Lighting the porch of the house and the steps leading to the front door is necessary for two reasons: ensuring security and decorating the building at night. Our site of advice will show and tell you what street lighting of the entrance group can be, what kind of lighting devices can be used for this purpose.
The first, very popular option, is a single pendant light located directly above the door. Yes, this is an important place – the backlight will make it easy to open the door, get into the well with the key. And see the knocking guest. Therefore, if the porch is small and there are few steps, it is quite an acceptable option for organizing lighting. However, the shadow from such a single lantern will fall just on the steps, and the illumination area will be small.
If one hanging light is clearly not enough, two are often installed on the sides of the door. Most often they are wall-mounted, although they can also be suspended. This is a better option, because the light will fall on the door from both sides, and the shadow on the steps will be less..
A wide porch, veranda, needs a number of fixtures. Perhaps in the summer you will want to sit in a pleasant company here longer. And a fully lit front facade will look more attractive. Be sure to consider the ability to turn on lighting separately in different areas of your wide porch..
Almost all lighting fixtures for facade lighting presented by us are classic. These are lanterns where the lamp is inserted into a metal frame with glass. Convenient, practical, beautiful, fits literally any style of the exterior of the house, be it a classic cottage or an elegant “frame”. However, you can always choose a more laconic, modern option – spot lighting, when the lamps are built into the filing of the roof overhang.
We advise you to play with the light, use directional beams that highlight the features of the facade. It is an architectural highlight that always looks good.
The portal wrote in detail about the lighting of the stairs in the house. A similar approach can be used on the porch, if there are a lot of steps, the ascent to the house is steep.
Nowadays, lighting with motion sensors that respond specifically to people is gaining popularity. This saves on electricity, the light will automatically turn on only when really needed. However, many homeowners choose to leave the lights on overnight..
As you can see, lamps for the porch of a house can be very different: pendant, wall (sconces), floor-portable, built-in overhangs or steps that are part of the railing, with directional and diffused light … There are a lot of options, you can definitely choose the most suitable one for ensuring the security of the entrance group and its decor.