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Water Feature and Pond Lighting

The “Art of Light” takes a giant step forward with the inclusion of a water feature in your overall landscape design for your outside grounds.

Water feature lighting ideas may take the form of a pond, waterfall, water garden or fountain. The water feature is considered by many be the “Crown Jewel” of landscape lighting design. This feature can be the center piece of your landscape design or an integral element depending on how the lighting fixtures are utilized.  Here in Utah, when you include a water feature in your design it brings “Water to the Desert”.  Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah have years of Aquascape lighting design experience.

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Water feature lighting, whether it be a pond, water garden, waterfall, fountain or any combination, takes into consideration what will work best within the parameters of your overall landscape design.  Water plants, pond life and statuary forms add to the overall appeal.  To be able to enjoy this water feature in the evening hours necessitates a lighting system.  Types of lighting categories used includes down lights, submersible lights, underwater up lights and security lights.  These lights are defined by their effect and usage:

  • Down Lights- As a light source, they originate from above the water feature creating a soft and diffused light.  They simulate the light of a full moon.
  • Submersible Lights-To light the pond with a mystical aura both above and below the pond surface.  They highlight the pond life and underwater statuaries with a warm white light.
  • Underwater Lights- Water proof lighting fixtures provide up-lighting to highlight pond lilies and water reeds.  They can be placed under a waterfall or stream to enhance the flowing waters.
  • Security Lights- Safety is very important to protect family and guests while they are enjoying this entertaining water feature.

In your initial decision making phase of your project consider choosing Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah to collaborate with the design and installation of your landscape lighting system.  They bring experience and expertise of bringing your landscape lighting system to fruition as well as meeting all code requirements and safety issues. The lighting of your grounds, gardens and water feature is guaranteed to bring enjoyment and pride to you when you are entertaining your friends at your home. A professional lighting system will integrate all landscape areas including your water feature to maximize the beauty and enjoyment of your outdoor nightscape experience.


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Located in Sandy, Utah we also serve residential properties in Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper, Holladay, and Provo.  Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah has a portfolio of outdoor lighting projects throughout Salt Lake, Davis, Utah and Summit Counties.  This landscape lighting blog is published by Keith Rosser of Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, LLC.  All rights reserved.  Duplication of blogs is not permitted without explicit permission. 

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