Situation: Private house > Balcony and patio lighting
Balcony and patio lighting
On a warm summer evening, a patio or balcony extends the home outdoors. But anyone wishing to read, eat or play cards on it needs more than candlelight. A combination of stationary and mobile luminaires is the right lighting concept here. Where dimmer control is provided, lighting can be easily adjusted to meet the different lighting requirements presented in the course of an evening. Even at colder times of year, however, patio or balcony lighting continues to enhance the home environment by extending its visual boundaries.
For reasons of safety, all luminaires used on patios and balconies should be specially designed for outdoor use. Quality luminaires with a high degree of protection are the most weatherproof. When selecting lamps, it is important to consider the purpose for which they are required: general lighting service lamps and tungsten-halogen lamps are a suitable option for floodlighting and temporary lighting tasks; PAR lamps, compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in base or energy-saving lamps are a better choice for economical maintained lighting.