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Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Five Unique Ideas for Nautical Outdoor Lighting
Topic: Lighting
The outdoors of your home isn’t just a space that visitors notice from far away. The many spots like the patio, porch etc. are also ideal hangouts for entertainment and relaxation. Proper outdoor lighting ( ) can not only brighten up these spaces but also set the mood right while imparting a warm and homely feel. Nautical lights are a great choice for outdoor spaces in homes. Here are five unique ways in which you can use them in the exterior parts of your abode.

Convoy light sconces flanking garage doors

The elongated convoy lights with metal cages and hanging metal accents remind you of a seafaring adventure and are an ideal choice for ambient lighting in an outdoor spot like the garage. Convoy lights are commonly used as wall sconces and can be set flanking garage doors to illuminate the entry to this storage space.

Bulkhead light at the entry way

The circular bulkhead lights cast a subdued glow in outdoor spaces and are an apt choice for illuminating the entryway to your house. These ship-inspired lights feature metal grids set over hemispherical glass shades that house incandescent bulbs within. are available in a choice of light and dark finishes to suit different exterior color schemes. While lampshades in clear glass exude a bright glow, those in etched glass lend a frosted feel. Use nautical bulkhead lights as a pair, on each side of the door, or as a single large light directly above the entry.

Cargo light pendants in the patio

Cargo lights in warm metallic finishes command attention in any setting. Their conical design makes them a great choice for hanging needs as they can be suspended using cables or chains to illuminate covered outdoor spaces like the patio. Large cargo light pendants, when hung in such outdoor areas, provide sufficient general or ambient lighting that illuminate everything in its vicinity. These fixtures can also be hung low, directly over a seating spot in the patio, for focused lighting needs.

Onion light post mounts for the driveway

The electric version of the globulus lamps that once protected whale oil flames in ships are now a hot favorite for nautical outdoor lighting. Newer designs of the portable lamps retain features like the metal loops and cages for aesthetic purposes, while some others drop these features altogether. Onion lights can be set atop posts to illuminate long driveways, walkways, gardens, and even boundary walls. They are available in a choice of clear, etched, or colored glass shades to add beauty and a riveting coastal cottage charm to outdoor areas.

Brass anchor lanterns by the poolside

Brass anchor lanterns are yet another class of light fixtures that bring home the nautical feel. Warm metal combined with incandescent light bulbs and clear or seeded glass adds a nautical touch to outdoor spaces ( www.Crescentharbor.Com/ ) irrespective of the locale. These lamps are perfect for poolside illumination as either post mounts or boundary lights. Their mild, fuzzy glow lends a relaxed feel as you take a dip in the water after a tiring workday.

Posted by brucem231 at 7:23 AM EDT

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