Low voltage LED’s come in all shapes and sizes, but they are best utilized when they are put in spots rarely seen lit. Using their smaller size, the lights can be tucked into places that would be difficult to do before. Luckily, companies designed waterproof lights that are used for two vastly different applications. One is for water features, to bring them to life at night and truly give it a drastically different view with shadows cast and reflecting water ripples. The other is hiding the lights in trees and shining down onto pathways for the soft subtle light to guide your way.
Water features are a nice addition to any landscape project. They can be the focus or just be a component of a larger feature, but they steal the show when designed correctly. The calming sound of water is a big selling point, but the visuals are a major component that is forgotten. Watching water tumble over rocks or cascade down a waterfall can be mesmerizing but think of the possibilities with lights shining up at the water falling and the amount of light scattering it will cause.
Hanging lights in trees is a tricky act. First you must run wire up the tree, usually hidden in a crease and on a side less seen. Then, you need to angle the down-light just right so that its shining exactly where you want it. This is better done at dusk when its darker and easier to see how the light shines down. The hardest part is anchoring the down-light into the tree without shifting the angle and allowing the tree to grow around the light and wire. Once its all done, the lights shine down and illuminates your path and will remain hidden from view for a more modern take on using lights. Hidden in the nook of a branch, or tucked into the rock of a water feature, lights can be sandwiched into new places and provide great effects for new features and old alike.