Types of Outdoor Lights for Residential and Commercial Properties


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One of the best ways to improve the aesthetics of your property at night is by installing some outdoor lights. The benefits go beyond aesthetics though, since these lights also offer added protection and security from criminals. There are many different types of outdoor lights available, some of which are outlined below.


Security and Flood Lights

These types of outdoor lights are high-intensity luminaires and are designed to shed light to large open spaces like a wide backyard or front lawn for instance. Because of their bright lights, they can be of great help when it comes to deterring unscrupulous individuals from breaking and entering into your property. Some flood lights come equipped with motion sensors, which when triggered causes the flood lights to turn on. As such, security and flood lights help to increase one’s feeling of safety and security.


Wall Mount Lights

Wall mount lights are as the name suggests mounted on the exterior wall of your property. Although they provide some sort of security, they are mostly for decorative purposes as they cast a nice ambient glow over the place. They are excellent choices as outdoor lights when they are used in pathways and walkways, as well as stairwells and recessed areas. Being mostly accent lights, they make use of low wattage bulbs.


Lamp Post Lights

These types of lights are mounted on lamp posts, thought they can also be mounted on railings. These lamp post lights are advantageous since they are capable of throwing lights away from the house without being as bright or intense as a flood light. When installing lamp post lights as outdoor lights, you’ll need to consider the height of the lamp post in order for the light to be truly effective. The taller the lamp posts, the better they are able to shed light such as those found in driveways and large open spaces. Shorter posts on the other hand are great for smaller pathways or as landscaping lighting features.


Ceiling Lights

Ceiling lights are usually installed in patios and decks, and are predominantly used in lighting the said areas for certain functions like parties or simply for relaxing. These outdoor lights are excellent must haves if you want to turn your patio or deck into an extension of your indoor living spaces. You can have tables and chairs or lounge sofas on your porch or patio and make it a relaxing place to have dinners or even tea and wine.

Installing outdoor lights and garden lights in your property is an excellent way of enhancing its aesthetic appeal and at the same time improve the safety and security of your property. However, you’ll need to choose high quality lights in order to avoid any unfortunate mishaps and accidents such as fires. If you are looking for excellent outdoor lights for your residential or commercial property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through our telephone line at (02) 9604 8222 or leave a message in our contact page.