for Auckland Homes
Astrum Lighting is experienced in providing quality outdoor lighting solutions throughout Auckland.
We work with landscapers and electricians to put together a personalised, well- integrated lighting system for your space. All our designs are tailored to the project’s aesthetic and budgetary requirements.
Techniques in Outdoor Lighting
The grazing technique is ideal for highlighting stonework and other interesting textures. It adds depth and dimension and produces a subtle, ambient light. Grazing is best achieved with a wide-angle floodlight with low wattage.
Shadowing aims to project the shape of a feature, such as a sculpture, a fountain or a tree, onto a surface behind it. Through the use of upward lighting, the technique provides a dramatic larger-than- life effect.
Similar to shadowing, silhouetting is achieved by placing a spotlight behind an object and aiming it toward an adjacent wall. We can use smooth or light-coloured surfaces to achieve a strong, sharply defined silhouette.
A basic element of landscape lighting, floodlighting is used to cast a wide beam and provide a wash of light that highlights and adds warmth to any architectural feature.