Get Outdoor Spaces Summer-Ready

Progress Lighting explains how the proper lighting for outdoor spaces this summer serves a large part in an outdoor living space’s style, use and safety.

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It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is right around the corner. It's time to get your outdoor spaces summer-ready with light fixtures to make your home shine. Outdoor living is a huge trend, with more homeowners enhancing their outdoor spaces with kitchens, fire pits and fireplaces, and stylish lighting. The proper lighting plays a large part in an outdoor space's style, use, and even safety.

Add a Wow Factor with Stylish Light Fixtures

Outdoor lighting highlights key features and amenities, such as a fireplace, entertaining space, or cooking area. Available in varying sizes, styles and finish options, lighting serves as a great addition to many environments. New styles include outdoor island lights, chandeliers and pendants that add a "wow" factor to outdoor entertaining areas.

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Ceiling fans provide high style, air circulation and illumination. The trend is toward installing bigger fans in smaller outdoor settings to help spread the airflow over a wider area while also providing a dramatic design statement. In addition, new materials, like ABS plastic which allows ceiling fan designers to create beautifully shaped fan blades, means fans are more stylish than ever.

Enhance Safety with Path and Step Lights

Path Lights ground-mounted fixturesFalls in the dark are always a risk. Path lighting helps guests navigate safely through the different parts of your yard while enhancing the aesthetics of outdoor spaces. Path Lights are ground-mounted fixtures that provide charming and functional lighting along a pathway. Stagger pathway lights about 6 to 8 feet apart to offer enough light to see while walking.

Step and wall lighting highlights the decorative features of a stairway or garden wall while making your yard safer. Step/Wall Lights are installed in stairs to provide safety and create a visually beautiful element to the landscape design. Place step lights in the vertical part of the step (the riser). They can also be placed in stairway rails, deck walls, and the building walls themselves.

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Use post lights to accent your home’s exterior by day and provide beautiful and safe illumination at night. Post mount lights are lantern-style, and there are many beautiful designs available to in styles including Contemporary, traditional, coastal, modern farmhouse, and more. Remember that the fixture, the pole, and the adaptor base are sold separately.

Outdoor Lighting Safety Ratings

When selecting and installing outdoor lighting and fans, building safety codes require that lighting has the correct UL approval rating, depending on where they are installed. A damp location rating means the fan or light can be used in outdoor covered areas where water may be present. A wet location rating is necessary for lighting and fans that are used in uncovered outdoor areas where water is present.

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