When it comes to lighting your outdoor exterior space, a little goes a long way. That’s because your eyes need less outdoor lighting than they do indoors to see light, shadow, and pattern. To plan your outdoor lighting, start with a walk around your yard at night. Envision how and when you want to use your outdoor spaces, and tailor your landscape lighting to suit those needs. When you’re ready to choose the fixtures and layout, use this exterior lighting idea, including tips for the best placement and how to avoid common issues, for a well-lit outdoor space you can enjoy long after dark.
How light is seen during the day is different from how it is seen at night, a mostly distinction when it comes to lighting pathways and other outdoor lighting spaces. However, certain principles about lighting remain true indoors and out.
For starters, light has intensity, or quantity emitted, and colour. The colour of a particular lightbulb can be found on the packaging; it is a number that ranges from 1800 kelvins (K), which is very red in tone, to 7500 K, which is a bluish-white.
Whether indoors or outdoors, lighting is generally divided into three layers based on function:
Overall lighting: Overall light provides illumination for a whole room or space.
Task lighting: Task lighting is used for a specific purpose, such as to light a path.
Accent lighting: Accent lighting draws attention to an object or area. This is usually accomplished with spotlights or floodlights.
A variety of lightbulbs are suitable for outdoor light fixtures.
Incandescent bulbs emit pleasing light but have a short life and consume more electricity.
Halogen bulbs are more efficient versions of incandescent, typically with a longer life and less energy consumption.
Fluorescent bulbs are now available in a more pleasing colour range, last much longer, and consume less energy.
While LED exterior lighting can be more expensive, the lightbulb costs (which continue to decline) are balanced by their extraordinarily long life and extremely low energy consumption.
Exterior lights that are located near a building with electricity can easily be integrated into your home’s wiring system. Solar exterior lighting is another option for an eco-friendly way to power your outdoor lights.
We supply all kinds of exterior lighting solutions for your outdoor areas. See all options at https://maseslighting.com.au/product-category/exterior/