Published at Wednesday, 10 July 2019. Outdoor Lighting. By Marquis Lucas.
If, for example, the front of your home has a quaint garden and fountain, it is best to emphasis these areas with outdoor fixtures which cast the light downward. A footpath is also emphasized for aesthetic appeal and safety through the use of outdoor lighting fixtures. You can utilize outdoor lighting to create the perfect layers of illumination for an outdoor seating area, a bench for stargazing, a porch, deck, or an outdoor patio. Determining the most appropriate outdoor fixtures is best done by considering energy efficiency, color, design, and aesthetic appeal. Each home is different and each homeowner will have a different creative mindset. Some want outdoor lighting fixtures which fit within the monochromatic exterior of their home while others desire complementary colors and designs. There are iron wrought designs for outdoor lighting fixtures, or delicate lamps whose shades direct artificial light downward.
It is very important for all homeowners to ensure that they are modifying their outdoor lighting so that all fixtures and lights are in compliance with the measures in Lighting Dark Sky movements. This movement focuses on altering our outdoor lighting so that we limit the amount of glare and reflection from our high level lights off of the ground and up into the sky. There was a lot of initial debate about whether the orange overture in the sky was simply an annoyance to purists or whether it caused negative effects to the earth. Now we have learned that the light pollution which is at fault for the orange haze is actually destroying wildlife while also damaging our health and incurring large fees.
Winter is still among us and we want our outdoor lighting to lighten many areas of our home and garden during the hours of early darkness for the safety and pleasure of our families and guests. Many of us come home from work during the early evening and it is now dark so we need to have some outdoor lighting to secure our homes and the safety of others. Would-be burglars prefer the extended hours of darkness, plus those added hours could possibly put our loved ones in danger of injury around some of the areas surrounding our homes. We are still in the dark when we arrive home from work every night and by using a remote control device we can turn outside lights on and also the lights inside our homes. Dusk-to-dawn sensors allow us to convert traditional lights or a lawn lamp-post to lights that come on at dusk and off at dawn for safety.
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