When it comes to lighting your home’s exterior, it’s not uncommon to run into frustration regarding what type of lighting is the right fit. After all, every home has its own unique style and appearance, and while one type of lighting style may be ideal for your neighbor’s home, it might not work at all for yours. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique types of outdoor lighting to choose from when outfitting your home’s exterior, many of which are available even to those who are on a tight budget.
Solar lighting is not only a unique way to add illumination to your home’s exterior, but can also save you a great deal of money as a result of its reliance on the sun as a power source. As solar lighting has become far more popular over the course of the past decade, it has also become more readily available and less expensive to implement. Best of all, solar lighting is extremely good for the environment, making your home more “green” than it might otherwise be.
For some people, the main goal of lighting a backyard area is to add a unique mood and feel to it, as opposed to simply providing illumination. Lanterns are ideal for achieving this goal, as they serve as unique conversational pieces. Depending upon the type of lantern you purchase, they can range from affordable (for example, paper lanterns) to moderately priced.
Floodlighting on its own is usually not considered to be unique. When color film is used on the lenses, however, it can become an entirely new entity, providing a sense of mood that is otherwise unachievable. Experiment with a variety of different types of colored lenses in order to find one that works well for you, as one may be more effective than another.