House and garden: street lighting

When evening darkness approaches the suburban area, you involuntarily remember that street lighting is not at all an extra device.

Street lights in this case are a good solution. They will not only decorate your space in front of the house, but also perform the function of lighting. You don't have to run into a garden cart, stumble over a shovel thrown on the path and step on your own cat's tail.

Imagine a gazebo near the house, guests have arrived, late evening, a fading barbecue fire, a leisurely conversation to quiet music, warm and romantic light from country lights. When everyone has dispersed, the lighting for the country house will continue to work. You may well implement the function of simulating the presence of the owners. Lanterns can be turned on sporadically, for half an hour a day, and the equipment (attachment) for implementing such a solution is quite inexpensive.

Each owner of his own house with a plot has his own criteria for selecting lighting:

  • safety
  • functionality
  • aesthetics
  • price
  • durability

Lighting the site around the perimeter will favorably emphasize the geometry of its borders, if there is not enough money for this yet, install lamps and lampposts in the most functional and especially significant areas for you: near paths, a well, a greenhouse, a gate, an entrance to the house.
Street lighting should be designed for outdoor use: lamps, junction boxes, searchlights, outdoor switches are reliably protected from external influences of moisture and dust. This is especially true for spaces with increased moisture: pools, ponds, drain gutters and more.

Luminaires for lighting a country house should be chosen economical. Today it is LED designs. In addition, incandescent lamps may not perform well in conditions of strong temperature changes.

A country house is a zone of special responsibility of the owner. Make sure that children playing in the area do not accidentally get electrocuted. Of course, the choice of low-voltage lamps in this case is optimal. 24 volts is the most suitable voltage level for street lights.
It is good to foresee the scheme of switching electrical networks on the territory in advance - even at the level of designing the main buildings. One tip for lighting placement is this: wait until dark, grab an electrical extension cord a few dozen meters…go around an area with several types of pre-purchased lights. Evaluate: how everything looks from the side and directly on the spot - flower beds, trees, bushes, a fountain. This will allow you to implement the most attractive options. Experiment with the angle of delivery and application of light. Get rid of stereotypes. Something can be illuminated from above, something from the side at an angle of 90 or 45 degrees. Architectural lighting of the object can be a great solution. The lower illumination of the house from the outside is used in all major cities of the country and the world. Try it for yourself!
Take a photo and video of the site, consultants will be able to plant in your soul the most unexpected, individual and therefore optimal solutions.

Lighting a suburban area can be a very creative activity. If you want to surprise yourself and loved ones - try it. Stone, wood, concrete, plywood: the materials are simple, but in combination with electric light they can look very elegant and noble. Don't forget about solar energy. Lamps on solar batteries are not only interesting, they allow you to do without wires, they can be quickly installed and removed, and maintenance is minimal.

We hope that our advice has helped you in some way.

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