Blue skies, warm sun, blooming flowers, and longer days are all just a few signs that Spring is finally here and Summer is just around the corner. With the weather turning, there’s no better place to be than on your porch after a long day’s work or on the back patio with friends for a weekend get-together. Not only does the weather make these nights perfect, but it’s the lighting that really sets the mood.
Outdoor lighting is one of the easiest ways to add beauty and character to your home. For it being it being easy, there are many different options of lighting to choose from that make the task more difficult than it needs to be. Let’s look at some of the outdoor lighting trends for 2018 to help you decide the rights lights for the exterior of your home:
Subtle Wall Lights
On those clear night skies, all you want to do is gaze up at the bright stars. The upward shine of lights can sometimes screen the stars from view, which is why subtle wall lights where the light points downward are in this year. The subtle wall lights not only give you a better view of the sky, but also give your home an elegant and chic look.
Traditionally, white lights were the only option as far as outdoor lighting décor. Today, color filters can be used to bring out warmth or create a cool tone – highlighting certain areas of your lawn or drawing attention to seating areas.
Small lights bunched together and hidden in accent areas around your patio can add depth and help highlight those landscape features you’ve spent a bit of time and money on.
Large and Bold Feature Lights
For your covered front porch or around your backyard, large and bold feature lights are in. These lights are not only the centerpiece, but can also be quite the conversation starters.
Pendant lights are popular this year and provide a beautiful soft illumination for over your garden or table.
Environmentally Friendly Lights
It’s no surprise that environmentally friendly lights make this year’s lighting trends. LED lights not only help reduce the cost of your energy bill, but also have a much longer life. Solar powered lights are also up and coming for those homeowners interested in natural resources.
Choosing the right outdoor lights for your home doesn’t have to be difficult. R.A. Lee Electric, the Michigan-based electrical contracting company, offers unique and beautifully-made Kichler light fixtures. For more information on outdoor lighting ideas or to have your outdoor lights installed, give R.A. Lee Electric a call at (248) 332-8100.
Set up an appointment to have R.A. Lee Electric come out and install your outdoor light fixtures. Give us a call at (248) 332.8100.
This month’s featured job is a beautiful 15,000-square foot home up in Traverse City. Scott is the head guy on the job with Aaron as the apprentice. When finished, the entire home will have LED lighting throughout and will be complete with a 100kw standby generator.
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