Design Center - Outdoors and Landscapes
Exterior lighting draws your eye outward, creating visual expansion and continuity between the indoors and outdoors.
A well-lighted front entrance enables you to greet guests and identify visitors. Wall lanterns on each side of the door will give your home a warm, welcoming look while assuring the safety of those who enter. Under a porch or other overhang you can use chain-hung lanterns or flush mounts. A separate rear or side entrance can be lighted with a single wall lantern installed on the keyhole side of the door.
Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property, makes your home safer and more secure, and increases the number of pleasurable hours you spend outdoors.
Loving Outdoor Living
The trend toward a fashionable outdoor living space is not just for the "rich and famous". With the advent of stylish and affordable all-weather furnishings, fabrics and appliances, outdoor living is popular with a broad range of consumers.
With landscape lighting you can make your home stand out in your neighborhood, improve safety and security and expand your outdoor entertaining options.
Choose to be eco-friendly
People are paying more attention to the planet than they used to; many of us now understand the importance of decreasing our carbon footprints. With this shift in mindset, a natural extension has been the demand for more energy-efficient lighting options. Hinkley offers a variety of options that allow you to design an outdoor lighting plan with the environment in mind.
How to size an outdoor lantern
Selecting the right-sized outdoor lantern can sometimes post a challenge. Follow these sizing guidelines for a fit that's just right.
The height of an outdoor lantern should be based on the height of the door:
FOR 1 LANTERN: If you place a lantern on only one side of the door, it should measure one-third the height of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66"" above the threshold of the door.
FOR 2 LANTERNS: When two lanterns are used, they should each measure approximately one-fourth the height of the door. The center of the bulb should rest 66"" above the threshold of the door.