Simple Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting can make all the difference in the world to how your property looks at night, and its usability, turning your dark, and dim yard into the perfect location for an evening party or get-together. Aqua Bright is here with a few easy tips to get you started on the path to an amazing outdoor lighting solution.

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Candles and Torches

Natural light is a classic outdoor lighting solution that never goes out of style but does come with a few limitations and safety concerns. While they can look quite dramatic hanging from trees, make sure to put place any candles in containers with a depth greater than the candles height, and with handles long enough to keep the flame at least a foot away from anything flammable. You’ll have to monitor them closely and should never leave them unattended. Consider in-ground torches, hanging lanterns, or small table lanterns if you’d like natural outdoor lighting.

Battery Powered Lights

Battery powered lights can be set up with rechargeable batteries which can theoretically be recharges hundreds of times. However, the actual number of uses you’ll get varies by the type of battery and lighting instrument so do your research before buying. Nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries must be charged the night before using them while alkaline and lithium batteries won’t need any prep. Tall pillar lights offer a great, realistic alternative to candles, can be encased in lanterns, and are generally battery-efficient.

Electric String Lights

You can use outdoor string lights to bring an extra bit of light to your outdoor dinner party, or even twist them around vertical columns to provide tasteful illumination. These lights, if they’re outdoor rated, can withstand moisture and high temperatures. When hanging them, be sure to use plastic hooks as metallic ones could potentially damage the wires. If you want to hide the cords, you can use duct tape to adhere them to the ground before covering them with a rug or mat.

Interested in Top-Quality Outdoor Lighting?

Call Aqua Bright to consult with an outdoor lighting professional on what type and model of outdoor lighting instruments are best for your property. We deliver quality service and excellent fixtures, as well as superior installation and design, ensuring your home is looking great, and staying secure, at any time of day or night. Call Aqua-Bright today at 410-489-9009 or take a tour through our website.

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