I just finished aiming some down-lights last night, and was wondering what people with more experience than me have to say about down-lighting effects and materials. I see what James means by separating yourself from common up-lights everywhere. Billy gave me some good tips on height and filters. I was able to achieve a connected path along a driveway using wide spreads and various filters. I think it's very professional that Unique provides the filters with each fixture. But a key element I struggled with, was shielding. This job had 3 Unique tree lights (can never remember name) and 4 of the Cast. The problem was a curving drive with multiple view points. The Cast fixture has an awesome shield, until the view point breaks, then it becomes a huge glowing reflector. Unique's louvers are nice and deep. On garden features (iron gate, bench) I used 12 and 24 degrees and it was awesome. The only real difficulty was the pitch/tilt of the fixtures on the drive. Any tips??? Unfortunately I think this may have to do with confidence on the ladder. I don't want to post a thread called "ooops Mike was on a 40' ladder today."