Attractive Outdoor LightingWednesday 7th May 2014 01:25pm
Keeping the evening going
We all love to live outdoors as much as possible in warm, dry weather, but it’s a shame to cut the evening short when it starts to get dark. Candles are romantic, but if you want to cook out in the evening and serve drinks to your family and friends, proper outdoor lighting is an absolute must. Exterior lights in the past were sometimes a bit utilitarian looking, but nowadays we have a great range to choose from with something to suit all kinds of homes, from the stylish modern house to the historic villa.
As a real statement light, it’s hard to beat the Eglo Ferroterra Designer Exterior Lamp. It has a four-metre long power cable and you can use it both outdoors and indoors. The Gus Stainless Steel Exterior Wall Light is a simple light with clean lines that would suit any home or garden. As its name suggests, the stylish Eglo City Classic Black & Gold Steel Exterior Wall Bracket , with a hint of Art Deco in its design, would work particularly well in a city garden. For a more unusual look, I picked out the Eglo Trigo Exterior Stainless Steel Triangular Wall Light. Stainless steel is definitely on trend in kitchen design, and this light takes that style outdoors as an extension of your cool and modern interior.
For those who live in more traditional homes or prefer heritage designs, I found a surprising number of compatible solutions for outdoor lighting. The Heritage Exterior LED Black Cast Aluminium Wall Light is a pretty wall bracket with a seeded glass diffuser that would look terrific outside an older-style home. Along similar lines, I chose the Morgan Cast Aluminium Exterior Wall Lantern and the Cardiff Cast Aluminium Exterior Wall Lantern. If you live on the coast and want to make the most of your sea views with a nautical look outdoors as well as in, then the Eglo Alicante Steel Nickel Frosted Round Exterior Wall Light and the Lume Stainless Steel Exterior Wall Light are absolutely perfect.
A warm welcome home
Coming home after a long day at work, tired and ready to relax, it’s even better to arrive at a warmly-lit home. A great way to do that, as well as making parking just a bit easier, is to install driveway lights. There a number of lights you can use for this, including the Stainless Steel 316 Round Inground Uplighter and the Premium Quality Stainless Steel 316 Mini Inground Uplighters. Driveway lights are a really good way to welcome your guests in the evening, as well.
Safe and sound
To deter burglars, one of the top recommendations from security professionals is to install a sensor security lighting system. Security lights can be attractive as well as practical, and for the traditional home, a good choice is the Tilbury Exterior Wall Lantern with Sensor. For a more modern style, try the Eglo City Steel Exterior Wall Bracket with Sensor or the smooth design of the Eglo Trono Stainless Steel Exterior Wall Light with Sensor.
Whatever exterior lighting you choose, you’ll enjoy the greater flexibility and visibility — and you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.