Posted on Jun 19, 2020

Mandeep Toor Real Estate Team

4 Outdoor Lighting Tips

Who doesn’t 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 LEDS
LED lights are the way to go when picking your lights. They’re 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’ll 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’re planning on doing a lot of entertaining, subtle lighting is a much better way to go to set the mood.
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