When selecting outdoor lamps, it is important to consider where you need light, and what purpose the light must serve. The many types of outdoor lamps include lamps for the front door, the building facade, driveway, garage, shed, garden, terrace and balcony. Here is a guide to where you can place the different lamp types and what is important to consider.
Placement of outdoor lights:
A good light is important for finding your way by the front door, is welcoming for your guests and increases the feeling of security when you need to let yourself in or find the stairs in the darker hours of the day. For example, pick one - or two - wall lights to mount next to the door, or position an outdoor plafond lamp above the front door.
The aesthetic element, with regard to outdoor lighting, can be supported by wall lights on the building facade. These come in several forms and with many features that make it possible to create a certain mood. Here, you can distinguish between functional and decorative lighting, as well as play with both upward and downward light - e.g. wall lamps with patterned light diffusers or spike lights that throw light up against the facade.
It is important to light the way to the house, so that it looks inviting and guides you in safely. Wall lamps can be placed along the driveway, if you have a wall or a fence here. Inground spots can be mounted in the pavement or gravel, if you have a narrow driveway. If, however, you have more space and a broader driveway, garden lights can be mounted in flower beds or along the driveway. This creates a beautiful and complete look that is guiding and welcoming from the driveway.
You can also benefit from using portable lamps on the terrace, such as our Sponge series, which is available as both a table lamp, pendant and flower bed lamp.
Sponge is easy to move around, as it is battery powered with a durability of up to five hours at full power, and even longer if the light is turned down to a cosy lighting. The battery is easily charged with the included Micro USB cable.
Create a cosy ambience with cordless battery powered lamps that can be moved around and placed wherever you want. The rechargeable battery lamps have a durability of up to five hours at full power and even longer if turned down to a cosy lighting.
The lamps are also available with legs in different heights, so you can create the exact look you desire. Another easy but effectful solution for the balcony is to use string lights and wrap them around the railing or hang them decoratively on the wall.
Here, it is important to be able to find your way around and have good working lighting. Spots, work fixtures or outdoor plafond lamps can be mounted in the ceiling of the garage, the carport or the shed, where wall lights can be placed outside on the garage wall. We advise the use of the same wall lights as on the building facade to create a coherent look.
It is advantageous to use outdoor lights in the garden in order to make it more safe to venture out there during the darker hours. Mounting lamps with downward-facing lights is optimal so that you can see where you step, whether it is slippery etc.
Wall lamps along walls or fencing and inground spots along flower beds or paths are also an option, depending on what lighting effect you want.
Choose several garden lamps over a single powerful one, which can seem like a spotlight.