All you Need to Know about Installing Outdoor Lighting

by Indent Now All You Need, When You Need It.

People having a nice backyard or patio should invest in good outdoor lighting, in order to make the best possible use of the space available to them. People often plan picnics, barbecues and even parties in their backyard. Hence, it is imperative that they give a special emphasis on planning out their outdoor lighting system.  

When it comes to outdoor lighting, the lights installed can be divided into three categories based on the function they serve:

  • Overall:  The overall lighting refers to the lights that illuminate the whole space
  • Task: These lights are used for providing lighting for a certain purpose, such as to light a path
  • Accent: The accent lighting is famed for drawing attention to a certain area or an object. This purpose is accomplished with the help of floodlights or spotlights. People can even purchase LED street lights online and install them over the area they want to highlight.

There are an extensive variety of bulbs and lights available today that are ideal for being used as outdoor fixtures.  While Incandescent bulbs emit a pleasing light and can add a warm aura to the outdoor environment, they typically consume quite a bit of electricity and have a short life span. Halogen bulbs are considered to be a more efficient version of Incandescent bulbs, and they consume lesser energy in comparison.  However, among all the varieties of lights available, LED bulbs are known to be the most effective option. These bulbs enjoy a great amount of popularity for their extremely low energy consumption, as well as extraordinarily long life.

Lighting Placement for Outdoors

Outdoor lighting can be placed virtually at any place. Here are few of the key outdoor sites where people can install lights:

  • Paths: A well-lit path can look quite welcoming and warm and creates a good impression on people visiting a house. It also makes walking in the backyard much more secure.  People having a large backyard can purchase LED street lights online to install them here.
  • Entries: Attractive LED lights can be placed on each side of a door, or even overhead at front and side entry doors.
  • Driveway: People can opt for low-voltage landscape lighting for their driveway.
  • Decks or Patios: Adequate lighting is always required in order to provide adequate illumination to specific task areas on a deck or patio, such as a cooking spot or a seating area.
  • Architectural Features: Outdoor lighting can go a long way in highlighting a certain architectural feature of a house. For example: a beam of light can be aimed at a wall from a distance in order to create a certain wall wash effect. It can also be used to create interesting highlights and shadows there. People having gazebos, pergolas, or trellises in their backyard should choose to install attractive lights there, in order to augment the overall beauty of the feature.

People can easily visit the websites of companies offering efficient LED lights, in order to purchase ideal items that can enable them to adequately illuminate their outdoor space.

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