Published at Friday, 28 June 2019. Outdoor Lighting. By Jolee Leroy.
Many homes have attractive curb appeal during the day, including nicely manicured lawns, lush flower gardens and beautiful landscaping. Then, the sun goes down and all is dark, all of the nice features are lost in the shadows of street lights and cars driving by. The piece that is missing here, to keep the curb appeal and add security to the home all night long, is outdoor lighting. Installing outdoor lighting to a home is a relatively easy and affordable project that can have a huge impact on the exterior of a home at night. The effort it takes to install these lights is well worth it, as the final result is a safer, well-lit home. This comes to the two main reasons why homeowners choose to install outdoor lighting, for aesthetic purposes, security or a combination of both.
Recessed Lights – These are is increasingly being used nowadays for outdoor illumination. They have the advantage of being discrete yet effective light sources. Since they are built-in to a particular structure, such as a staircase, pathway or wall, you need to carefully plan where you will locate them as they are not easy to move afterward. Lawn Lights – Specifically designed for those people who wish to create an instant illuminating and decorative effect, without having to spend too much time, money and effort, these are a great option for your property. Correct placement is the most important aspect of lawn lighting. An interesting trend is to place small lamps in a symmetrical fashion all through your lawn to provide a beautiful effect. Nowadays everyone wants their lighting fixtures, both interior and exterior to make a statement.
When you are looking for basic tips for low voltage outdoor lighting, look no further. It is important to beware of any potential glare. Many homeowners do not consider the glare that their low voltage outdoor lighting might have and after installation find it annoying. If you do not consider and alleviate the possibility of a glare, then your home can be improperly illuminated which will negatively impact the overall mood and appearance of your home. If you have an outdoor room such as a porch or enclosed deck which, during the day bursts at the seams with sunshine, at night will benefit the most from a soft and diffused light. It is best to use low voltage outdoor lighting such as dimmable and portable lamps, decorative lamps for reading, and mini-pendants for style.
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