Spending evenings outside on the deck, patio, or screened porch is wonderfully tempting when the weather is pleasant, but proper lighting can be a real problem if you plan to read or do any detail-oriented activities such as needlework or wood working. Seeing clearly what you are doing is important, but bringing an indoor light source outdoors is not a safe idea. Indoor lamps are intended for indoor use, which is why choosing patio lamps for your outdoor spaces is the best choice.
Outdoor patio lamps are made from weather resistant materials, such as heavy-duty resin, powder coated aluminum, or natural-looking PVC wicker, and most come with a weighted base for added stability. The extra weight in the lamp bases comes in handy when you encounter a stiff breeze. Outdoor patio lamps also have weatherproof, grounded cords and plugs. Patio lamps that come with cloth shades are covered in weather resistant fabrics that prevent fading and moisture damage.
The best part about outdoor patio lamps is their appearance — they are just as beautiful and stylish as any indoor lamp. In fact, many homeowners choose to use outdoor patio lamps inside the home as well as outside. No matter where you put a patio lamp, it will safely provide you with the right amount of lighting for whatever project you intend to focus on.