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Floodlighting: trees and plants
Floodlighting plants creates a magical lighting atmosphere. Only a few lighting accents are needed to make flowerbeds, shrubbery and trees a decorative feature even at night - revealing structures that can hardly be made out in uniform daylight.
Floodlights or spots should be installed at an adequate distance from the illuminated plants. For larger scenarios, e.g. in parks, positioning light sources at different distances from the objects illuminated can be a good idea. Here, transitions between bright and dark zones need to be carefully planned because dark zones are vital if illuminated areas are to have impact.
An alternative to floods and spots are recessed ground luminaires, installed, for example, at the base of a tree to illuminate the foliage from below. Light colours can be mixed for floodlighting plants. High-pressure sodium vapour lamps underline the colour character of reddish leaves; metal halide lamps are suitable for yellow, yellowish green, dark green or blue-green foliage.