Garden furniture

Garden lamps


GeneralitŠ°


Garden lamps offer the opportunity to illuminate an outdoor space, a garden or a path. The lighting through the street lamps is necessary to make that outdoor space usable even in the evening: a pergola or a gazebo are the ideal space for outdoor dining in summer, and this would not be possible without lamps. Generally they are a fairly common type of lighting, they are comfortable and practical. Essentially they suggest the same shape as the public street lamp that can be seen in the historic centers, and can be chosen of different heights, according to the need.

Structures




The garden lamp used for lighting the avenues is quite high, composed of an axis, usually made of iron, and an upper part where there is a light bulb, which can be completely closed by a sort of glass case or only blanket. The lamp is connected to a trace of current that allows the lighting of the bulb placed at the end. Today the bulbs used for the street lamps are all low energy consumption, they allow a lower consumption in terms of energy and a greater durability, even if the cost is a bit higher compared to a traditional light bulb. Its replacement is very simple: just unscrew the old bulb and screw on the new one. The classic color of the garden lamp is black, but is also found in dark gray and green shades. They are sold both at outdoor furniture stores and at chandelier retailers.

Installation and maintenance


Lamps can have a single arm and therefore a single light point, or two or three. The base of the garden lamp is firmly anchored to the ground, so it doesn't fear weathering at all. There is no need for special maintenance, because the garden lamp made of iron can be cleaned periodically and, being treated with special substances that make it weatherproof, it remains a piece of garden furniture that should never be replaced. To illuminate areas of the garden where particular species of plants grow, very low streetlights are used and in this case the light, instead of being projected upwards, is diffused downwards, also increasing the lighting space.

Wrought-iron lamps


The wrought-iron lamps are made with particular ornamental motifs that make the garden lamp a unique piece. Moreover, the end of the lamp can also have a sort of white sphere that diffuses light. The alternative version to the garden lamp with the ground base is the wall lamp which needs to be anchored to the wall by means of a base. It is a model that is little used because there are no support points in the avenues.

Solar energy lamps


A novelty for garden lamps is solar energy. This is the application of solar energy to the field of outdoor lighting. The sun performs the main action, because the rays are captured by a solar cell that generates energy creating light. The shape of the garden lamp, in this case, is different because it has a vertical base and a top that lights up. The base can be of different colors, the light emitted is very clear, and can be of different sizes, just like the classic garden lamp.

Special forms


Over time, the shape has also undergone changes and the garden lamp has been transformed into an object not only used for the purpose of illuminating but also of 'furnishing'. Small and medium-sized lanterns replace the shape of the classic lamp to make the external environment more contemporary. The choice is essentially based on models of very classic street lamps, but if you decide for the solar powered garden lamp, the cost only involves the purchase, because no light bulb is needed, much less a connection to the electricity. A small revolution that in this way finds perfect location in the green space, integrating perfectly with nature and without producing any waste. The external lighting on the pole is undoubtedly one of the first illuminations for the garden, for installation it is important to contact a professional who will certainly also be able to consider the right distance between a lamppost and another.

Costs


The cost of the lamppost varies depending on the model chosen, when you decide to light up your garden you must also bear in mind the cost of the installation, if it is classic street lights. The design has greatly influenced this sector, even though the garden lamp has substantially maintained its classic shape. In any case, it remains a very characteristic element of green spaces above all because it makes them "livable" even during the evening. When looking for very particular models, maybe seen in a magazine, it is better to go directly to the company that made them and, if there is no retailer nearby, then it is better to go to a craftsman and commission your own garden lamps. tailored.

Garden lamps: Garden lighting: A lamp to decorate the garden



More and more often when we intend to buy garden lamps, in addition to the technical aspect, such as the lighting area and where it actually illuminates, we pay attention to the aesthetics and design of this product. It is enough to note, in fact, that more and more people are approaching and preparing to buy rather tall street lamps. This choice is due not so much to the lighting that they provide, but more than anything else because this product is increasingly becoming an element of very interesting embellishment. In most cases, these are pretty decorated street lamps that are often used to delimit the path of an avenue.