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Home Garden Accent Ideas Patio Furniture Choosing the Right Light for Your Patio Umbrella
Choosing the Right Light for Your Patio Umbrella PDF Print E-mail

by guest writer Pierre Angela Cruz for Open Brook

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Light Emitted
1. Traditional incandescent yellow or white lights
This type is the most affordable one available in the market. Usually, traditional white lights are used for reading and cooking, since they are brighter. If you want your light to be a bit dimmed so that it blends well with the night, yellow lights are better. Yellow lights are usually used when dining or simply hanging out.
2. LED lights
Although they are more expensive than the traditional ones, LED lights offer more variety when it comes to light colors and intensities. Furthermore, it does not heat up much to make you worry about sudden burning or bug infestations. LED lights are also generally more durable than other kinds of lights.

Using umbrellas as your patio furniture is strategic, as they provide shade during the day and cover at night. But aside from these basic uses of your umbrellas, they also provide additional strategy for installing lights. By using patio umbrella lights, you can enjoy the outdoors even at night without being enveloped in complete darkness.

Aesthetics and design are not the only criteria for choosing the right patio umbrella light. You also need to consider choosing the right kind of light, depending on your preferences. Various types of lighting are available for patio umbrellas. In this article, two categories will be featured—one depending on the type of light emitted, while the other discusses the energy source.

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Light Emitted

1.Traditional incandescent yellow or white lights
This type is the most affordable one available in the market. Usually, traditional white lights are used for reading and cooking, since they are brighter. If you want your light to be a bit dimmed so that it blends well with the night, yellow lights are better. Yellow lights are usually used when dining or simply hanging out.

2. LED lights
Although they are more expensive than the traditional ones, LED lights offer more variety when it comes to light colors and intensities. Furthermore, they do not heat up much to make you worry about sudden burning or bug infestations. LED lights are also generally more durable than other kinds of lights.

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Energy Source

1.Plugged-In Lights

You can use these lights anytime you want to as long as they are plugged into an electrical outlet. Furthermore, these lights are available almost anywhere with competitive prices. Most of the time, the prices will only vary due to their designs and embellishments.

However, plugged-in lights require tedious setup so that cables will not be left hanging around. And once they are already set up in one location, it is difficult to relocate them again. This limits your chances of rearranging your patio furniture anytime you like.

2.Battery-Powered Lights

The advantage of using battery-powered lights is that they are movable. However, plugged-in lights still give a brighter glow than battery-powered ones. Furthermore, you would have to check if the batteries are still in good condition every time you would have to use them.

3.Solar-Powered Lights

Of the three, solar-powered lights are the most expensive. However, their self-charging capability makes their price worth it. By leaving the lights under the sun during the day, they can light up the night without the hassle of setting power cords or changing batteries.

Just always remember to place them under direct sunlight during the day so you won’t be short-changed at night.

Which type of light did you choose for your patio? Send us an image link through the comments below.

About the author: Pierre Angela Cruz is a Marketing Consultant for Open Brook, an excellent source of information and reviews about Outdoor and Patio Furniture.

 

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