Published at Friday, September 28th 2018. by Beulah Edwards in Lantern Lights.
The simplest form of a lantern, and most likely the first, is the candle lantern. A candle is placed in a metal box with glass sides and an open top. We all know of the kerosene lantern, also referred to as a hurricane lantern. This type lantern was commonly used from the 19th century into the middle of the 20th century. This lantern, or a version of, is still used by campers and other outdoorsmen. The kerosene lantern is ruggedly built for portability. The metal chimney and side tubes supports the glass globe and enhance the draft of air reaching the flame. Horse drawn carriages, railroad cars and ships were other early uses of the kerosene lantern.
Homeowners who want to include a new outdoor lighting system should first make a list of what they wish to achieve through their lighting system. One thing to consider is whether or not you want to have lantern lighting at all times, or only when it is needed. If you only want it when needed then the aforementioned options of an infra-red system or a motion detector system are the best methods. You should also determine whether you want to create a specific atmosphere in your garden, around a seating area, on a porch, or a deck. There are limitless effects that can be created with the right outdoor lantern lighting system and lighting layers.
Some of us are old enough to remember when lanterns were the primary(only) source of light, especially in rural areas before electricity was widely available. The lantern lit the way to the barn and down the path to that special little out house. A lantern can be classed as any portable lighting device used to light large areas. Lanterns are used in signaling, and widely used for camping.
The style of the outdoor lighting should be as natural as possible to complement the design of the whole space. Go for models with gentler yet organic designs in warm earthly colors such as brown and green. The rustic lights in the form of lanterns with mock wooden frames are ideal for every yard.
Since the most common use for outdoor lighting systems is to increase the level of safety around the home, adding lighting to the front of your home can help visitors and vehicles move safely. Lighting at the front of your home can be combined with porch lighting to create a relaxing outdoor climate. When planning the security of your outdoor lantern lighting systems, you can consider infra-red devices which will turn on lights upon sensing a physical presence. This is a viable method for deterring intruders, particularly when combined with a video recording system. This method will offer a higher degree of safety without incurring additional charges for electricity consumption that is associated with having outdoor lights on at all hours of the night. Combing security measures with general garden lighting is a great way to create an inviting space in your garden with the protection you and your family deserves.
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