Make your Independence Day Shine

June 29, 2021

The great poet Robert Frost once said, “Freedom lies in being bold.” So why not translate this into your landscape lighting this Independence Day. Spruce up your outdoor living and take pride in those summer holidays. You won’t need loads of decorations when you’ve got stunning backyard lighting. You’ll only need family, friends, and a fired-up grill to enjoy the evening.

Make your Independence Day shine with these tips for your outdoor lighting.

Create the Mood

Summer holidays are fun and energetic. Family and friends gather while the celebrations can last all day. Transitioning the atmosphere of your outdoor space after the sun sets can be quite thrilling. With the right landscape lighting design your space can become energetic and engaging at night, allowing you to refresh the environment. Guests can continue to socialize while being drawn to the highlighted areas of your outdoor space. Whether you go bold or discreet, our experienced Mobile Illumination designers can help you create the ‘wow effect’ lighting for your outdoor entertaining.

Keep it Safe

Nothing can spoil your outdoor celebration like an injury or fall. Uneven pathways or stairs can be hazardous at night. Installing appropriate lights to illuminate walkways, pathways, and stairs can help prevent injuries while contributing to visibility and ambience

Independence Day Firework Lights

Light-up your holiday celebration with firework starburst lights. These charming lights are reminiscent of fireworks overhead and bring a festive touch to your outdoor scene. Starburst string lights are great for all of your outdoor parties. You can purchase these decorations in themed colors, or select a cool or warm glow to create a specific mood. Choose starburst lights that are fully weatherproof and include a low voltage transformer with LED bulbs that stay cool to touch.

Cross Lighting Techniques

Cross lighting is another shadowy lighting technique that achieves a magnificent effect using horizontally positioned light beams from two or more sides of your focal point. When placed precisely, cross lighting produces an illusion of depth and texture from varying perspectives.

Color Changing Landscape

Show your patriotism during independence day with a mix of red, white, and blue color changing illumination. Adding color to your outdoor space can feel contemporary while boasting functionality. There are an array of options and color combinations that allow you to customize different themes for the perfect ambience. Choose a system that features commercial grade construction and the flexibility to control your lights using a premium long range wireless remote.

Independence Day DIY Decorations

Whether you are hosting a 4th of July party or another summer celebration, there’s a variety of accompanying decorations to combine with your outdoor lighting design to create the right theme. Fresh flowers are an elegant addition, especially at entrances and as centerpieces. Try roses, delphinium, and white sweet alyssum for your red, white and blue scheme. Themed linen and tablecloths add a nice touch, especially when paired with festive cocktails and snacks. Elevate your party punch by adding whole frozen berries or try this amazing Red White and Blue Fruit Patriotic Punch recipe that will be a sure hit!

Outdoor lighting can help you achieve the perfect atmosphere for your summer parties. At Mobile Illumination we consider all aspects of your space and how you use it. Contact us today to transform your outdoor living.

Did you know? – 4th of July Fun Facts

  1. According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC), Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day.
  2. The official vote for independence from Britain actually took place on July 2, 1776 and the “Declaration” was published in papers on July 4.
  3. July 4th was not deemed a federal holiday until 1870, nearly 100 years after the nation was founded.
  4. Celebrating with fireworks dates back as a July 4th tradition as early as the first anniversary in 1777. Even John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, including his thoughts that Independence Day ought to be celebrated with Pomp and Parade, with Games, Sports, Bells, Bonfires, and “Illuminations.”
  5. On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1826), Thomas Jefferson, 82, and John Adams, 90, both died within five hours of each other.

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