We started to create our outdoor lighting scheme about 5 years ago. My spouse and I were charmed by the simplicity and beautiful effect or the outdoor lights of a French restaurant in our town. Since that time we have experimented with many different variations of outdoor lighting designs. Our scheme is a work in progress and it gets tweaked each year. Some years we use a lot of string lights while in other years we use spot lights and twinkly lights. We generally tend to stick to white lights although we sometimes use the odd colored spotlight to great success.
The first thing you need to consider when developing an outdoor lighting scheme is safety. The pathways and the doorways need to be properly illuminated in order to prevent any unexpected stumbles. Properly lit entrance ways including any back alleys that might border your property also increase your level of personal safety. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 60-80 watts of light at every outside door, set of outside steps, or any other place that you might want to go to at night ie alleys or garbage bin areas.
The light made of copper does not fade as time passes by unlike the other outdoor lighting fixtures. The coating of the outdoor lighting thickens and becomes a dark brownish color which produces a touch of classic appeal. Therefore, it will gain more beauty as it ages even if expose too much to varied atmospheric elements. The lighting serves its purpose to give elegance and efficiency to your outdoor area regardless of whether for home safety, social occasion or engaging visitors. This option can provide your exterior decor a rustic and vintage look that could enhance the entire appearance of your house.
When deciding on what lights could meet your needs, you should take many things to consider. The outdoor light is usually employed for added protection but when you installed distinctive one it could bring out the best thing about your house when the night falls. And through the day, the lighting can serve as an extra accessory piece in your outside landscape. The immediate functionality and capacity for the light should be taken into account to offer you total satisfaction. You should be able to make the most from the light to satisfy your needs.
There are many different kinds of lights available for your outdoor area, so you may have to choose between fixed lighting or hanging, portable lighting, if you wish to change or move your outdoor areas. A great idea is to leave hanging lights near pathways and terraces. Once you have your lighting chosen, make sure you think about how it will affect your gardens. You need to look at the lighting brightness and colours, and match them with wall features, or garden plants. A great idea is to string fairy lights around a small pond, for added reflection of the light.
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