May 10, 2016 Our Top 3 Outdoor Lighting Styles
If you’ve done some research for outdoor lighting, chances are you’ve discovered quite a few options out there! Outdoor lighting can highlight your home’s architecture and landscape and it also provides safety by deterring intruders and making paths navigable at night. You can design the perfect patio using lighting to illuminate your space, but how do you know which light is the right choice? We’ve chosen three of our favorite lighting types to help aid you in your selection. Take a look and then call the experts at Precision Sprinklers and Lighting.
Landscape lighting helps to showcase your landscapes unique plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Small spotlights and well lights are the most common choices for landscape because they illuminate your landscape without competing for attention. Remember, well lights do require some extra work. You should always dig a hole in the ground so the light will sit flush with the ground. Landscape lights can also be used to highlight architectural features like columns or patios. Most landscape lights can be used in both capacities.
Deck and Step Lights
You’ll want your guests to be able to see where they’re going! Deck or step lights are a great way to illuminate walkways, sidewalks, driveways, and pool edges. Installed low to the ground, path lights literally light the way for safety and security. Ideally you should choose a path light that is covered on the top so that the light will spread evenly along the ground, rather than create a glare. And, a professional will be able to lay out the lights so that there are no dark spots.
Outdoor Hanging Lights
The crown jewels of lighting! Pendants or hanging lanterns are usually used to illuminate the front door and enhance curb appeal or a porch. Pendant lights add an interesting design element and provide task lighting as well. The best part about the pendant light is that they are available in a wide variety of materials, colors, and styles. You can use these unique lights to add a dose of charm to an outdoor living space or front entry. Plus, you can be sure that they’ll fit your own personal style.
There you have it! Our top 3 lighting choices for you and your property. Remember, these are just a few of your many options for outdoor lighting. Be sure to do your homework and contact the professionals with any of your questions. Precision’s 24-hour helpline and their friendly employees are always available to illuminate your way.