4 Outdoor Lighting Tips

Tuesday Jun 30th, 2020


Who does not love spending a warm summer night on the patio or front porch? Especially after the last few months. The right lighting can set the mood for a perfect summer night. Here are a few things to consider when deciding on the best lighting for your home.

Consider three types: Ambient, Task & Accent: When mapping out your lighting, think about various types of lights. Incorporate one style or the whole package to set the perfect scene. Ambient lights are lights such as hanging lights, post lights, or decorative wall lights. Task lights are lights that serve a purpose, such as lighting up a pathway or security lights. Accent lights are small touches around your patio and landscape. Solar spotlights and string lights are perfect accents.

Use LED’s: LED lights are the way to go when picking your lights. They are far more efficient and require less maintenance.

Map your Lights from the Inside: Out Before you set up your lights, look at your space from the inside. This perspective will help you understand where to add accent lights versus ambient lighting. You will get a good feel for the size of the lights you might want.

Entertaining: Subtle is Better Nobody wants to have their party lit up with blinding lights. So, if you are planning on doing a lot of entertaining, subtle lighting is a much better way to go to set the mood

We hope these tips help you pick the right lighting for many long summer nights. Share your perfect summer night with me. Reply to this email with your ideas. If there is anything that I can do to help your family, please do not hesitate to call us at 416-409-0325

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