With so many types of outdoor lighting fixtures these days, it’s not always easy to choose the right one for your garden or outdoor street. However, a few practical rules can help you quickly narrow down your options so you can learn how to get the right fixture right.

Keep these four questions in mind when you’re choosing outdoor lighting.

What style do I want?

Is the architecture of your home stately and elegant? Angular and modern? artisan? Spanish? We have outdoor lights to suit any decor style. If you’re not sure what style your home is or what style you like, that’s okay. Here are some closer looks at common outdoor lighting styles.

Traditional outdoor lights often feature ornate designs and elegant touches such as curved hooks and curlicues. You’ll also find traditional outdoor lights in styles inspired by classic decorating eras, such as Colonial or Craftsman.

Transitional outdoor lights do have some design flair with traditional lights, but they’re not as flashy. This makes them perfect for all kinds of homes.

Contemporary outdoor lights have a streamlined and minimal style, often with geometric elements. Innovative designs enabled by LED lights are also common.

The Craftsman Outdoor Light (or Mission Outdoor Light) is inspired by Spanish and Art Deco styles for a clean, minimal look. You’ll also often find amber or specialty art glass.

Industrial outdoor lights often take style inspiration from early 20th century factories. Solid metal shades and cage details are common. You can also see the industrial style in coastal outdoor lights.

Farmhouse Outdoor Lights combine traditional and vintage styles to create the perfect lighting effect that adds a pop of country style no matter where you live.

Regardless of style, bronze is by far the most popular finish for outdoor lights. Black is another very common finish prized for its versatility, while brass is a classic choice. Another fun finish option is white!

We have one type hot-selling led post top area light for outdoor lighting decoration. there are 30w 50w 75w 100w 150w available to choose for different power need.

30 watts is the ideal brightness for outdoor areas of your home. People can see clearly without being blinded, it looks beautiful and still shows off the best parts of your landscape.

75 watts and less are approved for dark sky lighting. They don’t cause much of the damaging light pollution that would disturb nocturnal animals. They’re great for brightening up the yard and protecting the environment.

High Watt Lamp

Make no mistake: high-wattage bulbs are brighter than regular bulbs. But what exactly are high-wattage bulbs, and where do they work best?

High wattage bulbs are usually 100 watts or higher. They produce a lot of light and are perfect for outdoor areas. However, they also use more energy than lower wattage bulbs, so they are not very efficient in terms of energy usage.

You’ll typically find bulbs in this wattage range in large commercial areas like parking lots and pedestrian areas. They’re too bright for most outdoor areas around the home, though you can use some on the lower end for larger areas of your home.

Medium Tile Lamp

Mid-wattage lights are a popular choice for outdoor lighting because they provide brighter light than lower-wattage lights without being as harsh as higher-wattage lights.

They are usually between 30 and 75 watts. Most home outdoor lights are around 60 watts.

These lights work best in areas where you need bright light but don’t want to blind yourself or your guests. For example, they are great for illuminating paths or illuminating garden beds.

If the lights will be exposed to the elements, be sure to choose lights that are rated for wet locations.

Low Wattage Lamp

Low wattage bulbs use less energy than standard bulbs, saving you money on your electricity bills. These bulbs range in wattage from 4 watts to 15 watts, but anything 40 watts and under is also considered low wattage. The lower the wattage, the dimmer the light.

As a general rule of thumb, 4-watt bulbs are fine for small accent lights, while 15-watt bulbs can provide enough light for a pathway or a set of stairs.

When choosing a light bulb for your landscape, be sure to consider the location of the light fixture as well as the wattage of the bulb. For example, placing a low-wattage light bulb in a fixture that is exposed to the elements can result in a shorter bulb lifespan. Conversely, keeping high-wattage bulbs out of the way will help extend their life.

By considering both wattage and location of your landscape lights, you can create an effective and efficient lighting plan for your yard.


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