Walking outside and seeing a tastefully chosen light gracing the walkway, entrance, or the sidewalk can literally help brighten your night. In addition to the lighting, there are safety benefits as well. Thieves and other threats to your peace of mind typically do not want to be seen, so when you cast a light on them, they shrink out of the way—and out of your life. When it comes time to choose the right lighting for your needs, there are a few things you want to keep in mind.
Getting the Right Size Globe
In order to make sure the lighting solution looks its best, you will need to get the right size globe. To measure the diameter of the globe, you just have to measure the distance around it and then divide that by 3.14. You may remember this from math class while you were in school. The 3.14 is pi, and that’s used to figure a variety of measurements of things that have a round shape. If you have a hard time getting a tape around the globe, you can use a ruler to make a straight line from the edge of the globe, and then measure straight out to that from the center. You can then multiply by two and also by 3.14.
Polycarbonate vs. Acrylic
Acrylic is known for the way it conveys light in a brilliant and dramatic way, giving you the kind of shine you need to really provide some lift to your property. The surface of acrylic is extremely hard, which allows it to maintain its qualities for years on end.
Polycarbonate is particularly known for its durability. If you have a polycarbonate globe for your outdoor post lighting and it gets bumped, it is very unlikely to crack or break. This holds true even at extreme temperatures. They can withstand temperatures as high as 257 degrees Fahrenheit. An acrylic globe will only be able to consistently handle operating temps at around 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
For your outdoor post lighting needs, you can reach out to Lamp Post Globes. We have all of the globe choices you could possibly need, and can help you choose the right ones. We also have years of experience that we can use for your benefit. You can learn more at our website or by giving us a call at 1-800-665-3594.