Fluorescent Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

Patio lighting is crucial for enjoying your outdoor patio space after dark. When you’re considering what to install, think about both functionality and aesthetics.

First, the practical stuff. What will you use your outdoor patio for at night? Entertaining? Cooking? Relaxing with a book? Will you need a light strong enough to read by? Do you need spot lighting near the barbecue?

Outdoor patio backyard lightingSecond, the look. Do you fancy no-frills plain white lighting? Something flamboyantly eye-catching or something discreet? Do you want coloured lights?

Florescent lighting designed for exterior use offers a variety of options. Have a look at the Clipsal range for some ideas. This kind of outdoor patio lighting is suitable if you want constant lighting for long periods because it’s energy efficient and minimises costs. It comes with a choice of bar, square or circular housing. It’s a no-frills basic system for patio lighting.

ANL Lighting have a series of weatherproof batten type fluorescent lights for outdoor use. The T5 series features electronic allast and ultrathin tubes for energy saving and easy installation. The product is proofed against dust and standard water jets.

The T8 series has similar features but acrylic diffusers and tri-phosphor tubes are also available. The T5 and T8 emergency battens stay on even if there’s a power failure. This might be a consideration if you live in thunderstorm or cyclone-prone areas where power cuts are likely in an emergency situation.

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