Outdoor patio lights are the one thing that will set your patio apart for comfort, leisure, safety, and usability.
If you’re looking to add a little spice to your patio you should look at all the options that are available in patio lighting.
Why settle for the single yellow bug light over in the corner of your patio?
Add some lighting that will make your patio stand out from everyone else’s… a little can go a long way.
Types of Patio Lights
What are the types of outdoor patio lighting available, what should you look for, and how difficult is it to install? Let’s see…
The choices of styles available are many. It truly does depend on your taste in exterior home lighting and your budget.
The styles used most often include:
- Street post lighting
- Hanging outdoor patio lamps
- Globe lights
- Outdoor table lamps
- LED lighting
You might go for a mix and match motif with outdoor string lighting around the perimeter and a brighter set of lights in the areas where the most use will occur.
How easy or difficult your patio lighting is to install will depend on your choice of lighting. If you choose solar lights installation will be a snap.
If you choose a typical electrical light and have no experience with wiring, you may want to consider having an electrician do the wiring for you.
Outdoor Patio Lighting – Points to Consider
A major consideration when choosing any type of yard lights should be cost. As with any outdoor lighting system you can do a nice job and stay within budget, or you can go whole hog and invest a great deal of money in your lighting choice.
Keep in mind though; these two options don’t always give off the illumination you may want. Choose carefully.
Ease of installation is another important concern especially when you’re on a budget. Electricians can be expensive. Again both LED and low-voltage lighting systems lend themselves to ease of installation.
Both can be installed quickly and is usually a DIY project.
When you get into the more elaborate systems your installation cost and convenience will increase.
A word of caution - if you select an exterior home lighting for your patio that requires significant electrical work do not try and save money by doing it yourself. This could result in a far more expensive outcome than hiring an electrician.
Remember choosing to include outdoor patio lighting in your exterior home lighting plan will add a welcome touch to your yard.