Lighting for gardens is best installed during the planning phase, especially if mains power is required for particular lamps. Here is a palette of CAD lighting symbols suitable for landscape designers who wish to design lighting layouts. Click on the image to download a set of symbols that can be used to show a lighting plan in a gCADPlus drawing. Note that the symbols are schematic and are used to indicate the type and position of a lamp. They are not drawn actual size in the lighting plan.
The most suitable type of lighting in your lighting plan will depend on the area to be lit:
- soft lighting in the lawn, near the flowerbeds, hedges or plants
- more intense in areas for entertaining,
- medium intensity to light up walkways.
Spotlights might be used for hedges, swimming pools or walkways and specimen species, softer lamps for enclosed structures such as patios and summer houses.