Anika Shields. Lighting. September 22nd , 2018.
A porch light provides illumination for those times when guests come to visit, as well as adding a distinctive decorative touch to your home. For example, putting a custom porch light by your front door is an inexpensive yet effective way to differentiate and customize the entryway. A porch light also brings about some safety benefits. When someone rings your doorbell at night when it is dark, you can flip on the porch light and look through the peephole to see who is there. In addition to improving visibility at night, the porch light may also act as a deterrent to a prankster or thief who is up to no good and hopes that no one will respond.
Use decorative exterior lights to add mood and create atmosphere to an outside space in the evenings, they are easy to install and add that WOW factor to any occasion. Highlight features, add ambience to sitting and social areas, make the most of water features and, if appropriate, advertise! String Lights are bulbs connected at regular intervals along a low voltage power wire. The bulbs and shades, if they have any, determine their types.
Solar post cap lights are decorative and functional light fixtures that are used to top posts on decorative fencing, walls, and entry gates. A post cap light becomes an attractive extension of the wall and gate that enhances the existing design rather than detracting from it. Decks are great venues for parties, barbeques, and other outdoor activities, but when it gets dark, you will need to turn on the lights to continue the fun, and improve the safety for you and your guests. Most decks are elevated a few feet off the ground, so lighting the deck for night use is a no brainer from a safety perspective. Putting deck lights along the deck's stair treads is also a great way to add ambient lighting to the area.