Posted on March 6, 2017 by John Bruce
One of the hottest trends in lighting has moved outdoors! You’ve seen Edison lighting on Pinterest, but did you know that you can achieve this effect using Edison-inspired LED bulbs? Capture the old world style, without the hassle and extra energy expense, of real Edison lighting with technologically advanced LED lighting for your deck or patio.
Why Do I Need Deck or Patio Lighting?
With proper outdoor lighting, you and your guests can safely enjoy your outdoor living space even after the sun goes down. Lighting has a dramatic effect on the mood and atmosphere of your living spaces, especially your outdoor living spaces.
When considering adding accent lighting to your outdoor living area, be sure to consider the functionality of the space. The style of fixture used depends upon the purpose or types of functions you intend for the space or the look you are trying to achieve. Will you be dining on the patio? Having drinks on the deck? What about enjoying a water feature that could benefit from some focal lighting? Why Do I Need Deck or Patio Lighting?
What’s the Difference Between Festival Lighting, Cafe Lighting, and Edison Lighting?
We strive to stay on the cutting edge of lighting trends and top picks and are very often the driving force behind innovations in our industry. Over the past couple of years, festival lighting, also known as bistro lighting or cafe lighting, has become all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most interesting and versatile lighting trends our customers are requesting, especially when coupled with the popular Edison inspired bulbs.
Edison bulbs, aka filament bulbs, are antique-looking light bulbs that do not hurt your eyes when you look at them directly. Commonly left exposed (as they are in the festival or café string lights), they add a rustic or vintage feel to the space and have an abundance of “old world” appeal.
How can an LED Look Like an Edison Bulb or Filament Bulb?
Until recently, these types of bulbs were only available in incandescent mediums, which meant they burned out quickly and produced heat. NOW, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City customers are enjoying Edison Style Lighting in energy-efficient, cool-burning LED!
How Does an Edison-Style LED Work?
An Edison-style LED is an all-glass hybrid LED filament bulb which replicates the appearance of an incandescent bulb. It instantly turns on, so you can enjoy fast lighting, and it contains no UV or mercury content! In some cases we can select features that mimic existing fixtures or retrofit existing systems to accommodate LED bulbs.
What Kind of Effects can Edison-Style LEDs Create?
Festival or café lights can add a romantic glow to any event or celebration, such as a wedding reception or anniversary party, set the mood for an intimate dinner for two at a quaint outdoor bistro, and put the festivities in high gear at a carnival or fair. Now, imagine being able to achieve all of these effects for the many different events you host in your own backyard living space. Your patio, deck, or porch can be transformed into any one of these enchanting scenarios with permanent festival or café lighting (sometimes referred to as festoon lighting, bistro lighting, string lighting or fiesta lighting), and it’s tough enough to weather all seasons.
A professional lighting designer can visit your home and help you illuminate your evenings outside with an artist’s eye for detail in accenting and highlighting, guaranteeing all your special occasions are nights to remember.
The outdoor lighting professionals from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives have completed many permanent and temporary festival lighting installations in and around the Kansas City area for both residential and commercial settings — and all have had raving reviews! Home and business owners alike are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.
Popular outdoor uses for these overhead soft-glow, string lights include: dining areas, dance floors, band stands and guest parking areas. Café style
Edison lights are also great for courtyards, patios, and decks, as they convey a festive atmosphere for lots of mingling, cocktails and conversation.
Throughout the Kansas City area, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is the first choice for custom designed and installed high quality outdoor lighting systems for your home, pathways, landscaping, decks, patios and pool areas. And, we are rapidly becoming just as well-known for permanent and temporary outdoor event lighting with the Edison inspired LED bulbs. We’ve got you covered no matter what type of lighting you need for your home or special event. If you’d like to see more photos of our special event lighting, check out our Houzz profile or our photo gallery on our website.
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about the perfect outdoor lighting design for your home. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or contacting us online.