I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. Her name is Shirley. Shirley is a retired nurse whose husband passed away a few years ago. She lives by herself in a three bedroom brick ranch home a few miles away from me. We met about five years ago when I was doing some volunteer work at the local hospital where Shirley worked.
Every now and then we have Shirley over for dinner. She loves to bake and she always brings something that she baked for desert when we get together. I have to admit that she is a great cook.
When Shirley came over for dinner the other day, we were sitting around the dinner table and she brought up something that she knew I could help her out with. She was explaining how at night when she is at home and has to go outside that it was difficult for her to see her way around her house.
You see, Shirley likes to water her lawn and gardens at night. She went on to say that watering after sundown is better for her lawn and garden, because the water has does not evaporate at the surface as quickly as it does in sunlight. This gives her lawn and gardens a better drink of water, as she put it.
What Shirley was leading up to was some sort of advice for lighting up the outside of her home at night. She wanted to be able to see better and not worry about stepping on her flowers while watering.
The first thought that came to me was outside folding wall lighting. So I asked Shirley if she had any outside wall lighting on her house now. She said she did have a few outside wall lights, but over the years they just stopped working.
So I asked her where these non-working outside wall lights were located. She said she had one on each side of the overhead door of her garage. One wall light on the outside wall along side of her front door and two more outside wall lights on the back wall of her home where her bar-b-q deck is.
She said her main concern was along both sides of her house and not so much the front and rear walls of her home, but that she could replace the old worn outside wall lights that are already there and not operating.
After dinner my husband and Shirley went into our living room to watch some TV. I went off to do some research on Outside Wall Lighting.
My next thoughts were what style of outside wall lighting would go with her light tan brick home. I went to work. Shirley had white vinyl windows around her home, so I was determined to find a style to go with the flow, as they say.
The first outside wall lights I looked at were to replace the lights that were already on her home. For the garage, on both sides of the overhead door, I found the Alexandria White Energy Star Outdoor Wall Light. This wall lamp has a white finish, curved beveled glass, die cast aluminum construction and a motion sensor. These lights will turn automatically on when you pull into the driveway with your car. Also, these lights will automatically turn on when you walk in front of them in your driveway.
Next, I took a look at the outdoor wall lighting fixture on the wall next to her front door. Here I was thinking that the Traditional Estate White Energy Star Outdoor Wall Light or the Richmond Coach White Energy Star Outdoor Wall Light are good choices to pick from. Here Shirley could choose the wall lighting fixture she liked best.
So now I’m thinking about Shirley’s outdoor wall lighting on the back wall of he home lighting up her bar-b-q deck. Here I came up with the Chesapeake One Light Outdoor Wall Lantern in White. This award winning outdoor wall lighting fixture consists of an aluminum body, white finish, clear beveled glass, suitable for wet locations and a beautiful traditional style. Shirley is sure to be pleased with this wall lamp.
Now for the final part of this project, the two side walls of Shirley’s house. If you remember, here is where she wanted enough light so when she waters her lawn and garden at night, she won’t step in her flower gardens.
Then it came to me. On the side walls of Shirley’s house there are presently no outdoor wall lights. Also, there is no electrical wiring running to these walls to hook up any hard wired outdoor wall lighting fixtures.
The answer to this situation came to me. Here the only solution to lighting up the areas surrounding the outside side walls of her home is solar powered outdoor wall lighting. Here all you have to do is simply attach the lighting fixture to the outside wall and let nature do the rest.
I went to work. It didn’t take long before I found a variety of solar powered outdoor wall lighting fixtures. The choices ranged from decorative to flood lighting. I thought to myself that all Shirley really needed to brighten up her outside side walls of her home is a flood light positioned up high in the middle of these two walls. One solar powered wall mounted flood light on the left wall and one on the right wall of her house.
I found the solution to her night lighting problem. It was the Solar System Double Head Flood Light. Put these double headed solar powered flood lights up high enough on each of the walls. Aim them on a downward angle to the left and right and these outdoor wall mounted lights will be able to light the way at night for Shirley.
When my research was finished, notebook computer in hand, I sat down on the living room couch next to Shirley. I presented her with the outdoor wall lighting solutions I found and she was excited. I offered to help her with the installation after she received her shipments of outside wall lighting. This put a smile on her face.