When developing an outdoor lighting project, ensuring proper functionality is certainly the main objective to keep in mind. The key areas: the main gate and the main path leading to the house should be more illuminated than, for example, remote corners of the garden. Working areas as well as parking spaces should also be well lit, but this is where you can play with the intensity of the rays. Installing individual light sources for the main areas is normal practice: pendant lights, plastic, ceramic, glass, and particularly popular, forged metal ones, are perfect to spot lighting areas around the house. The classic exteriors can be complemented perfectly with victorian street lighting elements; as an option, consider more neutral heritage street lighting fixtures.
At some distance from the dwelling exterior designers oftentimes offer to install massive lights on poles of different heights. Drop in at Metcraft online store for the largest selection of classic lamps – the lineup covers the entire range of outdoor lighting fixtures. Moreover, with penetrating light beams you can visually enlarge the area of the garden, or press for sparkling surface of a pond or swimming pool.
Small wall lights complement the composition of lights and poles, filling the gaps created by large light sources. Compact lighting installations look particularly good not only on the walls of the cottage, but also on the railings and other vertical surfaces of veranda or pergola.
Street lighting will surely help to form the complete, harmonious exterior, if you take advantage of installing triple A class units. However, make sure the fixtures are not adjusted to direct the rays on windows or recreation areas. Actually, this rule applies not only to the spotlights, but also to any other fixtures with powerful lamps.