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.
During the earlier summer months my backyard was a functional and safe place to socialize and relax without resorting to outdoor lights. Where I live the sun can still be shining until 9.30pm. In fact, during the month of June the skies became dark and the backyard become too dark to be safe right around the time I wanted some BBQ guests to leave so it worked out perfectly.
Many homeowners wonder how they can revamp their existing landscape, how they can add value to their home without the heavy investment that renovations require. The simplest and most convenient manner in which to do this is to add outdoor lighting fixtures. By emphasizing the most important areas of your yard you can raise the value of your home while also adding to the curb appeal that the exterior of your home has to offer.
You can use these fixtures to completely change the look of your exterior living space by using them for the pathways in your garden or by installing them along your driveway. Similar types of fixtures would be accent lighting and directional landscape lights. All of these usually come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you should take stock of measurement and size before you select anything.
Floodlights and spotlights are also quite popular and give off a strong beam of light. Because they are so low to the ground, they work great to accentuate the natural features of trees and shrubs. The only difference between the two is that floodlights have a wide beam, while spotlights have a narrow beam.
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