Outdoor Living

How to Buy Outdoor Lighting Buying Guide

Jan 5, 2023

How to buy outdoor lighting. This series will help you find the right outdoor lighting for your needs. Consider the outdoor lighting types. There are many different types of outdoor lighting. Wall lights serve as classic porch, garage or patio lights. Ceiling lights and hanging lights are the perfect option for covered porches or patios. Posts lights and pier mount lights. Post lights are fixtures that mount on top of poles, they're usually placed in open-air settings such as driveways and pathways. Post mount lights can also be placed on top of columns, but you will need a mounting adapter. Pier mount lights are similar but are specifically designed to go on top of flat surfaces such as columns. Security lights are the best solutions for creating a safe and secure property. Landscape lighting is a low voltage system separate from outdoor wall lights and outdoor ceiling lights. To create a rich layered look in your garden or outdoor space, use a combination of spot, paths, and flood lights in your garden or outdoor space.


Outdoor lighting size guide. Front porch wall lights are the most visible fixtures on your property. If you have space for only one light, choose one that's about one-third the height of the door. If you have room for two lights, choose fixtures that are at least one-fourth the height of the door. If you have double doors, the fixtures can be a little larger than one-fourth the height of the door. When choosing hanging lights, choose a design that is in proportion to the dimensions of the covered porch or patio. Make sure your space is tall enough to accommodate a hanging light. For spaces that can accommodate hanging lights, ceiling mounted lights are a great solution. Security lighting, motion sensor, and dusk-to-dawn. When shopping for security lights, look for features such as motion sensors and dusk to dawn. Motion sensor lights are triggered to turn on by nearby movements making them ideal as security lights and for low traffic areas. The range and detection angle of motion sensor lights vary by design.


Dusk to dawn lights have special photo sensors which automatically turn on and off with the setting and rising of the sun. They are a hassle-free way to ensure your outdoor lighting is on only when needed. Outdoor lighting wet and damp rated. Wet rated or wet location lights are designed for use in areas directly exposed to wind and rain. Outdoor wall lights, spotlight,s deck lights, and post lights are all wet rated. Damp rated or damp location lights are designed for use in covered patios and areas not directly exposed to water and moisture. Now you can choose the perfect outdoor lighting for your space. Thanks for watching.

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