Whatever form of outdoor lamps you decide on, they can add the finishing touches to your outdoor entertaining area or patio. The lighting you choose adds so much to the feel of the area once the sun starts to do down. There are lots of options for lighting your patio from candles to outdoor solar lamps. Whatever kind of lighting you choose be sure to check at all the alternatives first.
Any kind of lighting that can be used inside can also be used outside these days. Table lamps have been modified for exterior use. A lamp for outside can also be a candle lantern, outdoor hurricane lamps or outdoor solar lamps. Lighting can also consist of outdoor lamp posts which can be a strong yard feature as well as provide useful lighting in the dark.
Outdoor Table Lamps
This is an ordinary table lamp design made in weather resistant materials. The base has been weighted for stability; the shade material is designed to withstand the sun and rain as well as mold or mildew. The power cord is grounded to make it safe to use outside. You can have the elegance of your interior lighting outside.
Outdoor Floor Lamps
An outdoor floor lamp can be chosen to match with the table lamp if so desired and this will make a strong theme to the outdoor area. Outdoor floor lighting needs to have weighted bases to be able to withstand any windy weather conditions. They also need to have long grounded power leads. Shades will also be constructed of weather resistant materials and be washable.
Outdoor Solar Lamps
A solar lamp requires no planning, no cabling and no fuss. It can be placed wherever you choose (as long as it gets enough sun!) Solar is growing in popularity and the cost is not as much as you might think.
Outdoor Heat Lamps
These are often called patio heaters and provide heat as well as light to the outdoor area. These heaters are usually fueled by propane or gas, which provides a glow when lighted. The light from these heaters can be impressive in its own right as well as giving off heat when the sun goes down.