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.
These days, such lighting fixtures are available in a variety of styles and fixtures. Before you go and buy a fixture, you might want to decide how many you actually need for your home. It may be tough to decide which ones you actually need, but you can take a detour of your exteriors to see how many fixtures your home actually needs. You may need as little as two fixtures to as many as ten or twelve fixtures to get the right looks and effect. This actually depends upon how big your outdoors is and you need to consider the money that you can afford for this job.
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