Outdoor light fixtures serve a dual purpose of both lightening the surroundings of a building, also aesthetically; the beauty of an apartment could be further enhanced by the choice of outdoor light fixtures. It is important to bear in mind the two functions of lighting and beauty in choosing the right kind of outdoor light fixtures. Moreover, a third important factor to consider while shopping for the right type of outdoor light fixtures is power consumption. You definitely will want to choose a power saver lighting that will not skyrocket your power bills.
Outdoor lighting fixtures are basically installed in three divers’ ways around the building depending on the provision made from the electrical design of the apartment itself. There are those that are installed right on outer walls of the building, this is the most common type of design in most buildings. The second class is the type that is installed as standalone within the courtyard and walkways, while the third is installed on the fence of the building. It is important to note that fixtures installed within courtyard would likely be for apartments that have considerable space between building and enclosing fence or street as the case may be. Obviously, outdoor lighting fixtures installed on fence will be for buildings that are fenced.
One of the things to consider on the choice of outdoor light fixtures is the color of the fixture. There is no hard fast rule about colors but one should put into consideration the color of the building itself. The color of the fixture should contrast the color of the building so that the installed fixtures can standout even when the lightings are not powered on. The contrast will add to the beauty of the building.
Outdoor light fixtures for walls are of basically two types. The ones that flush closely to the wall and ones that protrude from the wall, normally at an angle 90 degrees. These two offer varying lighting intensity and beauty, the choice is yours. There are myriads of designs to choose from while shopping.
The last aspect to consider is the type of light that the fixture offers, the intensity, glare, light color and power consumption. Outdoor lighting is usually left on for a relatively longer time, so it is important to choose the outdoor light fixtures that will not skyrocket the operating cost. Too much light is bad lighting, it causes glare and does impair visual adaptations. The trend nowadays is towards white led powered lighting. You may want to consider those while shopping for outdoor light fixtures.