Well-executed front door lighting can revolutionize your entryway.
It can give your home a totally new look in the evening, brightening the entrance to your home and successfully welcoming guests. It also provides a sense of security, shedding some much-needed light on your entryway.
However, there are several things to consider when choosing what type of lighting is best for your front door.
LED, or not?
In the realm of light bulbs, everyone’s talking about LEDS. The bulbs are energy- and cost-efficient, and while they cost more upfront, they pay off in the long run.
You’ll need to consider this question when you’re looking into front door lighting: LED bulbs, or not? If you use the bulbs often, then LED may be worthwhile. But if you’re concerned about color warmth (LEDs are sometimes lighter than incandescent) then consider your options.
What about a porch that’s exposed to the seasons?
You can expect rain, sleet, snow, or wind, and unsurprisingly, that affects your lights. So, think about exposure: if your porch is covered, then damp-rated is a better option; if it’s not, wet-rated is a must.
Size, and quantity
Ultimately, you’ll have to decide, too, not just how many lights you’ll need, but also, how big they are. This all comes down to the surface area. If it’s a larger porch, you may want a few lights, or extended ones. If it’s a small porch, you can minimize your brightness, and really make just one light the center of attention.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready to outfit your home with the perfect front door lighting. At Illuminations USA, we offer a wide range of lighting that can accommodate any of your outdoor needs. Contact us today to learn more!