Halloween Landscape Lighting is
Great Fun for the Family
By Carey Dodson
Halloween Means Time for Creativity
Halloween is a fun time for everyone. But it can also be a fun and creative time for the whole family. It's estimated that 50% of Americans alone will decide to do some Halloween decorating but if you are one of the ones that haven't decorated your house before, maybe this is your year to give it a shot. There are some great ways to make your home appear very scary for not a lot of money. Plus, it is a terrific activity for the whole family. Here are some different ways for creating a scary but fun Halloween landscape.
Light strings are a good starting point when thinking about Halloween lighting. They come in a variety of colors such as orange, black, green and purple as well as other colors and they are relatively inexpensive. They are also available in different Halloween shapes like pumpkins, goblins, ghosts and candy corn. They can be hung from trees and shrubs, strung along fences or attached to the eaves of the house.
Led lighting is another example of Halloween lighting and also is substantially cheaper than
traditional lighting because it uses much less energy. Many Halloween lights now offer flashing or pulsating LED lights and come in many vibrant colors. You can also buy LED up lighting with colored lenses to help create the mood. LEDs are now available in string lights, candle lights and even costume lighting.
Solar lighting has developed to a point where it has become comparable in quality and light output to other types of traditional lighting. Solar lights require no electricity because they store sunlight during the day and use it to generate its own electricity. In addition, they come in Halloween shapes like pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls and lots of other frightening shapes.
Another option is to use projection lighting to project frightening images on to your house, sidewalks or other media.
A terrific way to add some fun without breaking the bank is replace your outdoor light covers with spooky Halloween covers. You can get them in a variety of colors and frightening shapes quite often for under $10. They are temporary cover so you can pull them off, store them and use them again next year.
When it comes to Halloween lighting, a popular choice for many people is the black light. They produce a dark purple glow after the sun goes down and highlights costumes and makeup that are fluorescent. You can buy black lights by themselves and replace existing outdoor lights or buy them with complete with a fixture.
Stand alone lighting is another great option at Halloween. These are decorative Halloween themed pieces that you place in the yard and have and have a lighting component to them. They may include pumpkins, lighted Halloween trees, tomb stones, ghouls, goblins or any number of different themes.
Take this as a great opportunity to bond with your family! Pick a day and spend a few hours going to the store together to pick out your lights and have fun with Halloween lighting.
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