External lights for your home or office.
Some ideas for the types of outside lights for your home or office. Select any image for further details of the item.
In recent years, our gardens are becoming more of a focal point. We can get ideas from watching gardening programmes on television. We seem to want more than a security light in the back garden. This article will give you some ideas on which outside lights to create the perfect night time garden.
Imagine, on a hot summers evening, you‚Äôre sitting in the garden but you can‚Äôt see where the path is. To overcome this problem, you could place small¬†traditional lighting bollards¬†or¬†modern bollard style lights¬†down the outside of the pathway to give you a lot of light. Or, if you fancied a more natural feel, you could place garden rock lights at various points along the path, just to emit enough light for you to see where you are stepping.
Small lighting bollardscould also be used to emphasise your favourite plant or shrub. Placed in your garden near flowers and plants, they can light a garden magnificently.
Spotlights can be used to enhance a specific area such as a water feature, landscape wall or a potted palm. This type of outside lighting is also a good way to light up a narrow driveway and is very often used as a security measure.
Outdoor wall lights or sconces are often used to light up the front of the house. This gives a welcome feel to your home. There are many¬†traditional outside wall lantern¬†styles available as well as the modern or¬†contemporary outside wall lights¬†in a range of finishes including the popular stainless steel designs.
Decked areas can be illuminated by using¬†recessed LED lights¬†in a range of shapes and sizes. They are designed to be walked on and will provide safety and light to stepped areas. Colour filters are available to create a moonlighting effect making the light softer and more subtle. Lamps can be hung from the banisters giving light at eye level so that you can read or do other tasks that require lighting. Small party or fairy lights can be trailed around a gazebo or parasol to add soft light from above, imitating the stars.
Garden ponds, large or small, look enchanting at night time, lit by¬†pillar lanterns¬†or small¬†lighting bollards¬†or spotlights with coloured lamps part hidden in foliage. This can bring a garden to life at night time and create a subtle lighting effect.
Security should not be forgotten in the garden. Some of the lights discussed can be used for that purpose but motion sensor lights are specifically designed to do just that.¬†Motion sensor light fittings¬†are ideal for deterring thieves. These fittings are fixed on a wall or post and positioned so, that when someone walks along the pathway, the sensor is triggered and the light comes on. Not only are they a great deterrent but they also provide you with light to find your house keys.
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