Skip to content

Design Process

Our signature Magic of Moonlighting design approach, is achieved through the experienced use of light and calculated Moonshadow effect to bring about a nighttime ambiance to a property. This is delivered through a comprehensive design process which includes property mapping, equipment fabrication, onsite installation, discrete fixture placement, and final adjustments all being handled in-house by our firm.


We fulfill the aesthetic expectations of landscape and architectural professionals around the globe to create the perfect nighttime ambiance. Our signature moonlighting recreates the moon’s gentle glow to enchant your property.


Increase security around your property by proper lighting, whether it be driveways, gated entrances, garden areas, or dark approaches to your home. Make criminal activity a thing of the past.


Our landscape lighting creates the perfect moonlit ambiance, lighting up your pathways for safe navigation and eliminating those dark hiding spots so nothing is lurking in the shadows around your property.

Discover the Magic of Moonlight

Now you are free to enjoy your home! Walking around your property feels enchanting, safe, and most importantly secure. Landscape illumination can be used to light up any part of your home whether it be your gardens, tennis courts, sculptures, or even open pastures so that animal activity can be seen at night, such as deer grazing the moonlit fields.

Our comprehensive design process is divided into four steps:

Background Plan

First, Mr. Watson personally creates your illumination design to cover any and all security, safety and aesthetic concerns to finalize the perfect nighttime ambiance. This can be accomplished by either onsite visits or computer CAD-related landscape architecture plans and photos.

Conceptual Presentation Plan

Second, the presentation plan is envisioned and finalized. This colorful layout describes the different types of illumination and the coverage of the lighting effect. This important process validates to our clientele that each area and concern has been addressed.

Electrical Plan

Third, the electrical design plan is established after areas of illumination, budgets and timing have been finalized. This plan discusses all electrical needs ranging from location of power needed to total amperage/wattage for circuitry layout and activation.

Fixture Design Plan

Last, the lighting fixture installation plan is developed. All specifications of the equipment to be used, locations of the lighting units in the trees or ground-mounted and installation procedures are covered.

Custom Lighting Techniques

John Watson Landscape Illumination handles every type of lighting from Mercury Vapor gas discharge, modern LEDs, to custom units in three different moonlight colors. We make all our own equipment and have our own expert installation team. Each illumination design plan will outline specified lighting equipment and quantities. This assists owners and their professionals in finalizing permits and circuitry, if required, before installation begins.

Mercury vapor lighting


Click HERE to learn more!