As the majority of us are probably not going to be out in our yards getting a charge out of a glass of cool, crisp lemonade in 50-degree climate, it is anything but difficult to disregard our open air lighting during the cooler months of the year. Be that as it may, with the hotter climate practically around the bend, it's a great opportunity to begin considering how you will be lighting up your yard. Here are some essential contemplations everybody should remember for lighting their open air zones all year.
Before choosing an outside bulb or light apparatus, consistently ensure the item says it's reasonable for open air or wet areas. On the off chance that an item is appropriate for open air areas, at that point it's likewise reasonable for wet areas, and the other way around. Unapproved items may become harmed or in any case risky if sprinklers, pool water, downpour, or other soggy conditions interact with their electrical segments. In case you don't know, you can generally take a stab at reaching the producer to twofold check. In some cases an item will say it's UL, ETL, or CSA recorded for these areas. These are on the whole abbreviations for wellbeing associations that check items' working abilities in specific areas, including indoor/outside, dry, soggy, and wet spots.
Line Voltage vs Low Voltage
While scrutinizing potential outside lights, you may have seen numerous items are offered in either line voltage or low voltage alternatives. In any case, what precisely does this mean?
- Line voltage lights run using the standard voltage that powers most appliances and bulbs in your home – usually 120 volts. This includes table lamps, ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, and more.
- Low voltage lights require a transformer to bring down their voltage supply to 12 or 24 volts. Common low voltage bulbs include miniature bi-pin bulbs found in landscape lighting and MR16s found in indoor track lighting as well as outdoor fixtures. The primary advantage to using low voltage lights is that they are safer to use; a 12- or 24-volt shock won't do half as much harm as a 120-volt shock. Also, if you’re buying a fixture that uses an MR16, you will have plenty of options for controlling your lights’ beam spread.
Common Outdoor Lights
Security/Motion Sensing Lights
Security lighting should be top priority as homes possess multiple points of entry for potential intruders. Of course, you should always keep your doors locked, but wouldn't it be better to ward off unwanted visitors before they get too close for comfort? These 200-degree motion-activated security lights can provide great coverage for your front, back, or side lawn.
Numerous homes have pathways or walkways paving the way to the front passageway or around their patio. Regardless of whether you're utilizing them to invite visitors to your home or guide them through your yard, low-to-the-ground way lights will make a warm, welcoming climate in either area. We offer choices in numerous hues and shades to coordinate whatever topic or shading plan you may have.
Steps are effectively the most clumsy zones in the front or lawn, particularly since their quality can come as a shock in obscurity. Be that as it may, with legitimate light, you can significantly decrease this danger. Step lights will enlighten each progression in a stairwell or raised way, attracting visitors' eyes to the floor and guaranteeing that these spaces remain mishap free.