create a gorgeous backdrop. For this effect, we used Hunza pole spots with warm white LEDs.
For the sunken terrace and steps, we installed Light Visuals copper eyelid step lights. These small fittings are perfect for subtle lighting with just enough to see the steps but also to make a feature of the steps and paving.
The majority of the garden was illuminated by using Hunza adjustable spike spots with warm white LEDs. These fittings are good for low-level lighting of trees and shrubs whilst also being discrete.
We also illuminated the water feature by carefully installing a small LuxR M2 light fitting into a tree. The high elevation of the fitting allowed us to cast a soft light onto the water feature to gently highlight the moving water.
All of the lights were switched by using a Light Symphony remote control system via a smartphone/tablet where the client can also switch his water feature on and off.
Landscape exterior lighting
Residential design and install