Post Lights: A Buyer’s Guide

Post Lights: A Buyer’s Guide


Post lanterns are outdoor lights that sit
on top a post or a pier to create additional lighting in outdoor spaces. Post lanterns are available in either post
mount or pier mount styles. Post mount lights typically sit on a slinder, round outdoor post
while pier mount lights sit on top of deck posts or similar surfaces. Post mount lights are often more versatile
because you can place posts anywhere in your yard. Provided that you have enough wire to
connect them to the power source. Pier mount lights are better suited for flanking a deck
or patio using preexisting deck posts. Because of their durability, low-voltage usage
and general weather resistance, post and pier mount lights are a great solution for security
and accent lighting. Most post lanterns are used with standard
120-volt electricity which can plug directly into your home’s electrical source. Some post
lanterns are available in more energy efficient 12-volt versions which require a transformer. If your light spans across a hundred feet or
more your going to need multiple transformers to prevent the light from dimming over that
distance. Post lanterns are available with many different light bulbs types from energy efficient
LEDs to standard incandescent bulbs. Post mount lights are installed on outdoor posts,
with that said the post that the light goes on is uaually sold separately from the light
itself. So, make sure that when selecting a post mount light you also choose a post that
meets your needs. Pier mount lights can be installed on existing deck posts. Make sure
to measure where you’re going to place the pier mount light in order to get the right
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One thought on “Post Lights: A Buyer’s Guide

  1. As a home builder, make sure you clarify with the client which type of light they are requesting, some are not fans of LED lights. 

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