At night some locations are in complete darkness so outdoor lighting is crucial. In most cases it is functional, helping to guide people from one place to another. Where desired creative amenity lighting schemes can be an attraction and used to draw people. This type of lighting has many applications each one with its own objective. There is a choice of brick lights, drive over uplights and bollards for lighting steps and driveway parking. In the garden lamp posts and wall lanterns will light paths and patios. Bulkhead lights can be fixed to the walls and ceilings of buildings for convenience lighting. But whatever the venue and the luminaire, providing sufficient lighting at all times of the year is essential as day turns to night. (continued below)
A large proportion of this type of lighting is used outside in the open and battered by all kinds of weather. Sooner or later they will be at the mercy of the wind, rain, sleet, snow and of course the sun. It is therefore essential that each luminaire is manufactured from materials suitable for this amount of exposure. Our luminaires have been chosen not only for their stylish designs but also for their quality. There are many ways these amenity luminaires could be used to benefit communal areas. Outside lights can be used in gardens and parks, on the outside of buildings, pedestrian walkways and car parking areas. On the inside for lighting stairways and corridors, shopping centres and leisure centres and all kinds of public places.
Good lighting is the best way to prevent crime and stop accidents and injury from occurring. After dark, amenity luminaires can help discourage opportunistic crime and anti-social behaviour. They can also help to promote a sense of safety and security in pedestrians. Low energy compact fluorescent lamps are an excellent choice for use in outdoor lighting. They provide plenty of light at minimal cost, however there is still the choice of using standard lamps in many of our luminaires if required.