Outdoor spaces such as patios and gardens are often the best place to relax during pleasant summer evenings. But creating a relaxing outdoor area starts with creating the right ambience for your space with outdoor lighting. At TCA Electric, our experienced North Vancouver electricians have installed many outdoor lighting systems over the years, and we’re always up to date on the latest trends. So today, we’re sharing our expertise to help you find the right outdoor lighting for a beautiful, inviting outdoor space that you, your family, and your friends will love. Let’s get started!
A full colour spectrum
White lights are incredibly versatile, but they’ve become less popular in recent years as homeowners have begun using different kinds of coloured lights for their outdoor spaces. Colour filters of all shades can provide a lovely complement to sidings and paint, or they can be used to highlight landscaping and lawn décor. The right shade of light can also do wonders for drawing attention to the beautiful flowers and plants you spent so much time doting on in the spring!
All fixtures, great and small
Small lights have gained a lot of traction in 2019, as any North Vancouver electrician can tell you. Many homeowners are opting to use collections of small lights that amass to create a sparkling and almost magical effect. Tiny lights can be hidden away in plants to create a twinkling glow, or they can be used to line paths.
On the other end of the size spectrum, large statement lights are also in vogue. These bold features can make for a stunning focal point in any outdoor setting, providing a wonderful conversation piece for outdoor gatherings.
Eco-lighting with LEDs
While not a recent trend, LED fixtures remain very popular in general, and this holds true for outdoor lighting as well. Any experienced North Vancouver electrician will have installed thousands of these lights throughout outdoor patios and even within walkways. LED lights can also illuminate stairways and keeping these areas from being treacherous to walk through at night. LEDs are highly favoured both due to their efficiency and durability – generally, these kinds of bulbs can function for as many as 100,000 hours. Besides LEDs, solar lights are growing in popularity as well. These fixtures are usually smaller, but they make for great options to light sidewalks or to use within pieces of yard décor. You’ll often see them in lawn ornaments that are colourful during the day and glow during the evening. It’s hard to go wrong with eco-friendly lighting, so be sure to ask your electrician about the latest options available in North Vancouver.
Lanterns Still Timeless
Lanterns are also not new, but they’ve been a favourite for outdoor lighting for years. It’s easy to see why, as these fixtures come in an array of shapes and sizes and often feature elaborate metalwork that looks lovely even during the day. Some homeowners have branched out into different kinds of lanterns, such as those in a more elaborate Moroccan style or even old-fashioned-looking glass lanterns using vintage bulbs. Including a few lanterns in your décor can add character to any outdoor space, and your local North Vancouver electrician is sure to have suggestions and input to help you get both form and function out of your fixtures.
TCA Electric: Leading North Vancouver Electrician
We love the great outdoors at TCA Electric, and as temperatures cool off in the evening there’s no better place to be than relaxing on a gorgeously lit patio. Our North Vancouver electricians are experts when it comes to installing outdoor lights, whether they’re lining garden pathways, illuminating landscaping, or providing an elegant focal point. If you’re looking to spruce up your patio for the summer with outdoor lighting, contact us today for a quote! Our TCA family provides top-notch customer service and workmanship that lasts. We’re ready to light your outdoor space so you can enjoy it for years to come!