Posted on: 15 February 2018
If you are installing a new patio, you will likely spend time on it in the evening as well as during the day. If so, you will need to have lights on the patio. When it comes to lighting you have many options, three of which are listed below. You can then get your new patio all lit up.
Lamp Posts and Lanterns
You can use lanterns to add light to your patio. Along with lanterns, install a few lamp posts around the patio. These look real nice and these along with the lanterns will give you a lot of light.
You can sit lanterns on a table or hang them on a wall. You can find them in a variety of sizes, as well as styles made with different materials, such as copper, metal, and stainless steel. You can find lamp posts that have one light or there are lamp posts that have more than one light fixture. Consider the height that you want when purchasing the lamp lights. They come in a variety of colors, such as black, white, red, and green.
String lights are strands of lights that can be put just about anywhere. You can use the lights as a border around the roof of your patio. You could also wrap banisters or columns. If you have trees close to your patio, you can wrap string lights around the tree's canopy, as well as the trunk of the tree.
You can also hang string lights from the ceiling, so they suspend over a table or hang a few strands of string lights on the ceiling to provide more light. When buying the string lights consider the length that you need to ensure you purchase enough.
In most cases patios are in the back of the home, which means you need to make sure you stay safe. One way to do this is to use security lighting. Security lights have motion sensors so if anything gets close to the lights they will automatically come on.
You can purchase dusk to dawn security lighting, which means the lights come on at dusk and turn off at dawn. You can use timing devices with lights also. This lets you set the time that you want the security lights to come on and go off. This is especially helpful if you are going on vacation as the lights can go off and on making it look like someone is home. This is especially true if you also install security lighting in front of your home.
Talk with a lighting design company and they can help you choose lights for your patio and make a design of where you should place the lights.Share