Light can greatly transform the nocturnal image of outdoor spaces, making it possible to make the most of the characteristics of a garden, a balcony, a terrace, a building or even an urban landscape. Of fundamental importance is the lighting design in the preliminary phase; an in-depth study on light allows, in fact, to enhance the spaces with scenographic effects, increase the aesthetic appeal, the atmosphere and the appeal of a place or a building, often changing its visual perception compared to the daytime one. Another aspect not to be underestimated is undoubtedly the perception of the security that light can provide to these open spaces. Among the many types of garden lighting, the outdoor wall lamps certainly stand out. They have a considerable scenic impact and are extremely functional, making it possible to make the outdoors liveable and pleasant even when it is dark. The current market now offers a wide range of this category of products, thus having the possibility to choose between different types and models according to one's specific needs: from a more decorative and emotional lighting to a more functional one. It can also range between different shapes, colours, materials and light sources including LED lamps, halogen and fluorescent lamps and also RGB and metal halide lamps. They can be either warm light or cold light, more or less powerful depending on the need for light in that particular space. The versatile and functional design of an outdoor wall lamp makes it possible to place this product in a variety of contexts, from modern to more rustic and classic. For a clean and extremely minimalist final effect, recessed wall lamps are used, while when you want to illuminate with a decorative and emotional effect, you turn towards design wall lamps. Very interesting and extremely current are also eco-friendly alternatives that include solar-powered garden lamps, which allow and significantly reduce electricity consumption.
Modern outdoor wall lamps that enhance the outdoors
Among the outdoor wall lamp models, the outdoor wall lamp is certainly the protagonist, which has a functional and aesthetic utility, because unlike recessed lamps, it is a visible element capable of enriching a space with a design that can contribute to the definition of the outdoor furniture style. Soft, rounded shapes or rigorous geometries characterize outdoor furniture elements that not only illuminate, but decorate the entrance of homes and rooms, porches and outdoor lounge areas. In general, modern outdoor wall sconce models vary in colour, material, style and shape, depending on the context in which they are placed. Outdoor wrought iron wall sconces, for example, are the best choice for classic exteriors, to be placed on stone walls. LED outdoor wall lights combine well with a modern minimalist outdoor style. These wall lights can be uplight-oriented, downlight-oriented or both in order to create special visual effects on the walls of the house. They represent, therefore, a very practical solution that depends on the type of lighting you prefer. Therefore, we are moving towards an outdoor wall light with direct lighting, suitable to strongly illuminate a specific point of the exterior, or towards outdoor wall lights with indirect lighting, which will contribute to the creation of soft atmospheres. An important aspect to take into account is the height of the wall light from the floor to determine how much light they should emit. Among the wall lamps for outdoor design stand out certainly those of the lighting company Vibia as Origami, which combines functionality with the opportunity to create artistic creations, having the ability to customize the final effect, configuring the light bodies as desired.
Outdoor wall lamps: how to choose them
As mentioned above, outdoor lamps can make a significant contribution to improving the appearance of the facade of your home or garden at night. In particular, wall-mounted walls are often used for a small garden, for the perimeter walls of an enclosed garden, for a balcony or terrace. In general, applique or lantern models are very often used for the entrances; there are rustic, modern or classic versions that can be combined with different styles. The lanterns are mostly used for old houses or rustic style, while among the sconces there are many modern models of the spotlight type, especially the adjustable ones to be fixed to the walls. Often the focus is on LED lighting that is practical and environmentally friendly and highly energy efficient, making it ideal for spaces that require continuous lighting for many hours; these are also available in the recessed version that creates less space and reduces the risk of damage. Even at the poolside, LED outdoor wall lights can create special atmospheres. Among modern LED wall lights, direct and indirect light wall lamps are becoming increasingly popular, using optics to play with light in the type of diffusion. In addition, the outdoor wall lamps with motion sensors are very functional, perfect for all the different outdoor spaces in the house, for example, next to the front door. When it comes to the choice of materials, the focus is mainly on metal and plastic. Outdoor wall lamps made of metal, such as aluminium and brass, are weather-resistant and are the most popular for industrial-inspired balconies, but not only. Today, this material can take on minimal and modern clothes, perfect for contemporary terraces or outdoor areas. With geometric or hat-shaped diffuser, in copper, gold, white, black or chrome-plated steel, the metal wall lamps are available in many versions, to be chosen according to the style of furnishing. There are, then, the outdoor plastic lamps, more widespread, thanks to the durability of this material. The material used for this type of outdoor wall lamps is different for its great ability to not be altered by rain, sun and wind, ensuring a long life to the wall lamp.
Outdoor wall lighting: lighting effects and impact
When choosing outdoor lighting it is very important to take into account the space available, what you want to highlight and what you want to hide. For example, wall lamps for outdoor use are also widely used to enhance the surface on which they are placed, enhancing their materiality. These are real furnishing accessories, always clearly visible, used to furnish and enrich even small spaces in their simplicity. In order to illuminate exteriors in a unique, technological and modern way, up&down spotlights are increasingly being used. They are design lamps with essential shapes, designed to emit conical and homogeneous light beams both upwards and downwards, with an often adjustable light intensity. The end result is a choreography for the open spaces of the house with a scenic and captivating effect. The LED or tempered glass spotlights can also have a strong scenic impact and are not bulky.
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