Did you know that October is National Outdoor Lighting Month? Founded in 2013, this annual event aims to increase homeowner’s awareness of how outdoor lighting increases the safety and security of properties. This year, National Outdoor Lighting Month is providing homeowners with tips and tricks to make the holiday season and special events bright with light!
Some of our favorite festive and holiday lighting techniques and installations are highlighted in a free download available on NationalOutdoorLightingMonth.com.
No lighting is more synonymous with holiday lighting than string lights. The Richmond area shines during the holidays largely due to string lights. As lighting technology continues to improve, however, string lights can be used well beyond the holiday season. More and more homeowners are looking to string lights as a way to illuminate their back decks and patios.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we’ve installed high-quality outdoor string lights in backyards like the one pictured here as a lighting technique that’s effective and whimsical. They have been hung over spaces or around railings, whatever it is that you prefer.
A newer outdoor Christmas lighting installation is what we call Starry Lights. It gives the illusion of hundred of lights in a tree or on a surface without the work. String lights, for instance, take time to hang. That’s not the case with Starry Lights; instead, a small fixture is placed in front of whatever it is you’d like to illuminate. The fixture shoots hundreds of small LED lighting bursts to the surface as seen in this picture. Isn’t it lovely?
Starry Lights isn’t just for Christmas, though. It’s perfect for outdoor parties or barbecues all year along. Compared to traditional decorative lighting, it is much more energy efficient and easier to use. All you have to do it plug it in and shoot!
When it comes to outside Christmas lights, it’s our recommendation that you plan early. It may only be October, but if you want to ensure that you have the perfect lighting display this season, make sure you get everything you need now while supplies are vast.
Have a great National Outdoor Lighting Month and as always, we’re here to answer any lighting questions you have!