When designing outdoor lighting, you
need to consider the purpose of the lighting along with the basic methods for
achieving energy efficiency. Outdoor lighting for homes generally serves one or
a combination of three main purposes:
Illuminate the exterior of the house and landscape.
Illuminate the grounds near the house or driveway.
Illuminate the porch and driveway to help people navigate safely to and from the
Light a pathway with a series of
electric lamps or lanterns.
lanterns can be used to create a wonderful atmosphere for evening dinner
Weatherproof floor and table lamps may also be used to link an outdoor
rooms to the house, allowing safe movements from one area to the other.
Outdoor lighting can be used to stunning effect in association with water.
There is obvious need to highlight pools and patio areas for safety, but it also
can be breathtaking to see illuminated reflections.
When setting up lighting for an evening party, it is often a good idea to add
citronella lanterns as these will help keep mosquitoes
away. Ultimately it
is the effect of light that is important. There are many beautiful lamps and
lanterns available, which are manufactured in weatherproof stainless steel,
brass and cast aluminum.