We’ve covered a few of the different types of outdoor lamps, but there are plenty more. They provide both decoration and security for your outdoor spaces, especially near the front door, on the facade, along the driveway and around the terrace. Glowing outdoor lamps are a wonderful way to welcome people to your home.
It’s important to consider materials and finishes when choosing new outdoor lighting. If you live near the ocean, for example, you’ll need lamps that can tolerate the salt in the air.
‘Galvanised’ is a word that you’ll see frequently when you’re looking at outdoor lamps. In the galvanising process iron or steel is coated with a layer of zinc, which prevents corrosion and keeps the metal looking attractive as time passes.
Keep the three Ws in mind: wind, water and weather. You want to make sure that you can enjoy your outdoor lamps for years to come. Don’t forget about intrusion resistance either - represented by the IP code – since outdoor lamps need to withstand rain, snow and everything else the weather will throw at them. You can read more about IP codes here