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Have you ever visited a home or business and been encompassed by the ambient light of the full moon overhead? Would it shock you to know that that moonlight may not have been real? It’s actually relatively simple to get the beautiful glow of moonlight right in your own, shaded backyard. Landscape lighting designers have been using moonlight outdoor lighting for years to provide clients with the soft, cool light they desire. What is moonlighting, and how can you achieve it?

What Is Moonlighting?

Moonlighting is a soft, cool toned natural light that mimics the light cast down from the moon. It is often popular for homeowners and business owners who want to add ambiance or romance to their space. With an experienced lighting designer, moonlight outdoor lighting can be simple enough to achieve. 

A house with a square and circular purple blue pool being illuminated by moonlight outdoor lighting

Moonlighting is a form of downlighting. Downlighting is when lighting fixtures are placed at an elevation and angled below. For moonlighting, fixtures are often placed in the trees so that the soft light can peek through the branches and leaves, just like natural moonlight would. 

How Can You Achieve Moonlight Outdoor Lighting?

If you want to add ambiance to your outdoor space, you need to find a landscape lighting company who offers moonlighting outdoor lighting services, like Houston Lightscapes. We will visit your home upon request, and we will walk your property with you. We will listen to your ideas on moonlighting and where you want to add it to your property. Our designers will then make their suggestions for placement of fixtures and overall moonlight outdoor lighting design. Once you’ve approved the temporary design, we will set up a date to install the final design on your property. 

How Can Moonlighting Benefit Your Property?

There are many benefits you can gain from moonlighting. If you’re still on the fence about getting it for your property, there are a few things you should consider. Moonlighting can…

  • Add safety and visibility to your home – Moonlighting is a cool, bright light that can cover a vast surface area. This makes it perfect for illuminating driveways and backyards, and even parking lots if you own a business. The added light can increase safety and visibility for your family or for customers. 
  • Enhance the beauty of your property – Moonlighting is great for highlighting shrubbery and the plant life below. If you have flowers and trees you want to softly illuminate, moonlighting is a great option. It is also great for subtly drawing attention to architectural features or artwork that would benefit from an overhead lighting design rather than being lit from below or behind. 
  • Add romance to your space – Moonlight outdoor lighting is soft and ethereal. It can instantly reflect a romantic mood onto your property. It’s often used at romantic restaurants in their outdoor eating area, but you can easily add it to your own backyard for date nights at home. 

If you are looking for moonlighting outdoor lighting services, our Houston Tx landscape lighting company can help you. Houston Lightscapes offers free consultations. You can set yours up here.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.