PLANNING AN OUTDOOR PARTY?
MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS DRESSED UP FOR THE OCCASION
The weather is now nice and warm and Outdoor lighting enhances the overall beauty of your home. Front entrance lighting , as well as overall outdoor lighting is the first thing that welcomes your guests as they approach your home. It is the first I impression of your home. It is important to take extra time in selecting the proper light and style for both visual appeal and security.
Wall lanterns and chain hung lanterns will give your home a warm, welcoming look, while assuring the safety of your guests and family. They can also set the right mood for relaxation and outdoor entertaining.
Plan on using pier mounts or post lights near driveways and walkways.
LED-Long lasting bulbs with energy savings greater than compact fluorescent bulbs
Compact Fluorescent (CFL) - Readily available, uses existing fixture's sockets, more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Exterior lighting is one of the best places to use CFLs because of their long life. If you live in a cold climate buy a lamp with a cold weather ballast since standard CFLs may not work well below 40*F.
Lights powered by small Photovoltaic (PV) modules that convert sunlight directly into electricity. Consider PV-powered lights for areas that are not near an existing power supply line.
Outdoor lights with a photocell unit and motion sensor will turn on only at night or when someone is present.
For outdoor lighting and lanterns, the LightingGuru recommends ELK Outdoor Lighting. Great styles from a great quality brand.