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LIGHTING WITH impact

In the mood

Terminology of mood lighting varies considerably, but John uses the following terms:

• Spot mood lighting: used to illuminate a specific feature or area such as a statue, fountain or accent plant. Often achieved with uplights or downlights.

• Wash mood lighting: used vertically or horizontally to light larger areas or objects such as a section of wall, water on a pond or in a swimming pool, or to wash light along a hedge of plants or display a low group of plants. Often achieved using adjustable spike garden lights, throwing light along the object

: by placing a light behind an object, the background is lit up and the foreground remains in darkness, creating a strong contrast or silhouette. John loves using LED lights behind arching water; the light seems to bend with the water and as it flows and hits the water of the pool, the light spreads with

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