Behold the power of light: it can make an aging actress look younger; it can reveal lost keys; and the absence of it can shut down the Super Bowl.
Landscape lighting can highlight natural beauty or architectural elements, create an inviting mood and improve your home’s security.
It can transform your backyard patio into an open air room, one that is festively lit for a nighttime party or romantically lit for quiet dinner under the stars.
Like a nice frame that showcases a beautiful piece of artwork, good landscape lighting does not steal the show. “It is not bright and offensive. It is subtle and inviting, and calls out to you to enjoy the evening outdoors,” said Lehigh Valley Landscape Designer Joshua Gillow, of MasterPlan Landscape Design & Installation.
Gillow strives to design landscape lighting so the fixtures themselves are never the focus. Like an artist, he carefully places lights so their subtle glow will create layers of light from the ground to the treetops.
Landscape lighting is low voltage, safe and easy to add to an existing landscape. Incandescent systems use very little energy, but LED systems are becoming more popular because they use almost no electricity and last a long time, Gillow said.
“All systems are completely self-controlled, so you won’t have to fuss with them,” Gillow said. He recommends using weathered brass fixtures because their natural look helps them to blend into the surrounding landscape.
Lehigh Valley-based MasterPlan Landscape Design & Installation installs landscape lighting from Mount Pocono to Philadelphia, and can design a system to suit any size property. For more information, visit their website
Join Our Newsletter
Stay up to date with what is happening with MasterPLAN Outdoor Living.
Implementing landscape and feature lighting into your landscape design is a great way to create a warm and welcoming environment once the sun sets.
This irregular flagstone patio with sunken fire pit gives this poolside patio a rustic, inviting and cozy feeling…don’t you think?
It’s the details that make each MasterPLAN project feel like home.
MasterPLAN specializes in timeless and low maintenance materials.
This outdoor living project in Easton, PA had its challenges, but creative design and precision installation helped this historical home come back to life!
Outdoor dining never looked so good! Learn more about this MasterPLAN project that blends right into nature!
This Bethlehem family thoroughly enjoys their designated cozy patio lounge space. Learn more behind the inspiration for this space…
A custom shade structure is a wonderful way to personalize your space. Learn more about this beautiful outdoor living space in Allentown
Have you ever seen fiber optics incorporated into a concrete bar top?! Check out this amazing and custom MasterPLAN feature…
Perfect placement is everything, especially when it comes to focal points when viewed from inside the home!