We work hard to make or maintain a beautiful house. We all want to install beautiful outdoor lights. We do not want to just put a light bulb on a pole. The design of the light should add beauty to the house without interrupting the look. Planning for the lighting of the outdoor patio is always exciting. There are so many different lighting types available in the market and also on the internet. Some are made for security purposes and some for providing a romantic ambiance. Mixing the two in right amount should be the ultimate goal for proper outdoor lighting.
The first kind of lighting that an owner must think of is security lighting, especially if the house is there in an unsafe neighborhood or in a rural area. These lights are meant for an important purpose but that does not mean it has to be ugly or set up in an untidy manner. Different outdoor lighting companies make different casing of these lights. Be it in different colors, designs or sizes. Sometimes sliding glass patio doors are made. This is the place where the intruders attempt to enter the house. Installing motion detector lights is the best way to scare these intruders away. These lights are set up with modern sensor technology to deter potential burglars or to frighten intruding animals. When the unwanted guests approach the patio lights automatically turn on and these people have to run away. There should be a switch which manually turns on and off the lights inside the house.
It has been very popular within few years to add an outdoor living space in the house. This increases the usable space of your house and it brings you closer to nature. A custom deck or patio is a great idea for entertainment and also for relaxing, but if it is dark it is of no use. Patio lighting for entertaining the guests should be soft and yet bright enough to be able to see each other during the party time. When serving of the food happens on the patio there should be sufficient light for the guests to see what is on the plate. On the other hand, the lights should not be so bright that it might cause a disturbance to the neighbors or the neighbors can see what is going on in the party. Floodlighting is the best option if you to light up a large portion of the house. Floodlights can be there at a height or it can be low depending on the type of light.
Never allow darkness to set in, in your outdoor spaces. Try to enjoy the outdoor patio all year and all night with the right amount of light. Consider installing multiple light sources in the outdoor area that deliver light in different directions which creates the less shadowy area. Always choose ‘warm’ light bulbs instead of ‘cool’ bulbs because people feel more comfortable in warmer lit spaces.