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What You Need to Know Before Choosing Outdoor Lighting

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Depending on where you live, outdoor lighting may not be something on the top of your homeowner radar. But if you live anywhere near Lancaster, Pa. and are on the outskirts of the city, you know that having outdoor light fixtures can be a big help.

While outdoor lights are great for safety and security, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring to look at. At LanChester Grill & Hearth, we want to help make your outdoor space an oasis any time of day with our gas light options. In today’s post, we’ll go over a few lighting options and help you decide what’s right for you.

Types of Outdoor Lighting Options

Outdoor lighting comes in many styles and often serves several functions. Lighting styles include flood lights, porch lights, deck lighting, landscape lighting, pendant lights, and many more. The outdoor lighting you choose should incorporate your taste and meet your lighting needs.

When we break it down, outdoor lighting such as flood lights and porch lights are mostly used for functional purposes as opposed to aesthetic ones. Also, these light styles tend to only come in electric as opposed to the warmer, more inviting gas lights that we offer here at LanChester.

Here are a few of our favorite outdoor lighting styles.

Wall Mount

Wall-mounted outdoor light fixtures are installable in almost any location. They’re great by entryways or alcove areas that are naturally darker and can add for excellent mood lighting on deck areas.

Pillar Mount

If you have an outdoor kitchen or just a patio area that you like to spend time on, gas-lit pillar mounted lanterns are great to put along fences or perimeters. Not only do these provide ambient lighting, but you can also install enough of them that you can use your outdoor space as a second living area during warmer weather.

Deck Post

When you want to put a taller post in your outdoor area, but want it on a surface other than the ground, your best option is going to be a deck post. Deck posts have mounts on the bottom that you can attach to almost any surface to create a perimeter around some of your favorite outdoor features.

Ground Post

One of the most popular styles of lighting are ground posts. As their name suggests, these posts go directly into the ground and are often seen lining driveways or walking paths.

Consider How the Lighting Affects the Inside of Your Home

Something that a lot of people don’t consider when they install bright flood or dusk-to-dawn lights on their property is how it affects the inside of your home. When you install these bright, electric lights, they may change how illuminated the interior of your home is at night.

Depending on the positioning of new lighting, you may have a bright light shining right on your face while you’re trying to sleep! And nobody wants that.

Luckily, when you go with outdoor gas lighting, your home’s interior won’t have as much light pollution.

Benefits of Choosing Outdoor Gas Lighting

There’s a reason we love natural gas lighting so much at LanChester, and it’s not just because we find it more aesthetically pleasing (although that plays a big part). Don’t get us wrong, modern electric outdoor lighting has its benefits, but here are some of the benefits of installing gas fixtures instead:

  • Fewer Bugs: Do you ever wonder why tiki torches and campfires keep the bugs away? Partly it’s the smoke, but also the color of the light that the flames give off. Specific light frequencies are more attractive to insects, so when you use natural gas lanterns, you’re likely to attract fewer bugs!
  • More Reliable: When the power goes out, so do all of your lights. But when you have gas-powered outdoor lighting, that’s not the case. You can feel just a little safer knowing that your home will still have light outside, even if nothing else in your home is working.
  • More Attractive: We’ve already mentioned this, but gas lights with their flames tend to be much more attractive. The warm glow of the fire is more inviting than the bright white light of an LED lightbulb.

Ready to Purchase the Perfect Outdoor Lighting?

If you’re convinced outdoor gas torches or lanterns are the next investment for your home, give LanChester Grill & Hearth a call. Our selection of gas torches provide the perfect amount of atmosphere without any maintenance or refilling. Contact us online and see how we can enhance your deck, patio, or pool area with outdoor lighting!