7Pandas Australia is a Lighting store based in Melbourne specialising in online retailing of Chandeliers, Table Lamps, Pendant Lights, Wall Lights - Exterior Wall Lights and Outdoor Wall Lights, Ceiling Fans and Lifestyle Accessories. We ship Nationwide Australia.
Our aim is to bring you the latest contemporary designs at affordable prices with quality in mind. For more information about us, please refer to 7panda Lighting's about us page and do also take a look at our B2B custom lighting projects supplied to trade clients. Contact us if you have special custom requirements. Our custom lighting orders can be catered to either small or large projects and we welcome all enquiries.
7Pandas - your Australia Lighting shop stocks a wide range of exterior lights from exterior wall lights or outdoor solar lights, vanity wall lights or outdoor solar garden lights for domestic and commercial projects. Find the latest modern and stylish contemporary designs with us.
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Must Know Outdoor Lighting Tips
With thousands of light fixtures to choose from, it’s helpful to narrow down your choices by selecting a design style. Make the most of your outdoor spaces from morning to night. Use these tips and you’ll be able to enjoy those fun summer nights even more.
Incorporate the three basic types of lighting
Make sure to incorporate the three basic types of lighting: ambient or general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. We recommend using the following lights to create ambient light: chandelier, pendant light, and wall light. Task lighting is meant to help you see when you’re doing projects in which you need a finer light, such as, reading, cooking, writing, sewing, and many other things. Use the following fixtures to create task light: pathway lights, plus deck and security lights. Meanwhile, access lighting can be achieved with landscape kits and outdoor solar garden lights.
Determine the amount of lighting you'll need
To determine how much light your outdoor space requires, try this quick calculation: multiply the square footage of the area you want to light by 1.5 to get a rough estimate of the total wattage required. For example, 100 square feet of space would require 150 watts.
Think ahead when choosing fixtures
Examine your outdoor space and take measurements to avoid selecting large-scale fixtures. The size of the outdoor wall light for the front porch or the back patio should be around one-third the height of the door. You'll also want to make sure that the lighting you choose is durable, made of high-quality, weather-resistant materials.
LED Lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. In addition, LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. This is compared to fluorescent lights which convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light!
Consider the issue of safety
Outdoor lighting not only adds to the ambiance of your house, but can also help to protect it. Make sure the home's entry points are well lit. Install a single fixture above the garage door or a wall lantern on either side of the garage door. For added protection, mount spotlights on your eaves or use a wall lantern at side doors, windows, and garage to illuminate any side of the house that is in the shadows.
7Pandas Australia: We are a Lighting Shop Melbourne based with our main office and warehouse based in Melbourne, Victoria. However, we deliver extensively Australia wide.