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Lighting in the garden: choosing the right street lamps

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Lighting in the garden: choosing the right street lamps

Types of Outdoor Lamps: From Classic to Modern

The choice of garden lamp posts varies widely, offering options from classic to modern. Traditional garden lampposts, often made of wrought iron, are ideal for illuminating large areas of the garden, providing an effective beam of light. For a more contemporary approach, outdoor bollards, approximately 40 centimeters high and equipped with generally LED lamps, offer a modern design and are particularly suitable for highlighting vegetation or the entrance path.

Alternatively, for those who prefer less visible but equally effective lighting, floor lamps represent an ideal solution. These, available in various shapes such as square or cylindrical, are integrated directly into the ground creating a soft and minimally invasive effect.

Materials and Durability: Choose based on climate and style

The materials of garden lamp posts are important for both aesthetics and durability. Materials such as iron, plastic, aluminum, brass, cast iron, and even terracotta or wood are available. Each material offers specific advantages in terms of strength and style. For example, wrought iron garden lights are known for their sturdiness and durability, while plastic ones are cheap but less durable. It is important to consider the climate of the garden to choose materials resistant to bad weather and corrosion, thus ensuring a long life of the chosen street lamps.

LED Lighting and Energy Saving: Versatility and Sustainability

LED lighting offers numerous benefits, including energy savings and less maintenance. These lamps develop little heat and do not overheat, reducing the attraction of insects and protecting vegetation. Furthermore, with the wide range of color temperatures available, you can choose between warm, natural or cool light to create the desired atmosphere. LEDs are also more eco-friendly, with a significantly longer lifespan than traditional bulbs, reducing waste and environmental impact.

Installation and Maintenance: Tips for an Informed Choice

The installation and maintenance of garden lamps are fundamental aspects to consider. It is important to check the IP classification of each street lamp to ensure adequate resistance to bad weather, dust and salt. Furthermore, it is advisable to rely on reliable retailers who offer adequate guarantees, since saving money immediately may not be convenient in the long term. Garden lamps of lower quality could rust or fail quickly, leading to additional costs for their replacement.

Creating an Aesthetic Environment: Lighting as a Design Element

Lighting plays a key role in the aesthetic appearance of the garden. The objective is to create a scenographic effect that enhances the green space, especially at night. It is important to concentrate the lighting in the most frequented areas, such as relaxation areas or convivial activities, using street lamps and LED lamps that adapt to the characteristics of the garden. The choice of lighting must be functional but also aesthetically pleasing, with lamps that integrate harmoniously into the external environment, helping to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

Attention to detail in every aspect of your lighting choice can make a difference to the overall garden experience. The strategic arrangement of lights can highlight architectural features, paths or specific green areas, increasing the functionality and aesthetics of the garden. The use of dimmable or app-controlled lights offers further possibilities to customize the atmosphere to suit the occasion or personal preferences. Finally, choosing the right lighting for your garden isn't just about functionality or safety; it is also an expression of personal taste and a way to enhance the visual and sensory experience of outdoor space.

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