Trends For Outdoor Lighting In 2017

When designing a new home, it can be easy to focus mainly on interior settings – but we know that placing an emphasis on curb appeal and upgrading outdoor spaces can make all the difference – for safety, security and aesthetics.

Whether you use outdoor areas for entertaining guests or spending time with friends and family, you have the opportunity to extend your outdoor living season by upgrading your exterior fixtures!

According to our partners at Progress Lighting, outdoor lighting is key to your home’s design flow and curb appeal. Keep reading to see what’s currently trending in outdoor lighting:


1.Large-Scale Sizes: It’s important for fixtures to complement your home’s design as well as its size. With larger homes and buildings, it is better to choose larger lanterns than fixtures that are too small to accentuate its design.

Entryway Lighting: Sizing Guidelines

The most common error for entry outdoor fixtures is selecting lighting that is too small. Fixtures that are undersized will get lost when viewing the house at a distance. As a general rule of thumb, fixtures should be sized to measure 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the front door – keeping in mind that lanterns will appear about half the size 50 feet away. If you have two sizes of sconces or lanterns, the bigger of the two should be placed by the front door (with the smaller positioned by the garage door).



2. Energy Efficient Designs: LED fixtures provide a number of key advantages over traditional light sources – making decorative LED designs popular options for outdoor lighting.

LED options offer energy savings, cost savings and low maintenance benefits. Westport LED is just one of Progress Lighting’s exterior LED options and offers traditional styling to complement a variety of home décor options. A durable die-cast aluminum frame cradles a softly diffused seeded glass shade and features a 3000K color temperature and 90+ CRI. Additionally, Westport meets California Title 24 high efficacy requirements.



3.Craftsman Styles: Fixtures with simple silhouettes, artistic details, and textured glass are popular for outdoor lighting. These handcrafted accents are trending for today’s homeowners – as craftsman design brings an authentic appeal to exterior spaces.

Progress Lighting’s Cadence lanterns showcases classic styling with clear water glass panels. Mediterranean-style frame is finished in Oil Rubbed Bronze. This Design Series collection has four lantern sizes, hanging lantern and post lantern and can be seen among Synergy Homes throughout Florida.




Progress Lighting’s wide variety of options, finishes, sizes and designs in outdoor lighting creates endless possibility for your home’s lighting design. Follow Progress Lighting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest inspiration!


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