Outdoor lighting improves safety and security. It makes your home more welcoming, and it allows you to spend more time enjoying your patio, deck, or garden.
Outdoor lighting includes many forms. Use concealed lights to highlight pathways and steps. Decorative lamp posts can illuminate your driveway, and motion-activated floodlights help deter prowlers. Outdoor lighting can even enhance your landscaping by highlighting decorative trees, shrubs, fountains, or other features.
While some may tackle it as a DIY project, it is better to use a specialist to achieve long-lasting, reliable, and high-quality results. As outdoor lighting experts, Moseley Electronics can explain your options, design a solution to meet your needs, and complete the installation.
WHY INSTALL OUTDOOR LIGHTING?
There are many reasons for installing outdoor lighting, and these determine the type of lighting to use. Some common reasons/applications are:
- To improve porch or deck safety by highlighting steps and edges — discrete downlights, concealed wall, and step lighting, and small pathway lights may be what’s needed
- To deter unwelcome visitors — motion-activated floodlights are a popular choice, but dusk-to-dawn lighting is another option
- Making your home more welcoming — porch lights, lamp posts along a driveway, and lighting beside a gated entry are welcoming to visitors.
- Making your deck, terrace, patio, or pool area usable after sunset — there are many types of ambient lighting for this purpose
- Adding value to your property — your home will look more welcoming with attractively designed lighting and that will make it more desirable
OUTDOOR LIGHTING STYLES
Options for outdoor lighting are as varied as those for indoors, if not more so. Some types to consider are:
Ambient lighting — Think of this as lighting that covers a wide area like a terrace or deck.
Security/motion-sensing lighting — These are usually high-powered floodlights that shine intense light on an area. When coupled with motion detectors they are an effective deterrent against break-ins and theft.
Landscape lighting — This is used to highlight particular features or add visual interest to a garden after dark. Landscape lighting ranges from spotlights used to pick out a particular tree or shrub, to uplighters that highlight an attractive wall and driveway lights that illuminate a path towards the front door.
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING LIGHTING
The most important factor is safety, closely followed by durability. Light fixtures must be waterproof, and cables must be protected against damage. Weather elements are hard on outdoor electrical fixtures and fittings. The specialists at Moseley Electronics can advise on the styles and brands that will hold up best.
For maximum impact, landscape lighting schemes benefit from the eye of a professional designer. An experienced Moseley Electronics expert can recommend the best ways to highlight particular features without washing out the scene with too much light. By using scenes and highlighting certain features, you can create the desired look on your property.
WORK WITH THE OUTDOOR LIGHTING INSTALLATION EXPERTS
Outdoor lighting can beautify your house and garden, make it more welcoming, and improve safety and security.
Once you start researching lighting solutions, the options can be bewildering. Our outdoor lighting experts at Moseley Electronics will listen to what you want to achieve, and guide you through the options. With our help, you’ll get a solution that both satisfies and impresses.