It’s about that time again. The beauty of the sunset has passed you, natural light is almost over the horizon, and you and your guests are not ready to stop the party. And (alas!) In your township, it is not allowed to make fires in the neighborhood. So how will you entertain yourself after the sun goes down?
If you think I’m going to suggest that you call one of these expensive landscapes lighting companies to clear your bank account … you’re wrong! As outdoor rooms immediately become the most popular places to relax and fill with designer spaces … outdoor lights are more fashionable and affordable than ever.
But you are not a lighting expert. With so many options available, how do you choose which types of outdoor lights are best for you? We are always ready to help!
Walkway outdoor lights: Walkway outdoor lights are downward-facing lights that attach to the walls that surround the walkway. Walkway outdoor lights will keep everyone safe on stairs, garden bridges or uneven paths. Many walkway outdoor lights designs come with color options; not only for the decorative lamp casing, but also for lighting paths, it can glow with a slightly blue or pink tint. Imagine the color scheme of your outdoor rooms, umbrellas and outdoor furniture cushions matches the color of the lighting! If you want to use outdoor lights for sale to illuminate your porch, gazebo, or living space at night, walking paths are likely to be insufficient. While they provide an important safety measure and can add vibrant colors, you should consider adding other types of outdoor lighting.
Post Cap outdoor lights: Decorative caps are a great way to add lighting and style to your outdoor room. They are designed to be attached to stair handrails or railings, porch or garden bridge posts, or any other outdoor post structure. One great part of the Post Cap outdoor lights is that it adds wonderful accents to our outdoor living space during the day and illuminates the space at night. Most of the poles are powered by low voltage or solar power.
Electric outdoor lights are likely to be more reliable and can provide more light, but they require a qualified electrician to install the wiring and ensure safety. Solar powered luminaires use a fully renewable resource to “charge” during the day and then shine brightly all night! They are definitely an environmentally friendly and sustainable option and they are also easy to install. Just attach and you’re done! They may seem less reliable to some, though. It all depends only on your preferences! A long line of lights all over your porch or backyard will likely provide enough light for a party or meeting. However, if you want to use lighting to highlight a specific location, such as an outdoor dining set, you will want to complement this lighting option with accent or pendant street lighting.
Outdoor Ceiling Fan Lights: If you thought pole caps were the perfect combination of fashion and functionality, you didn’t even start to wonder! If you haven’t caught on to the trend of outdoor ceiling fans yet, do yourself a favor and take a dash! Outdoor Ceiling Fan Lights let you enjoy your porch or outdoor living space in hot weather. Your outdoor ceiling fan can blow a cool breeze to keep you comfortable, especially on these wet, quiet days. Plus, a ceiling fan that creates airflow will be the most natural fly and mosquito repellent! Flying insects prefer still air, which allows them to buzz lazily and land on innocent food and people. But the cool breeze for us can be the wind that makes their tiny wings tire quickly. You can just wave your hand at them as they fly to lighter areas! Plus (of course) many modern Outdoor Ceiling Fan Lights come with lighting options as well. Perfect for your picnic table, you can simply turn on the lights to light up your dinner or midnight snack!
Pendant Outdoor Lights: Pendant lights will really decorate the style of your outdoor room. While many people prefer stringing lines of pendant lights like Japanese paper lanterns, you can also create dramatic lighting by creating focused pools of light over your favorite spots. Whether you do it with an outdoor pendant light or even a street chandelier, it will give your outdoor space a little height, spacious and fashionable. With Pendant Outdoor Lights as close to indoor lighting as possible, you can create truly luxurious outdoor spaces that create comfort and class.
Outdoor Table and Floor Lamps: For those who prefer ambient lighting over overhead but still want the comfortable appeal of indoor lighting, outdoor table lamps combined with floor lamps may be your best bet! There are almost as many styles available as indoor lighting; you can certainly stick to your design scheme when creating your lighting scheme! Many of the lines contain short table lamps and tall floor lamps that blend together to give you a more cohesive look. While mixing and matching styles can certainly generate interest. Plus, street lights can be moved to where you need more lighting. If you split your outdoor table and floor lamps between the outdoor seating and outdoor dining area, you can move all of the lighting towards the outdoor dining table when the family gets there for an intense game of Scrabble. At the end of the day, you have to make sure no one is substituting “Q” for “O” because low light keeps them out of trouble!
So, while the sun is a very beautiful and certainly functional lighting element during the day, you definitely have options when it comes to keeping your party lit up after the sun has gone down. The most important thing is to have fun with street lighting. I suggest mixing and matching, keeping your options open, and always making sure you can see the faces of family and friends, creating those wonderful summer memories!