Outdoor Lighting 101

“Outdoor Lighting 101” Re-blogged by popular demand.

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Outdoor lighting design may seem like a daunting process, so consider the following preliminary questions before choosing the perfect outdoor lighting for your home. 

What will you use the outdoor lighting for?

For safety and security. Line your walkways and driveway with path lights. While visually quelling your fears, path lights also serve as helpful guides for guests who may need assistance and guidance towards the front door. Flood lights are also commonly used for illuminating large areas of outdoor space that usually is kept in the dark. While flood lights are not usually considered decorative for outdoor lighting, they are extremely beneficial, can run on motion sensors, and are usually installed inconspicuously and out of sight. 
Decorative and accent outdoor lighting creates inviting and intimate outdoor gathering or entry spaces. For a welcoming entry porch, consider a hanging lantern while an oversized chandelier could transform a gazebo into an…

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