Making arrangements for exterior lighting in a house is entirely different project from indoor lighting arrangements. For example for indoor we need extra powerful lights to brighten up our home but for outdoor low voltage lights at prior distance are seemed to be perfect. Path lighting is the best means of brightening the outdoors so that one can enjoy a calm and peaceful walk in the garden at night time.
There are a lot of ideas available in exterior lighting but before discussing them it is better to understand the basics of outdoor lighting.
For outdoor lighting fixtures usually accent lights are considered as the best option. These light fixtures are used to draw the attention of everyone towards a specific object or path. Mostly flood lights or high power spot lights are used for this purpose. For outdoor lighting halogen bulbs are more functional than the incandescent bulbs because of their long life consumption. Nowadays fluorescents bulbs are also recommended for path lighting as these are also available now with more life and consume less power.
SOLAR LANDSCAPE LIGHTING:
With the emergence of latest technology in almost every field of life, the solar landscape lighting system is also considered as a better option. These bulbs are lighted by consuming solar energy throughout the day and are the best source of lighting without the consumption of electrical energy.
AREAS TO BE LIGHTED OUTDOOR:
For a brighter exterior lighting it is suggested that lights should be fixed on the following spots,
- Entrance area
- Stair case
- Open patio
- Architectural highlighted areas
With a little effort the outdoor of any home can be brighten up perfectly by using efficiently the exterior lighting.