Did you ever wonder whether you should select a outdoor exterior ceiling mounted lantern versus an outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern? If you’re security minded, and still wondering…here are some good reasons to select one or the other or both:
1) Outdoor exterior wall mounted lanterns will light up the faces of any nighttime visitors that come to the door, thus making identification easier.
2) If your style of home denotes installing a outdoor exterior ceiling mounted lantern or overhead fixture, then appropriating a recessed light or lights on the ceiling near the wall over the door will minimize any shadows on your visitor’s faces.
3) Outdoor exterior wall mounted lanterns should always be installed on the same side as the doorknob and this is only if you are using one lantern per entry door. If the outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern were to be installed on the hinged side of the door, your sight would be compromised and only a dark profile of the face would be apparent.
4) If the vestibule area you are lighting is a large area, you can always select an outdoor exterior wall mounted lantern on either side of the entryway, as well as, an outdoor exterior ceiling hung lantern (especially if the threshold has a tall, recessed ceiling).
When illuminating the outdoor area you wish to light, it is important to consider any visibility needs. Strong beams of light at night can intrude on your neighbor’s property. It is important to effectively light up any outdoor areas without taking excessive measures for the inherent darkness that evening brings.
Here are some good points to consider:
1} Man-made light shold only exist where it is needed
2} Man-made light should be minimal, at best
3} The area being lite up should be moderated to the area deemed appropriate
4}The illumination duration should be applied in a practical manner in the affected area