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Lighting Techniques

Magic of Moonlight…we take the black canvas of nighttime, and artistically paint an overall ambiance of dancing light and shadows, using a color palette of light tones preferred by the client. The design is installed by our own in-house professional crews, with decades of experience, to achieve the illumination effects required.

 

Since 1952, we have built a reputation as the premier designer in the world. We are proud that our designs showcase some of the most impressive homes, country clubs, and resorts internationally.

Uplighting “Aesthetic” Illumination

We’ve mastered the process of making the height and beauty of your gardens come to life! Our uplighting units are carefully hidden in shrubbery or plant beds. If used in grass areas, we go to the added effort of installing flush mounted units (similar to underwater fixtures) so our work is unnoticeable. When you arrive home at night, you should not see fixtures or how we have created the illumination, but just the “Magic of Moonlight”.

We have developed many illumination techniques over the years. These offer color tone and light coverage options for the client’s choice.

Mercury Vapor HID
Moonlight LED
Warm White LED
Cool White LED
Metal Halide HID

Downlighting “Moonshadow” Illumination

All of our downlighting units are heavily shielded, so from the normal viewing angles, you do not see the glare of looking into the fixtures. We have the ability to create the perfect nighttime ambiance with a mixture of the best type and usage of light. The artistic width and length of your gardens are expressed through our creation of natural shadows, a technique we call “Moonshadows”. We use all different sizes of units depending on the type of trees and different expected illumination effects. The same brightness should radiate throughout your gardens every night like the full moon.

We have developed many illumination techniques over the years. These offer color tone and light coverage options for the client’s choice.

Mercury Vapor HID
Moonlight LED
Warm White LED
Cool White LED
Metal Halide HID

Mercury Vapor Gas Discharge Versus Light Emitting Diode (LED) Illumination

JWLI supports “green” energy and the newest LED technology. Mercury vapor gas discharge units have long been the predominate and preferred type of illumination due to the natural “Moonlight” color. Advances in LED technology can now reproduce the same effect with regards to intensity at a substantially lower energy cost. Additionally, mercury vapor lamps lasting 24,000 hours versus LED 50,000 hour life lamps, give our clientele the best long-term options available. If you are interested in going “green”, contact us to book an LED Retrofit assessment. Upon completing your personal analysis, we will outline the cost to convert your existing lighting to more energy efficient LED lighting. This enables owners to make a more informed choice on the lighting packages based on electrical consumption costs, future maintenance expenses and initial investment.