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There are many ways to enhance to beauty of a home. One key way is to focus on how a home appears when someone views it from the yard or the street. A key way to do this during the night time is to use outdoor lighting. The effective use of outdoor lighting can do a lot to enhance the appearance of a house or a landscape during the night or evening. This article will seek to describe some of the types of outdoor lighting available, it will also provide some tips for using outdoor lighting effectively, and will also seek to provide some examples of how outdoor lighting can be used in conjunction with other decorating schemes.
Outdoor lights and lighting come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. One type of lighting are garden lights, or lights that are on the ground in a garden to display the plants in the garden during the evening or night. These types of lights are also used to light up a walkways, a driveway, or a path to the house. These lights often come in sets of 5 or ten and can be used to provide uniform areas of light to a specific area. In addition, these lights can be used to light up bushes or even trees or fences.
One of the most common light types are the wall mounted outdoor lights. This type of outdoor lights usually come in sets of two. Each of these two lights are mounted to the left and the right of the door to light up the front of the house and the entry area leading up to the door. These lights can come with various types of decorations and there are a number of light bulb strengths you can use to very the intensity of the light. These are one of the most common techniques to light up the front of a house or walkway. In addition, some of these types of lights can be mounted on posts for the lantern effect.
A third common type of lights are flood lights or spot lights. These can be used two ways. First, these lights can be mouted on a roof or a tall tree and pointed downward to highlight landscaping or a particular area on the ground. They are also very effective for security since they typically provide concentrated, bright light. These lights can also be placed on the ground and aimed at the house or a bush or tree to accentuate the features. Be careful when you are using these types of outdoor lighting because they can startle people when they are turned on without warning.
One creative way to do outdoor lighting is to use torches or candles suspended from wires. This gives the same affect as a torch since the burning flame is higher. This use is great for parties or event. These "party torches" are becoming much more popular. In addition, if you are preparing for a festive gathering, white string lights can be a good touch to light up an area as well.
Clearly, when you are looking at landscaping or outdoor decorating, you should keep outdoor lighting and lights in mind. Outdoor lighting should be part of an overall outdoor decorating plan and should be implemented in conjunction with a gardening or landscaping plan. Out door lighting can also make the outside of your house a safer place in addition to a beautiful place.