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Enhance Your Evenings With A Well-Lit Gazebo

Enhance Your Evenings With A Well-Lit Gazebo
As the evenings warm up, there is far more allure to staying outside to enjoy the warmer nights with family and friends. Yet, without the right outdoor lighting, it can be tough to make the most of your backyard.

If you have a gazebo—or plan to get one—it can be an excellent area in your landscaping to add outdoor lighting. So, to help you enhance your gazebo, HedgeHog Electric is here with some suggestions on what kind of lighting options you might want to be installed.

Make A Statement With A Pendant Light

Make A Statement With A Pendant Light
A single pendant light often isn’t enough to light up a regular room. But, given the smaller dimensions of a gazebo, a pendant light can be enough to add enough light and make an attractive visual statement.

You may want to be careful with the height of your gazebo if you do go with a pendant light. Having a table below the light, like pictured above, or having the lowest point at least 6’2″ high, can protect you and your guests.

Post Wall Sconces On The Perimeter

Post Wall Sconces On The Perimeter
Direct lighting may not be the option you want in your gazebo, particularly if the ceiling isn’t that high. Instead, you can opt for wall sconces on the perimeter of your gazebo to provide the light you need.

This lighting option is best if you want your gazebo lights to do double-duty as a light source for the rest of your backyard. Though, for your neighbors’ sakes, it is best if you have high enough walls or foliage that your lights won’t disturb them.

Opt For Recessed Lighting

Opt For Recessed Lighting
For more structured gazebos, like the outdoor kitchen gazebo pictured above, recessed lights can be the best option. These lights are unobtrusive when it comes to the structure itself, but you can have more lights placed to get the best illumination possible.

It is best if the ceiling is finished. Otherwise, the can light casings will be visible, which isn’t a very polished look.

Go For Grand Style With A Chandelier

Go For Grand Style With A Chandelier
Much like with a pendant light, a chandelier can make a stylish statement. Depending on the style of chandelier, you can go high glam or more functional. Either way, the main benefit of choosing a chandelier over a pendant light is multiple light bulbs included with a chandelier, contrasting with the single pendant light bulb.

Much like the pendant light, you will want to be careful when it comes to the height of your chandelier. However, there are chandelier configurations that don’t hang down that low, so for lower gazebo ceilings, that may be your best option.

Light Up The Area Around The Gazebo

Light Up The Area Around The Gazebo
Maybe you don’t want direct light in your gazebo, but you still want some light to help you keep an eye out for nighttime pests. Instead of having lighting installed in your gazebo, you may want to consider landscape lighting.

There are many outdoor lighting options to help make your backyard more navigable and more comfortable for your evening use. Whether you go with solar path lights or have hardwired lighting, there are plenty of options to investigate.

Choose Minimally-Designed Lighting

Choose Minimally-Designed Lighting
To avoid disrupting the lines of your gazebo, go with minimally-designed lighting, like the small wall sconces pictured above. Sconces are used both in indoor and outdoor settings and in a small structure like a gazebo, a few well-placed sconces can make a huge impact.

This style may work better with square gazebos, as it is easier to proportionally have the lights spaced out, while a round gazebo might be more tricky.

String Up Some String Lights

String Up Some String Lights
Of course, you don’t have to go with installed lighting options. Twinkly string lights are a charming option when it comes to lighting up your gazebo, provided you have available outdoor outlets.

If you don’t already have outdoor outlets, or they aren’t near your gazebo, you can utilize our outlet installation services to have convenient electrical power available to power your string lights.

For help installing your gazebo lighting, or other associated electrical needs, feel free to contact us to start working with friendly, licensed electricians.

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