The term “curb appeal” is used to denote the attractiveness or allure of the exterior parts of a residential or commercial property. Don’t forget to enhance the evening curb appeal of your home. One of the things that you can do is to improve the exterior lighting. Simply adding a series of low voltage lighting along the sidewalk or driveway can make your home look more appealing. You can also make your home look more beautiful and secure even at night if you put a decorative light fixture in the front porch.
Different Types Of Exterior Lighting
New technologies and many different types of outdoor lighting products make it easy to create lighting zones. Different areas of the landscape can be lit independently– to highlight a special tree or to cast brighter light on the grill in the outdoor kitchen, while keeping the patio lighting softer and more suitable for conversation.
In fact, lighting designers typically use four main kinds of outdoor lighting to get exactly the effect they want:
- Uplighting: fixtures aimed upward for accent and drama
- Downlighting: safety-oriented; used to illuminate large areas or define a pathway
- Zonal lighting: highlighting individual objects and plants
- Moonlighting: a natural effect, evoking light cast by a full moon. Fixtures are often mounted in trees; mix of uplighting and downlighting.
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