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Outdoor Pole Lights

December 16th, 2010

outdoor-pole-light.JPGMost of us have seen an outdoor pole light at some point in our life, with the possible exception of those who have lived exclusively in remote rural areas. These beautiful lights can be found around many homes in America, and with the new styles and technology they can bring an elegant motif to any home or yard.

This style of lighting dates back hundreds of years to the times when torches were still used to light the walkways and streets. After the Renaissance period, the power source was changed to the longer lasting oil and later to gas. During the 19th and 20th centuries, most pole lamps were switched over to electrical power. In recent times, solar powered lights have begun appearing in the pole style and are being used outdoors.

Once these lights had been placed they were usually anchored down to avoid the danger of fire. Then with the invention of the gas lights and electrical lights it became necessary due to the power source. With the advent of lightweight solar cells, however, it is possible to install them yourself and move them around the yard as needed.

With price tags ranging from $29 to around $700, the elegance of an outdoor pole light is within most budgets. Just don’t expect your walkway or driveway to look like Central Park if you are on the lower end of the financial spectrum. Of course that does not mean you can’t give yourself that look of an upscale point; if you take the time to shop around you may find exactly what you are looking for. The best way to do this is to watch the local ads for discounts and sales. Most of the local home improvement centers will periodically thin out the inventory to make way for the new models, and if you are prepared to make a purchase during this time, it can sometimes save you upwards of 50 percent.

Instillation of your new outdoor pole lights is very basic. You set them where you want, set the timer or detector, and you’re good to go. This also has the disadvantage of the lights being easily carried away. Of course it would be pretty obvious if a thief tried to do this at night with the light blazing, but you still might want to take some precautions to protect your new investment.

Outdoor pole lights can give a drab yard that extra something to get it noticed in the neighborhood. So take the time to decide what the best look is for you. You may even consider talking to some landscaping specialists to receive their opinions on what style of lights might look best for your particular setting.


This article on pole lights was supplied by the freelance writer Blizzerand.


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