To create beautiful effects on objects such as e.g. statues and façades, floodlights, downward-directed lighting or recessed ground luminaires are used. What is used for which object depends on the effect that you want to achieve.
To bear in mind
- A floodlight can be fitted to a post, which means that the light can be directed up towards the object that you want to illuminate. Downward-directed lighting is effective for façades and should ideally be protected by a roof or lip. Ground luminaires give a completely different effect by illuminating the object from below.
- A rule of thumb is to select a narrow-beam luminaire for narrow objects and a wide-beam luminaire for larger objects.
- A tall skinny tree is best highlighted by a narrow-beam luminaire positioned close to the tree.If the tree has an extensive canopy, a wide-beam luminaire may be appropriate. This should be located a greater distance from the tree.
- Illuminate from several different angles to prevent the object from appearing one-dimensional. Also bear in mind the risk of glare.
- Underwater lighting is the obvious choice when it comes to illuminating fountains and water surfaces. To enhance how the water is experienced, RGB and light control can be used.