Getting your outdoor lighting right can be tricky. We want our pathways to be well-lit after dark, but we also don’t want to waste energy. We want the entrance to our home to be welcoming, but not excessive. It’s all about finding a good balance. If we don’t have any experience in lighting design, knowing where to start is tough. Can you get any kind of outdoor light, or is landscape important?
These are all great questions and easily answerable. Together, let’s take a look at five types of pathway lighting that will heighten the splendor of your mobile home’s exterior and the surrounding landscape.
Good Lighting Goes a Long Way
I don’t know about you, but after the time changes in November and nightfall comes at six, coming home to a dark house after work is a little depressing. I know, it’s still only July and we have a few more months to enjoy the sunshine ‘til nine, but why not prepare for the winter months now? We can test out what type of lighting works or doesn’t work, and we’ll be adding some curb appeal to our mobile home. So I ask again: why not install new lighting now; what’s there to lose?
Rusty Slot 80 Outdoor Bollard – SLV Lighting
Light is understood (and seen) differently depending on the time of day. Three major components contribute to light: color, intensity and quality. You will want your outdoor lighting to be bright enough to light your walkway, but not blinding to your neighbors. You also won’t want the design of the fixture to take away from the natural beauty of your landscape. To highlight the pathway without impeding on your home’s natural surroundings, the SLV Lighting company has designed the Bollard post light. Designed to attract rust, the steel alloyed body of the Bollard light will blend in with your home’s aesthetic (no matter the mobile home’s design style) and provide the lighting you need for good footing on the stairs or river stones leading up to your front door.
Oxford Outdoor Postmount – Troy Lighting
Now remember, you will want your outdoor lighting to be placed in areas that you frequent, such as at your mobile home’s entrance. Troy Lighting’s, Oxford Outdoor Postmount, celebrates design ingenuity with its solid brass figure. This outdoor light will accentuate your floral-lined walkway and produce feelings of splendor and refinement. It’s lantern-styled head won’t only help to light up your home, but it will also create a romantic atmosphere with it’s Victorian-inspired design.
Belfast Outdoor Pier Lamp – Eglo
Not all of us want something fancy and flashy lighting up our house. We’re simple people with simple tastes who prefer only having and using functional products. The Belfast Outdoor Pier Lamp by Eglo is just that: a functional, no-fuss outdoor light. The stainless steel body supports a clear, glass shade that provides excellent illumination after dark. It provides so much illumination in fact, that you can play a game of bocce ball with friends after work.
Halleron Outdoor Post Lantern – Kichler
If you want something a little different than your typical square or cylindrical outdoor light, look at Kichler’s spherical Halleron Outdoor Post Lantern light. Inspired by 19th century design, the Halleron Lantern features three candelabra light sources within the spherical glass shade. Looking to create a mood of mysticism and magic in your landscape? The Halleron Lantern will help you accomplish your design motif.
Katsura Postmount with Toshi Overlay – Arroyo Craftsman
For those who prefer the Arts-and-Crafts design style, the Katsura Postmount’s design has elements of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School aesthetic and Japanese design principles. This postmount combines three different styles into one flawless design that will surely meld with whatever pathway or garden walk it lights.
Finding the right lighting for your mobile home’s walkway doesn’t have to be difficult. All it takes is a little reading and know-how, and you’ve got it.