Outdoor Bright Walkway Lighting
If you are looking for an outdoor home improvement project, consider investing in outdoor walkway lighting. Walkway lighting is important in making the path visible at night. Apart from illuminating them, the lighting helps give the entire section an elegant look, and amplify exterior beauty. There are two basic categories of walkway lighting commonly installed in residential gardens. These are mains and solar powered fittings. The choice of which to install is largely a matter of personal preference as both feature distinct benefits. Mains powered light fittings may either draw power directly from the grid or be powered by low voltage step-down transformers. The second variant is by far the most popular as it is much safer to have low amperage 12 volt direct current (DC) power cables meandering through the garden than high tension cables. Low voltage fittings are also smaller, the lamps draw a fraction of the power, and any shorts on the fittings will not blow fuses or trip the power.
The most popular types of walkway lighting fittings are bollard and footlight fittings. Bollard light fittings situate the lamp on top of a short pole or column which places the light source above the path level, thereby giving excellent light coverage. Footlight types are either built into the path surround or bull nose or may be situated a short way from the walkway edge. With either option, walkway lighting adds considerable appeal to a garden at night as well as preventing family or friends from taking a embarrassing pitch into the petunias.