Want to know what’s trending in outdoor lighting this summer? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s our list of outdoor lighting trends for the summer of 2015:
There are several different names for those enchanting lights we all see swinging above at our favorite outdoor cafe or bar. Some call this type of lighting bistro lights, globe lights, Italian string lights, outdoor patio lights, or festoon lights. There may be several different names, but one thing’s certain – the soft glow and elegance of string lights always impresses.
We are all starting to notice LED technology utilized more and more in our everyday lives. So it is no surprise LED lighting is a top trend for summer 2015. According to the US Department of Energy, “Today’s LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional lighting and can last up to 25 times longer.” Many have already adopted the use of LED bulbs inside, but don’t forget about your outdoors, and upgrade to LED’s this summer.
Advanced Lighting Controls
Summer nights have a way of bringing family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors. With recent innovations in outdoor lighting, you can now control your entire outdoor lighting system with the convenience of a smart phone. Turn lights on or off, create zones, dim individual fixtures and the most fun of all, you now have the ability to control the color output of individual fixtures! And we’re not talking about just a handful of color choices, you have 30,000 different color choices! Imagine having the ability to show your team colors after a win with your outdoor lighting, or for holidays like Christmas or the 4th Of July – and the list goes on. This stuff is really cool!
Warm metals like copper and brass are hot in summer 2015. Copper and brass fixtures have been used in outdoor lighting for years, and are made to last the test of time. Most of us think of copper or brass as being very traditional, but manufactures of outdoor lighting fixtures now offer these metals with a finish applied over top. Trust us, you will think of copper and brass in a whole new light after seeing these.
Ready to transform your outdoor space with the newest outdoor lighting trends? Let’s do this!