As we move into autumn and the nights begin to get longer again, outdoor lighting becomes more important than ever. Instead of just being a practical way to enjoy your outdoor living space, outdoor lighting has become a way to decorate and personalize your backyard, patio, or deck. New trends will make you feel like you have the swankiest outdoor party space in the neighborhood.
One outdoor lighting trend is the use of globe lights – the strings of illuminated spheres you may have seen at weddings and parties. Globe lights evoke a sense of sophistication and nostalgia for the days gone by. Using globe lights in your outdoor lighting provides decorative and practical ambient lighting for your quiet evenings and boisterous parties.
Now more than ever, homeowners are searching for ways to optimize their energy usage. Whether you’re interested in going green, or simply want to lower your electricity bill, energy-efficient lighting such as solar-powered lights and energy-efficient bulbs are popular choices for outdoor lighting. And no wonder – the electricity used over the lifetime of an incandescent bulb can cost up to 10 times what you originally paid for it!
Solar-powered lights, Light Emitting Diode (LED), and Compact Fluorescent Light (CLF) bulbs now come in a variety of styles and materials, which means it’s easy to find the energy-efficient lights for every type of yard and landscaping.
Another popular trend in outdoor lighting is novelty lighting – lights in unusual shapes, colors, and sizes. If you can dream it, someone has created a novelty light to represent it – backyards and patios across the nation are dotted with German Shepherds, cola bottles, and more.
However, don’t neglect your practical lighting either. Illuminated the boundaries of your yard, your patio, and your walkways to show them off and allow you to spend time outside safely.
Need help with lighting your yard? What about your holiday lighting needs?
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