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Outdoor lighting provides safety and security to your home. A well-designed lighting plan can also make a dramatic change to your landscape - without a dramatic change to your budget.
You should plan your solar landscape lighting based on serveral factors. First, select a focal point or main element around which to build your ligthing plan. Elements to consider are large trees, the main entrance, a front walk way or a specially-landscaped portion of your yard. Look for a dark spot in corners and behind large bushes, and for potentially hazardous steps and curbs. Light up there areas for safety and security. In high-maintenance areas, be sure to select the proper ligthing, otherwise lawnmowers, power trimmers and other equipment can destroy your lights.
Your decision to buy a solar light should be based on your specific outdoor lighting requirements and the lighting effect you wish to achieve. The following points should be kept in mind while buying outdoor solar lights.
The number of lights used and the distance placed between them greatly changes the overall lighting effect. Generally, it is better to use fewer lights, placed closer together, (approximatly within 10 feet of each other) than to use many lights, scattered too far apart.
Choose verdigris and black for fixtures that you want to blend in with surrounding foliage. For fixtures with higher visibility, choose styles and color that best complement your home's extrior design and landscape theme.
To make choosing a little simpler, first ask yourself which type of light will be your best for your outdoor setting.
Here are some outdoor lighting effects that'll help you choose your perfect solar outdoor lighting.
With little effort, you can use the right solar outdoor lighting to bring out the colors and shadows of foliage and the many textures your landscaping has to offer.
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