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Which lanterns are best to buy?

When it comes to outdoor lighting, it’s about that mutually beneficial relationship between visibility and security. You want to be able to light the number of your house on the wall outside, walkways, front and back entrances — and while you’ve put in a great deal of work finessing your home’s look and feel, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have options in the way you want to light the exteriors, right? Cue lantern lights

Lanterns are a great way to provide both light and ambiance throughout specifically chosen outdoor spaces. With matching lantern lights at specific points (think outside your front wall, at points along the pathway to your front door, at the front door, on pillars along your outside patio, etc.), you’re guaranteeing visibility with a quaint sense of cohesive style to your lighting aesthetic. 

Durability 

As most outdoor lanterns are placed in open-air settings, you’ll want to be sure of their durability for these conditions. BUCO’s range of leading brands Eurolux and Gorilla guarantee you a variety of styles, colours, and pricing options to suit your taste and budget. 

Don’t go too bright 

Remember that lighting is about your taste and the vibe you’re looking to create. Don’t feel like you should have to over-light your exteriors; slightly lower wattage bulbs actually create adequate light in the dark while contributing to a wonderfully relaxing ambiance too. It would be better to consider more than one set of lantern lights per area rather than thinking you should have one with an extremely bright bulb in it. 

Fluorescent vs Lantern Lights 

Fluorescent lights have a whole different sense of appeal and purpose (check out that category too if that’s what you’re in the market for), but are better for areas like garages, warehouses, and sometimes kitchens or even under countertops. While you’re looking for outdoor nighttime appeal, outdoor lanterns are a great, safe bet! 

Please remember that working with electrical appliances and currents may be dangerous. We urge you to follow all guidelines and precautions while handling any electrical appliance, or consulting a professional whenever you may be unsure. 

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