Crafting a unique outdoor living space is a journey through endless possibilities. Will your luxurious patio include fire features, an outdoor kitchen, or a wet bar by the pool? The vast design elements available for a modern pergola are equally diverse. Will you choose a solid insulated roof for full time shade, or an adjustable louvered roof for maximum sun/shade flexibility? Do you want to be able to turn the covered patio into an intimate closed space with motorized retractable privacy screens? These are just a few of the choices that our designers help customers navigate in making their custom pergola one-of-a-kind. A pivotal design element that enhances the sophistication of a patio under a pergola is the lighting design. Below are some choices available for introducing impeccable lighting to your pergola.
It’s crucial to consider lighting design early during your pergola’s design phase. Once the pergola’s location, pergola height, and footprint are finalized, we can ascertain the lighting requirement for the area.. This allows us to determine how best to accentuate the pergola for optimal ambiance. If your new pergola is going to house a dedicated dining zone, outdoor kitchen, or similar, we’ll need dedicated fixtures for direct illumination. Additionally, if there are surrounding areas that require lighting, it’s often possible to integrate those fixtures into the pergola’s design. There are also plenty of options for adding lighting to an outdoor living space that seamlessly augment the embedded illumination. However, it’s essential to decide on the integrated lighting positions early, ensuring space for fixtures and wiring during your custom pergola’s factory fabrication.
Our custom pergolas can be factory-integrated with multiple embedded LED light styles. In many cases, we combine these lighting styles to create the desired mood you are looking for under your pergola. Whether you choose a solid fixed roof pergola design, or a motorized adjustable louvered roof, the integrated LED lights will illuminate the architectural elements of the pergola structure. These flexible options include:
A standard LED light bar is ideal for illuminating the underside of the pergola roof. The light reflects off the roof, brightening the entire patio below. The dimmable LED can be adjusted to create the desired ambiance on the patio.
Featuring hundreds of mini-LEDs in a line, the LED light strip effectively illuminates the entire interior perimeter of the pergola roof. These lights elegantly highlight the underside of the pergola roof. For pergolas with louvered roofs, the architectural impact is especially striking when the louvers are open at night.
Flush-mounted within the aluminum pergola frame, recessed LED lights give the roof beams a sleek appearance, casting an ideal down light that brightens the entire patio. Positioning recessed LEDs above a dining table, bar, or cooking station ensures the perfect illumination for your outdoor activities.
Beyond the standard embedded LED lights, we can also customize your pergola with a vast array of unique outdoor lamps. Many clients are fond of a hanging chandelier beneath their pergola. These outdoor chandeliers are available in a variety of contemporary styles, ranging from modern designs with cascading layers of lights to those with an industrial aesthetic featuring Edison bulbs. . If you’re interested in incorporating such outdoor lighting fixtures into your custom pergola, our design team is here to guide you to options specifically made for outdoor environments. While traditional indoor light fixtures aren’t suitable for exterior use, it’s important to note that even a rainproof pergola, which protects against direct rainfall, requires hardware to be “wet rated” to ensure it can handle atmospheric moisture.
While the array of embedded LED lighting options we offer ensures your pergola exudes coziness and intimacy, infusing your personal style into the lighting design adds a delightful touch. Here are several ways additional lighting can elevate the charm of a pergola space.
The design of your luxurious outdoor living space should seamlessly blend functionality and style, with some components fulfilling both roles. To ensure your outdoor space matches the sophistication of upscale resorts, it’s crucial to choose a pergola company that resonates with your vision of elegance. If you’re aspiring to enhance your outdoor ambiance, get in touch with our design team. We’ll introduce you to our flexible shade solutions tailored for your optimal outdoor living.