Outdoor Lighting Tips

Outdoor Lighting Tips

We just passed a difficult and unusual time which on the other hand  showed the importance of the outdoor spaces in our home and the great value they have. As the summer is almost here, probably we will spend more time enjoying our outdoors or our summer houses backyards.

But let’s create a space that is appealing all the time, even when the sunlight fades away. In this article we will give you some tips to make your outdoor spaces even more appealing. Of course there are different types of outdoors and we will explain the different types of lights, where these fit best, calculate the light you need and how to create ambience.

Let’s start with 3 types of lighting you should have in your outdoor:

Ambient Lighting - EXENIA FLEUR Spike

Ambient, task and accent lighting

Ambient lighting can be achieved through hanging lights, post lights, and wall lights, creating the right atmosphere for you to hang out with friends and family. That subtle light that creates a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

Ambient Lighting - EXENIA FLEUR Spike

Task lighting includes pathway lights, plus deck and security lights.  Not only esthetically they bring a great touch to the space but also are a must to ensure a safe walk in your garden/ balcony.

Task Lighting - EXENIA MARK Round
Task Lighting - EXENIA TRIM CC

And you can get accent outdoor lighting with landscape kits and spotlights. If you want to create a more theatrical view. If you want accentuate your beautiful olive tree, or your favorite flowerbed, use this kind of lighting.

Accent Lighting - EXENIA TRIPO
Accent Lighting - EXENIA WOLF Projector

Try to mix all these three layers together so you can have the possibility to create different views of the same space, but always consult with an specialist about the right amount of light in your space.

Exenia Outdoor Lighting

Plan and choose the right fixtures

Be conscious of your outdoor space, take the right measurements and be sure not to choose lighting fixture that are too big. If you are by the seaside be sure to choose more resistant materials and fixtures that can endure the humidity of a seaside. Each light has an IP number and The IP67 is great for outdoor installations allowing you to have lighting even in humid or wet environments.

Accent Lighting - EXENIA ROCK Outdoor

If you want to really create a bright spotlight, avoid grouping a lot of fixtures and instead position several spotlights with different angles toward the object, like a garden statue or topiary, that you want to illuminate. This will reveal silhouettes and layers that make for a dramatic effect.  Use earth like tones, so the focus goes to the greenery or the object that you want to illuminate.

Source: realsimple.com & exenia.eu

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