By Violette Beaux. outdoor lighting. Published at Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - 22:33:27 PM.
No matter which type of outdoor lantern you wish to use, being safe about the lights is the most important aspect. Safety means not only proper care for the lights, but also being conscious of light pollution and the Dark Sky Movement. The latter should be considered when you are considering which outdoor light lantern you wish to use. It is courteous to consider whether or not the outdoor lantern you have selected is an imposition to your neighbors due to excessive light. Naturally, excessive light is subjective, but it is nonetheless nice to ensure that your selected outdoor lantern is not along the perimeter of your two homes where it will shine the majority of its light into an open window or other part of your neighbor's home.
Increasingly popular, today's low voltage outdoor lighting casts a soft, non-glaring glow, beautifully highlighting outdoor focal points such as gardens and architectural features, while at the same time providing light for dark areas. Using strategically placed landscape lighting enables you to increase safety on stairs and sidewalks and add security by lighting hedge areas or other dark places that give intruders a place to hide.
The color of your outdoor lights is one of the most important things. If you are just wanting to light up your driveway a white light might be fine. If however you want to create a real ambiance, then you want to choose a color that suits the theme of your home. Before choosing the color of your lights you might want to consider how they will make the outside of your home look. You will also want to check the color you choose online, or with a designer to make sure that it will work well with your home.
There are numerous different types of outdoor patio lights on the market these days. All major home stores will carry a variety of different types.The most popular and energy efficient are LED lights. This type of light can be run for literally pennies per day. The cost of LED lighting has really come down and these are the types lights most recommended by lighting professionals. Solar lighting has also become more affordable but these lights are slightly less reliable than other types of lighting and often do not give off a strong light. The correct placement of solar lights is critical to their functioning and shouldn't be counted upon in cloudy or rainy areas. Solar lights shouldn't be used as safety lights.
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