Exterior lighting becomes a must during the fall and winter season. Exterior lighting must be given the same importance as that of interior lighting. Having a dark outdoor in no manner benefits anybody. Instead, dark exteriors welcome intruders and causes more harm to any property and to the residents. A plan for magnifying the architecture as well as the safety of the house is a very essential step. The following points can help with your outdoor lighting plan
Security and Safety
Safety as well as the security is the prime focus of the outdoor lighting collections. The same can be attained by lighting the pathways, entrance at the front, stairs, as well as the darkest crook and corner of the house. An efficient plan with respect to lighting should address all the above mentioned areas. The plan should also consider the constraints imposed by the budget, available space as well as the time available for the same.
Choosing Your Style
After completing the planning process, the outdoor lanterns as well as the pathway lighting can be good starting point for your exterior lighting. It is better to mix and match with a few colours according to one’s own choice. For instance, an ornate design complementing a stainless steel finish will definitely stand out from the rest. Many options for outdoor lighting along with varying textures and colours are available, making it easier for one to choose from. The texture in itself is available in many options starting from stone to siding materials. If simplicity is one’s choice then different types of lights along with different fixtures are available in the same design.
The types of bulb to be used in your outdoor lighting collections, the scale as well as the mounting are essential to ensure that the fixtures serve your needs. The most commonly ignored issue during the entire lighting process is the position of the junction box, which usually ends up interfering with the direction in which the fixture should be hanged. The surrounding areas will not get illuminated properly if the fixture is hung incorrectly
Type of The Light
It is usually very difficult to decide upon the type of bulb to use in exterior fixtures. The fixtures in itself are responsible for the imposing a bulb type. If one wants to choose, there are several options that are available such as the Compact Fluorescent Lamp, Light Emitting Diode and incandescent bulbs. LED lamps are usually preferred by the manufacturers due to energy saving ability and sleek design.