Where To Hang Outdoor Lanterns
Hanging lanterns are designed to be hung from a ceiling in porches, exits and conservatories.
There are 3 main categories of wall lantern;
- Up lanterns, that point upwards
- Down lanterns pointing downwards
- And half lanterns designed to fit flush to the wall
Many lantern styles will blur the boundaries of where they sit e.g.some up lanterns look like half lanterns, but these are the general rules and terminologies that we use.
Post & Bollard Lanterns
Bollard lanterns are designed to be floor mounted or on the top of walls, these are small vertical lanterns that look great in a hard landscaped gardens, pathways and driveways. Post lanterns are longer than bollard lanterns and are normally mounted directly on the path, drive or garden.
All manufacturers will quote an IP rating, e.g 'IP44'. The first number means dust ingress, the 2nd number means water ingress. For lights mounted outside the second number should be a minimim of 4. For more information please see our guide IP ratings.
Coastal Areas have salt in the air and are harsh environments for anything with metal inside that will corrode. Exterior lights should be either marine grade stainless steel, polycarbonate or plastic. Dont cut a corner and go for the cheapest plastic as they will not last in this environment.
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