If you’re looking for outdoor lighting that is a bit out of the ordinary, there are a wide variety of specialty lighting designs available. These designs add a unique accent to a home’s exterior for decorative, safety and security issues. However, with so many options, we understand if it can be a little overwhelming picking the right outdoor specialty lights for your home. To make the process easier for you, the team at The Perfect Light has come up with a list of popular outdoor specialty lighting trends, so you can find the right designs for your home!
1. Color-Changing Underwater Lights
In Texas, many of us have pools. And pools need lights for safety purposes as well as décor. Use this summer to revamp your pool lighting using color changing underwater lights. Underwater lights can add dimension to your pool in addition to making night swims safe and fun for you. Plus, a lot of these lights are remote controlled or can be controlled using a smart device so you can set a personalized lighting schedule.
2. Lantern String Lights
No matter the time of the year, string lights never seem to go out of style. Whether it’s Christmas lights, festoon lights or small twinkle lights hidden away in the trees, string lights will always make your landscape more inviting. One of the more popular options for string lights are lantern designs. Each bulb is encased in a mini lantern-shaped fixture, offering a unique disbursement of light. You can even get paper lantern string lights with small LED bulbs encased in beautiful globe-like paper lanterns. Try out lantern string lights if you’re looking to add a more festive, decorative touch to your garden or yard.
3. Eco-Friendly Lighting
A lot of people are opting to go green by choosing eco-friendly lighting options. Here are some ways you can go green with your lighting!
- Use LED Lights
LED lights are great if you are trying to save energy and bring down your electricity bill. While LED bulbs can be a little more on the expensive side, they typically use 25-80 % les energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. According to the Department of Energy, LEDs can also last 3-25 times longer.
- Try Solar Lights
Use solar lights for some of your outdoor lights. Solar lighting requires no cables, wires, and turns on as soon as the sun goes down. However, with so many options, take some time to go through our Solar Light Buyer’s Guide to help you decide what kinds of solar lights work for you.
- Use Lights Made from Recycled Materials
By using lights made from recyclable materials (or even making these lights) you are reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and polluting less. If you can’t find lamps, fixtures and lights made from recycled materials, you can take the DIY route. Try out a summer project by making lamps, pendants and fixtures using your creativity and the recyclable materials you find in your home!
4. Bug Lights
Summer brings a lot of great things with it. But it also brings some not-so-great things with it, like bugs. If you find yourself getting frustrated by the number of mosquitos and bugs that bother you the moment you step outside, use a yellow bug light! A bug light won’t necessarily zap a bug, it will just make your outdoor lights less visible to bugs and will attract fewer of them.
Now that you know about these popular outdoor specialty lighting trends, go experiment and find what works for you! Outdoor lighting is our specialty and we aim to provide the best service to cater to your outdoor lighting needs whether it’s landscape, event or Christmas lighting. Get in touch with the professionals at The Perfect Light by calling us today at 972-304-3330 or fill out a service request form on our website!