Being on an unlit dock or near the lake can be dangerous in the dark of night. It can be difficult to see tripping hazards or elevation changes. One misstep could land you in the lake. There is also the risk of hitting the dock with a boat if it's difficult to see.
Professional landscape lighting helps make areas around your lake home, like the dock, more functional and safe at night. Imagine relaxing on your dock, gazing out onto the lake under the star-filled sky instead of the hot sun. Everything around you is expertly illuminated to provide a wonderful ambiance for your evening enjoyment. You also feel safe navigating it in the dark of night.
We’re sharing how we illuminated this one in Beaver Creek to increase safety and maximize time spent on a dock.
Lighting the boat dock
These high performing LED cascade lights offer excellent illumination for docks and walls. We mounted the solid brass and copper fixture to the pillars and along the inside for an under-dock feature. Since dock lights are exposed to water and need to withstand the harsh elements, we recommend using high-quality materials.
The cascade lights installed to the pillars, shine down onto the dock itself to make the area safer. We also installed seat wall lights under the step to mark the elevation change. Illuminating the dock and step will help prevent trips and falls while making the area easier to navigate at night.
The pleasant under the dock illumination comes from the cascade lights installed along the inside of the landing. The light softly reflects onto the water and adds a great aesthetic effect and visual impact from afar.
seat wall Lighting along the water's edge
Another important aspect of a lakeside lighting design includes seat wall lighting. Our crews expertly installed the same cascade fixture to blend as much as possible with the rock sea wall. The light gently hits the water to create a tremendous effect.
An effective dock lighting design should not only increase aesthetics, but keep you, your boat, and everyone safe at night. When you work with a designer at McKay Lighting, we'll create a custom design meant to increase safety and enhance the beauty of your lake home. You can schedule a free consultation online or browse our galleries for more ideas.
If you are looking to expand the amount of time spent on your dock or other areas of your lake home, professional outdoor lighting may be a great solution. You will be able to enjoy lakeside living long into the evening hours.
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Our dedicated team at McKay Landscape Lighting works with you to create a custom landscape lighting design that's unique to your property. From design to installation to service, you can count on our team of experts to make sure you are happy with your lighting system for years to come.