What do you know? Summer’s finally here! And this time of the year is perfect to spend your nights chilling in the garden and taking in all the fresh summer air. The wind is warmer, the stars are brighter, the crickets sing cheerfully – what more can you wish for? Well, for one – some good lighting to set the mood.
Concerning exterior lighting, there’s nothing that can top wall lights in terms of popularity. And there are some very good reasons why it is so. Exterior LED wall lights serve double duty – they make your outdoor space safer and increase its functionality, and manage to elevate your home’s curb appeal at the same time. They are a great addition to your home’s appearance, transforming its gentle day look into a dramatic and luxurious when night falls.
There are many ways you can use exterior LED wall lights depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to accentuate your house’s design, mounting the lights above key architectural features will make it stand out better and look striking even when seen from a distance. On the other hand, if you want to increase the safety and functionality of your outdoor space, make sure you mount your lights at strategic points from where they can illuminate all the frequently used areas such as patios, driveways and walk paths.
However, if there’s one area that’s unimaginable without any wall lights present – it’s the front door. Front doors and exterior LED wall lights are an inseparable match. Not only do the lights provide ample lighting to find your keys, but you can also use them to increase the attractiveness of your entrance. For instance, a couple of stylish sconces on both sides of your door will produce a classy and welcoming atmosphere. Usually two 60 watts fixtures prove to be enough to light the entrance together with the larger part of your porch.
LED wall lights come in an endless amount of styles to choose from, making them the perfect option for both traditional and modern homes. For instance, modern homes look best when subtly illuminated by downlighting achieved with flush mounted wall lights. On the other hand, a more rustic exterior could benefit from wall lighting in the form of brass sconces or English lanterns which help capture that old-timey feeling.
But whatever your choice comes down to, be careful not to overdo it. While failing to illuminate properly is bad, over-lighting is even worse – it can make your home look tacky and like something out of the Las Vegas Strip. The key is in balancing out the lights – not too much, nor too little. Make sure find lights with an appropriate amount of lumens for an outdoor setting.