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Posted on March 18, 2015 | 0 comments








6 Tips to Know Before Buying an Outdoor Lighting Fixture
Style
Your outdoor light fixture should complement the style of your house

Colonial Houses need Traditional Lights

Prairie Style Homes will look best with Mission-Style Lanterns
Finish
Choose a
Finish that Complements
your Brick and Paint.
Oil Rubbed Bronze remains #1
Outdoor Finish
Energy Saving
LED Bulbs make a great outdoor light.

Consider a Frosted Glass if you are using CFL Bulbs
Size
Height
Light bulbs should be about 66" above the Bottom of the Floor
The biggest outdoor lighting mistake is going TOO SMALL
Lights should be 25% as tall as the Front Door
Security
Add Motion Activated Spot Lights to deter Intruders. Landscape Lighting can add to Security
Designers say the two Most Important Lights are at your Front Door. Why? 100% of your neighbors will see these lights, so maximize your curb appeal.

This is also why designers recommend bold styles rather than boring utilitarian lights.

 

 

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