Currently coming into a project on a fairly large residence. The house is a weathered red brick, which already gobbles up light a bit to begin with, but the real issue has been the mortar joints. It has large unfinished bubbled mortar joints (done intentionally), when uplighting from 8-10 inches off the architecture it literally creates a shadowing effect at every brick course (similar to the way siding lips ripple out the light). It really has two negative effects, one the shadowing really dims the light down and gives you very little effect until it reaches the eaves. Secondly it just looks odd as the light has much greater impact on the white joints which virtually cause a blocking of the brick. The only remedy to this seems to be moving the lights back off the foundation about 30-36 inches and spotlighting at about a 70 degree angle as opposed to being up close and grazing at 90 degrees. I hate pulling the lights out into the foundation bed as the plants will eventually dominate them, but the customer seems highly pleased with this effect. Anyone ever encountered this issue?