First of all, practicality, secondly beauty - this is how the lighting of the adjacent territory, and the whole plot, careful owners, is planned. To some extent, they are right, but we will begin, perhaps, with efficiency, with a long-term aim at aesthetics. And first, take care of the lanterns around the house, even if you hardly need to go to the backyard in the middle of the night.
The space around the house should be lighted, at least for security reasons. So, to choose from: wall lamps with shades, hanging lights on brackets, lights on supports, ground lamps with shades. The first two options direct the rays to the surrounding house area, the second two - illuminate the house itself.
If the bedrooms are on the first floor, installing lights that illuminate the exterior walls and directing the bright beams into the windows will be the wrong decision. In such cases it is more reasonable to install lighting between th
Quality lighting is especially important if you use outdoor surveillance cameras. The use of motion sensors with the inclusion of searchlights in the circuit can also become an additional level of security, because suddenly appearing in a bright, blinding ray, an attacker panics, and instinct makes him flee.
So, the exterior lighting of the house is ready, even in the darkest night everything is visible, as in the day. But the paths, as well as the garden itself, are hidden in the darkness, and if you need to meet late guests or, conversely, to bring them to the gate, stepping from a brightly lit plot to darkness will be scary to someone, especially a woman or a child. Therefore, in addition to wall lanterns at the entrance should be a few on the perimeter of the site in front of the porch.
Next, we need to highlight the tracks, for example, lanterns on poles( pillars or low racks), on the one hand, or on both sides in a mirror or alternating, then right, then left. Before installing, be sure to calculate the number of points and dig trenches under the cable. However, another option is possible - solar-powered lamps.
Near the gate or gate, that is, at the entrance to the territory, the lighting should be much brighter than all along the garden paths of the .First, it's better to see visitors coming in the dark, and secondly, it will be calmer if you have to go home late at night. It will be useful to install a number of low-power lamps along the entire fence, this will be a barrier to those who want to climb over it.
Separate light sources will be required near the outbuildings, it is better to put lamps with shades, protected from accidental shocks by grating or grid. It would be nice to arrange decorative lights throughout the garden, especially near benches and artificial ponds. This is a kind of decoration of the site will be, and fresh air to breathe late at night is more pleasant in the lighted space.
Let's at least approximately determine how much light bulbs are needed for the entire site to be at least somewhat illuminated. Along the path, lanterns can be installed with a distance of up to 30 meters, therefore, even if the total length of all the paths is 300 meters, it will be 10 lamps. Another couple at the gate. Next street lighting of a private house: one lamp at each corner, and two - at the entrance. Already 18 lighting elements.
If even along the fence to arrange, even on a site of 16 acres the perimeter will be 160 meters, and this is at least another 8 lanterns. Near the economic buildings, the lighting will not hurt either. So, with a full set of livestock, the hen house has at least two lamps, a shed for goats and two cows, near the garage a couple. On the site there are gazebos? Determine the lamp for each. Well and any decorative lanterns for beds. In general, a lot is obtained, at least 50 lanterns per plot.
When lighting from the mains to save in places you visit very rarely, it makes sense to install infrared sensors, so that the light will light up only after crossing the beam.
Can you imagine how much it will be on the counter? If you do not have your own windmill, we recall the lanterns described above with solar panels. Each point has its own battery, charging during the day. As soon as it gets dark, the photocell gives a signal to turn on, and the flashlight flashes at first dimly, and as the twilight thickens, it gets brighter. Do you think the charge will not be enough in cloudy weather? And this is looking, what elements in solar batteries will stand, there are such that any light is caught.
The next step is to save - LED lamps. Practically no different from domestic - the same socle and flask. And here the filament is absent as superfluous, instead of it there are diodes which in a flash light all around on distance to 30 meters. At the same time, electricity is consumed extremely little, which in combination with solar panels will give an excellent effect - the battery will last not only for the night, but also the reserve will remain, in the case of a very thick cloud layer.