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Security Efficient Installation Techniques for Outdoor Exterior Lanterns

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

Outdoor Exterior Lighting in Loudoun County, VA

Outdoor exterior lighting in Loudon County, Virginia is where Customlightstyles architecturally builds outdoor custom lighting, chandeliers, wall-mounted lanterns, hanging pendant lights, landscape lighting, and sconces, for commercial applications and residences. Customlightstyles, a well equipped full-service lighting workshop in Loudon County, Virginia builds custom outdoor exterior lighting with complete manufacturing capabilities. Customlightstyles collaborates with Loudoun County, VA Lighting specifiers, architects, interior designers, fastidious homeowners and builders on the creation of our outdoor exterior lighting metalwork carefully shaped by hand.

Custom made-to-order outdoor lantern for Alexandria, VA by customlightstyles

Outdoor exterior lighting designed  for Loudon, VA by customlightstyles

Twice a year, our establishment exhibits the distinctly created outdoor exterior lighting fixtures we build by hand at trade shows in Loudoun County, VA, increasing our national and international projects, while maintaining our local patron’s requests for artisanal our door lighting, lighting from out stock inventory or custom-built interior lights. Say the word and let Customlightstyles take your next outdoor lighting ideas to fulfillment in Loudoun County, VA.

Modern technology melded with precise manufacturing delivers each client the proper care they deserve. Loudoun County, VA outdoor light design creators can collaborate with our skilled artisans when exact designs need to be technically engineered and when a precise organization is called for in the fabrication of chandeliers or lanterns from a project layout, a prior catalog, or a photo.

Custom, made-to-order, solid brass post lantern with casting details for Atherton, CA by customlightstyles

Outdoor exterior lighting designed  for Loudon, VA by customlightstyles

Customlightstyles can be Loudoun County, VA consumer’s complete resource for every aspect of fabrication, from light fixture patterns for building historical 17th, 18th or 19th century European and American outdoor luminaires. Loudoun County, VA designing pros will find a wide variety of manufactured styles in that hand-forged outdoor lantern or pendant, sans the use of mechanical welding or stamping presses.

Our manufactory can offer sage advice, from Loudoun County, VA clientele choosing the appropriate wall mounted lantern for their primary entryway to Loudoun County, VA architectural consultants seeking to create that outdoor lantern that exceeds their expectations.

Customlightstyles works with each client to develop their concept, offering every level of service each project requires for custom fixture fabrication. With hundreds of shop patterns and hand-drawn renderings to select from, a new realm of possibilities opens up for light design concepts like no other. Our outdoor lanterns, chandeliers, sconces, pendants, and landscape lighting collection is offered in a broad diversity of styles on our website catalog. We can match historical finishes from actual hardware or components on any of our outdoor exterior lighting.

Choosing the Right Size Lantern

Outdoor exterior lighting created for Loudon, VA client

Plan specifications dictate the use of prototypes to ensure attention to detail and for precise scale execution. Customlightstyles uses new-world technology to create high-end custom, finely built, architectural outdoor exterior light fixtures. This is our commitment to old-world craftsmanship. Mary Lu, Customlightstyles owner, is dedicated to fulfilling Loudoun County, Virginia customer’s expectations by unifying all resources vital to accomplishing the work.

Contact Mary Lu Hunt at (707) 547-9909 (voice mail only).

Hiring a professional, seasoned outdoor lighting designer in a fluctuating economy.

Outdoor lantern, customlightstyles
Do clients want to select outdoor lights from the big box stores, with everything being made overseas, or should they consider enlisting the creative energies of a knowledgeable lighting designer? A seasoned lighting designer can not only deliver the custom-designed goods from the original concept to the actual installation day – but they can also bring the outdoor light design within budget (within reason with today’s rising cost of materials) and deliver the outdoor light fixture within a reasonable lead time.

Outdoor light fixtures have taken on a whole new meaning when a client insists upon special sizes for each outdoor light application. When uniquely sized and designed backplates, decorative “baubles” for finials, gas lights over electric lights, tweaking the outdoor light fixture’s “roof” ever so slightly are called for – Voila! –  you have yourself a completely custom-designed outdoor light. You cannot go to the “big box stores” and pull something off the shelf that doesn’t look like everyone else’s outdoor lantern. If you’re looking for outdoor lighting with that classically modern aesthetic or a lantern that is traditional, then a lighting designer can give you that personalized service, high-quality materials, custom-matched finishes, high-end art glass, project management to ensure every detail is attained and the correct UL Label for the proper exterior or interior application.

If you want an outdoor light to last a lifetime, with all the qualities you’d expect from a uniquely made, finely crafted outdoor lantern – then enlisting the services of a design professional will not only save you money in the long run but add value to your home, which, in today’s economy, a very important feature.

Exterior Outdoor Light Fixtures and the materials available for fabrication

Staprans custom flush wall mount lantern

There are several good metal choices for exterior outdoor light fixtures, some of which are more durable than others. Let’s start with the most high end material, which, in this case, bronze will be the first article on this topic – then we’ll work our way down the list:

Bronze: There is a perceived luxuriance characteristic with the word “bronze”. Bronze metal has been used, historically, for weapons, castings for tools and hardware, sculpture and an array of beautiful commodities. Bronze exterior outdoor lighting fixtures assembled from castings, are usually fabricated from an alloy mixture of copper, zinc and silicon. The alloy mixture has a low melting point, reaching fluidity at about 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, which creates the perfect molten liquid for adhering to the casting process.

Once the castings have cooled, the bronze material is considered corrosive resistant. Bronze becomes the perfect metal material for outdoor lighting fixture use – being superb in all types of weather environments. Bronze castings can be seamlessly connected when welded or soldered, to make an outdoor fixture or outdoor lantern look like one continuous piece. By protecting the outdoor lantern with wax or lacquer, you can achieve a natural aging or patina over time that will lend itself beautifully to your custom designed outdoor lighting fixture or lantern.

Outdoor Landscape Lighting Solutions

Landscape Lights to light up your backyard!

Landscape lighting! Spring is here and most of us want to get outside and work in our gardens, barbecue and spruce up the outdoors after a long, cold winter.

What better way to make your front and backyard more inviting then by providing speciality lighting for your garden, deck and porch areas.

Lights make everything in your backyard look better!

Outdoor landscape installations are on the rise, creating stunning effects when installed in specific areas to highlight beautiful trees and plants, creating an area of beauty, safety and security as you move your living time from the inside to the outside. Outdoor lighting installed around your residence can light up porches, decks and patios, as well as, your home, making for a beautiful place to relax and spend time, while discouraging trespassers from venturing on to your property.

What types of  Outdoor Landscape Lights work best for specific areas of your backyard?

Outdoor Landscape Lighting SolutionsOutdoor well lights, organic pathway lights and outdoor recessed deck lights are just a subtle and unique way to dress your backyard living area while adding value to your home and property. Custom fabricated outdoor pathway lights cast delicate outdoor light across gravel pathways while highlighting plants and illuminating walkways. 

Outdoor well lights are wonderful for casting light on walls and structures.  Outdoor hanging downlights from trees are also another way to cascade outdoor light down tree trunks and across lawns and shrubbery. The options for creating the perfect outdoor lighting atmosphere is just a matter of using one’s imagination while utilizing the specific outdoor landscape lighting solutions available!

Outdoor Pendant Lighting in Abundance

Outdoor Pendant lights come in a variety of styles, compatible with many different types of architecture and suitable for landscape design, as well. Outdoor pendant lighting and landscape lights should provide the proper amount of illumination so that the area being lit up is safe and secure for pedestrians and guests arriving at the entryway of a home or business.

Outdoor Pendant Lighting in AbundanceOutdoor pendant lights should emit light from the side and bottom of the lantern or pendant so that the proper light spread illuminates pathways and stair adequately to ward off potential accidents.

Security minded architects, interior designers, lighting specifiers and builders often specify outdoor pendant lights as an acceptable form of light spread to ensure a safe entrance or approach to a business or residence.

A variety of finishes should be available with the outdoor pendant lights or outdoor lanterns, with the option of selecting the most light-emitting glass that produces a  softly lit glow without any glare.