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Moonlighting vs security lighting for your Orange County home

Orange County Homes get unique outdoor area lighting.

Moonlighting doesn’t just mean a 2nd job. Beautiful area lighting can be achieved with an outdoor lighting effect which professional lighting designers call Moonlighting.  Moonlighting is a beautiful dappling of light and darkens on the ground which is achieved by mounting landscape lights in the branches of trees. This is a great way to create extra ambient lighting while achieving an interesting textured effect on the ground.

There are many benifits of Moonlighting for Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego homes

Increase safety in dark pathways and steps. Many times paths and steps cannot be illuminated with regular path lights. Also, it can take many fixtures to illuminate some paths and steps. Lights mounted in trees shining down on these paths and steps can eliminate hazards caused by darkness.

Area  Moonlighting can add extra ambient lighting to driveways, walkways, and lawns. Driveway and walkways work very well with Moonlighting because of the smooth surfaces and light color.  Lawns often get lost in the darkness of the evening creating a large void in the yard but Moonlighting accents the carpeting of the green surface of turf and lawns.

Security is often a concern with high-end homes. Lighting is one of the best deterrents to criminals.  If a prowler has a choice to go to a home that is well lite or a home that is in the dark, it doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to figure out which house they are apt to go to.  

One of our recent projects the client needed some security lighting so we installed Moonlighting throughout the yard which added to the overall beauty and ambient lighting without looking like a prison or car lot. We had the outdoor lighting system controlled by 2 separate timed events. From dust to midnight all the landscape and moonlighting are on and at midnight the regular landscape lighting turns off and the Moonlighting stays on till dawn. 

This has been a unique and powerful lighting tool to use in transforming many beautiful Sothern CA homes and estates.


Moonlighting, Orange County outdoor lighting, Security lighting

  • "We could not believe the difference! You really cannot compare them. The new LED lights illuminate the palm trees,shrubs,barbecue areas, garage doors etc. Our house at night looks so much classier. Chuck asked us what we wanted in the way of lighting as we all walked around the house. He then came back with the [...]"

    Yelp: Mandy B. Mission Viejo

  • "Chuck called me and set up an appt. came on time. Work was done that day. He is a professional most people today don’t do what they say. I am very happy with his work. He got my malibu lights working I am a very happy camper I wish all contractors would be as efficent [...]"

    HomeAdvisor: Dorothy P. in Yorba Linda

  • "We originally had Illuminated Concepts out to give us a bid on fixing issues with our existing exterior lighting system as well as to discuss our lighting needs for a new patio cover and how best to incorporate those lights with our existing lights.  Chuck was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Additionally I was very [...]"

    Yelp: – Q.R. Tustin