The outdoor lighting industry is continuously evolving to suit consumer trends and needs. As we prepare for 2022, it's good to take stock of what has changed and what we can expect. Keeping abreast of these developments is especially important if you plan to undertake some home or business renovations in 2022.
Whether you want to beautify a plain garden or a dark porch, here are six lighting trends to pay attention to in 2022. Read on to learn more.
Timeless Lighting Fixtures
If you’re looking to jump on a lighting trend in 2022, consider purchasing lighting fixtures that never seem to go out of style. You want sleek and attractive lighting fixtures made from durable materials—for example, lighting fixtures made from metals like solid sand-cast bronze or brass.
You want your lighting fixtures that tastefully blend into the background—enhancing the ambiance of your home while not taking anything away from the decor. Our Classic CAST Deck Light and MR16 Bullet Light provide a nice example of this timeless lighting design style.
Tree Lights for Aesthetics
Do you have tall trees lining your path? Consider installing a series of our CAST Classic LED Tree Lights, which are excellent for mounting in trees or structures to produce natural downlighting or moonlighting. Such lights can add immediate visual intrigue and drama to your property.
You can enjoy the moonlight effect at any time of year, and it's a terrific solution to help eliminate dark spots on your property. They're also adjustable so that you can alter the effect based on the impact you want to generate.
Classic Path Lighting
If you have a path in your garden, which most of us do, you need to invest in functional and attractive path lighting. After all, no one wants to fall over a stone or walk into a flower bed while trying to get from point A to point B. Installing path lights can help prevent disasters.
Our classic path lights are available in various designs and styles. You can see our Large China Hat Area Path Light in the image above. The solid metal hat ensures the light illuminates downwards, cutting out unwanted glare. CAST provides a range of path lights to fit your architectural style. For example, we also have the Savannah Path Light. You can head over to our website to see the full range of lights.
Year-Round Outdoor Living
Some people feel that the end of summer means the end of outdoor barbecues, parties, and casual get-togethers. However, one lighting trend we’ve noticed reflects a move towards year-round outdoor living. The right lighting plan, along with a heater, can help extend your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces into the fall and winter.
When designing an outdoor lighting plan for your home, consider how you use the property. You need to provide sufficient lighting in the spots where you naturally gather with friends and family. That way, you can extend the use of that space into the evening.
You want your landscape and outdoor living areas to exude a sense of serenity and relaxation, particularly at night. Utilizing lower wattage bulbs that produce a soft glow that helps you relax and adjusting the lighting levels can help you create this ambiance.
Classic Deck Lights
Many families have invested heavily in home improvements since the outbreak of COVID-19. Given that we’re all spending more time around the home, you want to make the space you have more inviting. That includes the outdoor space where you might have added decking, a BBQ area, a swimming pool, or something else to your home.
Installing deck lighting will allow you to make the most of these new living spaces. You can use deck lights to highlight garden walks and frame parts of your yard. In fact, here is a list of ten different ways to light up your deck. You could also consider using dimmers to create the perfect mood for the evening.
Energy Efficient Lighting
Selecting energy efficient lighting is an important consideration for many households and businesses. LED lighting offers improved energy efficiency and a longer lifespan, with new LED bulbs typically lasting 50,000–100,000 hours or more.
Energy efficient lighting will generate cost savings over time. Plus, using less energy and replacing your bulbs less frequently is good for the environment. We’ve noticed that home and business owners seek LED lighting options like our CAST Classic Engineered Wall Lights because of these benefits.
Start the year by updating your outdoor lighting with these 2022 outdoor lighting trends. This guide discussed a few trends to keep an eye on this year. Those trends included choosing lighting fixtures that have a timeless appeal, recognizing the move toward year-round outdoor living and more.
CAST has an excellent landscape lighting collection of classic lighting fixtures for your deck or yard. Our high-quality, dependable lighting fixtures provide dynamic lighting for outdoor areas. Browse our extensive lighting fixtures catalog to give the exterior of your home and your grounds a new look.