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Outdoor Patio Lighting for a Modern Home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2015 01:01 AM
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by ESLTeam last modified Aug 18, 2015

Drinking an ice cold lemonade or gazing at the night sky are both excellent ways to enjoy your outdoor space. Outdoor patio lighting is key to enjoying the outdoors long after the sun's gone down. There are so many choices when it comes to modern outdoor lighting . Some options are pendant or ceiling lights, step lights, deck lights and spotlights. All of these types of lights help extend your living space outdoors into the wee hours. Outdoor pendant lighting does double duty - it's both decorative and functional. Pendants can help set the mood as well as provide both ambient and task lighting. Place these lights on a dimmer switch so you can adjust the light level depending on what you're doing. Ceiling lights designed for outdoor use are great for casting an ambient glow in your outdoor space. Outdoor wall lights are perfect for lighting your outdoor areas whether or not you have a roof or overhang. They work especially well for lighting outdoor kitchens so you can make sure your steak is medium rare and not well-done! Of course safety becomes a concern once it gets dark out. Stairs can be particularly hazardous and step-lighting helps prevent any stair-related injuries while being pleasing to the eye. LED strip lights are another option to light up a staircase - in the image above strip lights are used to illuminate the stair risers. Deck lighting is just as important as step-lighting when it comes to safety. It can be used to delineate the edge of the deck so neither you nor your guests take a tumble. Deck lighting can also be used to highlight a railing. Spot lights are great for highlighting areas of interest like architecture and landscaping. In the image above, spot lights are used as wall-washers to highlight the brick wall behind the outdoor fireplace. Outdoor patio lighting comes in a wide variety of styles, sizes and finishes that will work with any design. For the energy conscious there are many LED outdoor lighting choices available. Image Sources:  Secret Gardens ; Longiewicz/Charkiewicz Architects ; Remodelista ; decoist ; dSPACE STUDIO ; homedesignlover ; Marie Claire Maison






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