Lights outside of a home or a business serve two very different but related purposes. Their primary purpose is to provide a bright, clear light to increase visibility. Their secondary purpose is to add to the look of the exterior of the building both when the lights are on as well as during the day.
Finding the right type of outdoor light fixtures to meet these two requirements, the style of the light and level of illumination required, shouldn’t be difficult. However, taking the time to look at the options, compare features and to consider how and where the lights are to be placed will be important.
There are some differences in choosing lighting for a business or a residential property. In general, businesses tend to use the larger, brighter LED wall packs for their outdoor light fixtures. Both residential properties and commercial properties use floodlights and wall mount lights that provide lighting over doors, along walls or structures or for easy visibility around doorways.
The Style Factor
While outdoor light fixtures need to match the style and design of the building, don’t let the design of the fixture impact the quality of light required. For example, wall mount lights need to direct the light both out and down. Wall packs should direct the light down but not out.
Floodlights are typically more concealed outdoor light fixtures, but they are ideal for illuminating large spaces. Smaller models can be effectively used for uplighting or downlighting to add to landscaping or to increase visibility around the exterior of the building.
Amount of Light
The ability to focus or direct the beam of light where needed is often more important than the actual amount of light. By choosing LED fixtures for the exterior of the building you can have brighter, clearer and more natural looking light with high levels of energy efficiency and low maintenance requirements.
Take the time to look at different options and consider your lighting needs. Don’t forget to check out online sellers as they often offer a wider range of styles than local hardware or building supply stores provide.