Exterior Wall Lighting
Exterior wall lighting can be used for quite a few purposes, although the most important reasons are security
and safety. This kind of exterior wall lighting often comes in the form of floodlights that are regulated by PIR
(passive infra red) lights or movement sensors. Security exterior wall lighting is the most effective way of
deterring burglars at night. The sensors keep this kind of exterior wall lighting switched off until it is
activated which saves on your electricity bills.
Exterior Wall Lighting
Exterior wall lighting has several uses. It can be used to deter intruders and thieves at night; it can be used
to improve the safety of anyone walking around your garden in poor light and it can be used to enhance and show off
the beauty of your garden features
Exterior wall lighting for safety purposes again comes in several forms. There is the light that you put on at
night by all your exterior doors so that you can see who is at the door before you open it. This exterior wall
lighting often comes in the form of a lantern and sometimes has a blue bulb to dim the light. Lighting the exterior
doors at night is a vital aspect of night time security.
The next most important form of external lighting security is the floodlight that is regulated by sensors. The
first sensor has overall control of the lamp. In effect in switches the other sensor on and off. It is a light
sensor, so it prevents the floodlight from being activated during the day when it would be virtually useless. The
second sensor is either a movement or a heat sensor, which will switch the lamp on when it detects the movement or
body heat of anything.
This can be a problem because this form of exterior wall lighting can pick up cats, dogs and foxes and sometimes
even owls. Luckily the sensitivity can be turned down so that it only reacts to large animals like humans (and
bears). These lights should be mounted high on a wall or the roof to prevent burglars tampering with them.
The second aspect of exterior wall lighting is for the safety of people authorized to be walking around your
garden at night. It is very handy for illuminating garden paths or obstacles in the garden. This type of lighting
can also come with a sensor. Solar powered exterior wall lighting will be switched off during the day in the same
way as the security lighting, but in the case of the safety solar powered lighting, the sensor will switch the
light off and the solar powered battery charger on in the day time and vice versa at night. One day time charge
will normally be enough to keep a low powered light burning all night.
In conclusion, there is the visual comfort lighting or accent lighting. Accent lighting is used to show off
garden features such as the pool, the pond or a particularly striking bed of flowers, a bush or a tree. This
exterior wall lighting can also be solar powered in the same way as the safety lighting thereby saving installation
and running costs.