Lighting is an important part of outdoor living and wall lighting can enhance the exterior décor of any building. The types of wall lighting available are varied and it is helpful to know what is available. It is important that outdoor wall lighting adheres to outdoor regulations and guidelines which are very specific to ensure weather and safety precautions.
Among the outdoor wall lighting available is a black wall light which is a black polycarbonate semi-circular outdoor wall light with an opaque white diffuser. Brickl lights are available in assorted colors which are brick-shaped and usually made with die cast aluminum with tempered glass.
There are twin wall lights which provide upward and downward lighting and use energy efficient lamps to prolong life and save money. These are usually cast aluminum with lenses made of glass.
There are up / down wall-mounted two spots usually made of diecast aluminum. One of the most popular outdoor wall lights is the up-light wall lantern. These are traditionally black but are available in other colors and various metals.
Floodlights are very beneficial for illuminating large spaces such as driveways, back yards and parking lots. They are also very good for enhancing a feature that you wish to draw attention to such as a landscaped wall, a particularly distinct plant or a water feature. For security and safety a good feature to have with floodlighting is motion sensors which will automatically turn on if anyone approaches.
Low voltage lighting systems for outside walls are easily and safely installed by the homeowner with no special tools required. This typically consist of a transformer which is then plugged into a wall outlet and steps from the 110 volt current from this outlet down to a relatively safe low voltage of 12 volts or so. This current is then passed through a low voltage cable to light fixtures that are located along the exterior of your home.
The overall effect of the lighting will be the most important decision to be made to ensure you are happy with your outdoor lighting. The hottest new trend is to use energy efficient bulbs. The use of functional outdoor lighting extends the home living space for large parts of the year and enables an extension for eating, entertaining and sports after dark. Outdoor wall lighting can be the most useful addition to your outdoor space and bring advantages you will only appreciate as you put them to use in the garden of your home.