5 Popular Types of Outdoor Lighting The outdoor light is useful for not only improving on the aesthetics of the home and garden, but also to keep it safe and secure. No matter the size of the patio, balcony or garden, there are a wide range of lights to instantly transform the space to make it that much more welcoming. Here are a few of the most popular types and styles of the outdoor light:
The task lights are a practical choice for installing at entrance points to front porches, sheds, garages, etc. They give a useful amount of illumination to make it that much easier to enter and leave a property. One of the most attractive styles to install above the front door is the lantern wall light which has a very inviting and stylish look. Also, the flush fitting wall lights give similar illumination, but are more cost-effective and great for installing above the back or side doors.
Floodlights are a useful option to give a little extra illumination to the outside seating areas, steps, driveways and paths. Alternatively, the deck lights can help to mark out a pathway.
Accent lights are the best option to add a touch of drama and atmosphere to the garden. They are a nice way to highlight a water feature, sculpture, pond, certain plants or other focal points outside. A single accent light placed under foliage or near a favorite feature gives a focused and intense beam, while a light placed either side of the feature creates the more flattering and soft effect.
The dedicated security light is a high visibility and cost-effective deterrent to the would-be intruder. They are useful to install on the main property, outbuildings and boundary walls. Most of these lights are motion or heat activated to instantly light up the area that has attracted undesirable attention.
Plus, the lights are designed with a stand-alone detector or a built-in PIR detector. The placement of security light is critical to avoid tampering. Ideally, the light should be placed at least two meters from ground level. Also, a manual override feature is a practical feature for those that occasionally want the constant source of illumination.
Solar lights are an energy-efficient and eco-friendly option for the garden. They have the potential to save nearly 80 perfect in day-to-day running costs. These lights rely on a solar panel to pick up energy from the sun which is stored in a battery. Most of the lights automatically active when dusk arrives and provide a soft and warm glow.