The Difference Between 向上的照明器 & Downlighting

小君 19, 2020


If you are considering upgrading your exterior lighting, you may have heard your electrician or l和scaping professional talk about uplighting 和 downlighting. While you would think the difference between these two options is as simple as “lights that point down versus lights that point up,” there are other subtle distinctions that are worth considering before you make your choice. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between uplighting 和 downlighting 和 which option may be right for you, courtesy of our licensed 和 insured electricians at CMC Electric.

向上的照明器 Vs. Downlighting: Which One Is Right for Me?

  • 虽然拥有: 向上的照明器 refers to lights that are installed at the ground level of your house 和 pointed upwards to shine on your home. This type of lighting is usually used to emphasize specific parts of your property, such as trees, l和scaping, or large architectural features, like columns. If your house is large, 和 you are looking for a way to shine a light on the higher parts of your home, uplighting is a great choice. This type of lighting is also great for creating shadows, adding depth to surfaces, forming boundaries outside of your property, 和 adding layers to your security lighting. Uplights are sometimes referred to as bullet or spot lights.
  • Downlighting: Downlighting includes any lights that are installed at a high point on or around your house 和 shine down to illuminate your property. Downlighting is another way to emphasize layers 和 textures on the exterior of your house. 然而, as opposed to uplighting, which usually employed to give your property a more formidable look 和 add a sense of security, downlighting is most often used to make your house feel warm 和 welcoming. Downlights are commonly installed to make l和scaping, 喷泉, 和 other ground-level features look particularly lovely when it gets dark out. Downlighting is also great for outdoor gatherings, 和 helps create pathways for your guests 和 your family. One addition to downlighting that many homeowners make is an effect called “moonlighting,” which places lights in trees or other high vantage points to shine down on patios, 池, or other areas for entertaining where you may want to replicate the light of the moon.

Choosing Between Downlighting & 向上的照明器

A simple way to think about the main difference between uplighting 和 downlighting: 向上的照明器 is better for creating a sense of contrast, adding a layer of security, 和 emphasizing the details of your home itself. Downlighting is better for illuminating features around your home, helping your exterior structure feel beautiful 和 calming, 和 subtly making tall, potentially more intimidating structures seem inviting.

“But what if I still can’t decide which option is right for me?”, you may be asking. The good news is you don’t have to! At CMC Electric, our l和scape lighting pros can help you customize uplighting 和 downlighting options so you never have to sacrifice comfort for security—or vice versa. Call today for available 特价 和 financing options, 和 remember, our expert electricians are available 24/7 for emergencies!

Ready to upgrade your patio or pool lighting for summer? Call CMC Electric for uplighting 和 downlighting options at (919) 246-4798. You can also click here to send us a message online.