Published at Friday, 28 June 2019. Outdoor Lighting. By Lissette Jung.
Outdoor Table and Floor Lamps: For those who favor ambient lighting instead of overhead lighting, but still want the comfortable appeal of indoor-style lighting, outdoor table lamps paired with outdoor floor lamps might be your best bet! Available in nearly as many styles as indoor lighting, you can certainly stick with your design scheme while creating your lighting scheme! A lot of lines contain short table lamps and tall floor lamps that match each other, which will give you a more holistic pattern. While, mixing and matching styles can certainly create interest. Plus, outdoor lamps can be moved to wherever you need more lighting. If you split your outdoor table and floor lamps between your outdoor seating area and alfresco dining room, you can move all of the lighting toward the outdoor dining set when the family is gathered there for an intense game of Scrabble. After all, you'll want to make sure nobody is substituting a ”Q” with an ”O” because the low lighting lets them get away with it!
As with anything, along with the advantages, outdoor lighting also has some disadvantages, when used unwisely. While it creates for you a safe and fun area in your home and backyard, if the lights are not chosen wisely it can lead to wastage of energy and huge electricity bills. Similarly, it's best to keep away from low grade products, as they will not last long and will require frequent repairs and replacements. Buying quality, weather proof outdoor lights will go a long way in keeping them maintenance free, thereby saving you money in the long run.
When homeowners are searching for the perfect solar light fixtures, they sh9ould consider the placement of the solar lights before they purchase them. This will save time and frustration if you assume them to be more than just decorations. You should verify not just if the solar outdoor light fixtures will receive adequate sunlight, but also if the drainage is sufficient in a given area to prevent water damage and condensation. While solar outdoor light fixtures are water resistant, they are not waterproof. They can withstand sprinkler systems and rain, but not excessive water build-up. Therefore, excessive water can get into the unit and damage the electrical aspects as well as the battery. Homeowners should also consider how much light they wish to add to a given area at night.
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