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Front Porch Lighting Possibilities

If you’ve ever been driving at night, you know the welcoming feeling of spotting the lights of a distant approaching town. Do you feel like your home becomes a dark hole at night? This not only limits the use of your front porch, but also presents a safety concern. The lighting in front of your house actually serves multiple purposes. A well-lit porch will light your way, deter intruders, and positively highlight the front of your home.

As with all lighting fixtures today, there are multiple designs, finishes, and colors to choose from. For decorative purposes, you want to select fixtures that look attractive during daylight hours as well as at night. You also want to look for durability and energy efficiency.

  • Wall lanterns mount flush like a wall sconce.
  • Post mounted lanterns can line a pathway or be mounted on the railing of the porch.
  • Hanging lanterns can hang from posts, or can be suspended from above.
  • Outdoor lamps, just as interior lamps, work well on your porch furniture.
  • Security lights have motion sensors to alert you to intruders and deter them from entering your property.
  • Chandeliers are similar to interior chandeliers, but are specially designed for exterior use.
  • Ceiling mounted lights are much the same as wall lanterns, but these mount on the ceiling. They can also include recessed light cans.
  • Deck lighting is designed to mount on your deck posts.

You can always place lighting along your front pathway leading up to your entrance. Well placed landscape lights can be very attractive and work to highlight your plants and walkways. Many of these lights are powered by solar power, and will cost you virtually nothing to operate.

Sometimes with the overwhelming task of planning your renovation project, installing adequate lighting is overlooked. There is no need for concern, you can always go back at any point and install or change the lighting. A professional electrician will have no problem running your wiring wherever it needs to go. Request free estimates today to bring some light to your home.

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