The weather is warming up and soon you’ll be spending more time outside. You’re better able to enjoy evenings on your deck or patio when you have a light source. Here are 5 options to light your outdoor spaces.

Light Your Outdoor Spaces with Motion-Sensor Lights

Motion-sensor lights boost safety and home security while lighting up your outdoor living spaces. These types of lights conveniently turn on anytime someone steps out onto the deck or patio. You won’t have to fumble for a switch in the dark or plug a cord into an outlet. They are especially useful for homes with elderly family members and children.

String Lights

There is much more to string lights than the classic holiday look. You can find strings of paper lanterns, large round bulbs, tiny lights, and many more shapes and designs. Using string lights to light up your deck or patio creates a festive and welcoming space.

Fire Pit or Chiminea

An open flame isn’t suitable for all outdoor living spaces, but a fire pit or chiminea can be used on most open-air patios safely. Open flames should be kept at least 10 feet away from your house, trees, and other structures. Always supervise a lit fire pit or chiminea and make sure it is out completely before you retire for the night.

Use Tiki Torches to Light Your Outdoor Spaces

Tiki torches are another light source with an open flame, so they should be used with caution. Keep the torch 10 feet away from vegetation and structures. Make sure that the base of the torch is firmly secured in the ground so that it cannot topple over. You can also find tabletop tiki torch lanterns that burn the same type of mosquito-repelling oil.

Solar Lights

Solar lights come in many forms, like stake lights, string lights, and mounted lights. Solar stake lights work well for lining walkways and turn on automatically every night at dusk. Solar string lights can be used in trees and gardens that are far from outlets. Mounted solar lights are a great way to illuminate the steps leading to a deck or porch. Just attach them to the face of the step and they’ll light the way after dark.

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