Create beautiful outdoor spaces with perfect lighting from Steltz
As an extension of one’s indoor living, it only makes perfect sense to put the same careful thought in creating al fresco areas where the style and comfort of indoor spaces flow through.
For Jennifer Stelton Jose, president of Steltz, The Gallery, making the perfect outdoor setting can be as simple as knowing what lights to use and where to place them. “Lights can create or enhance a mood while providing added security to your property. There are lights that can be used to illuminate pathways on the ground or high up in the form of lampposts; highlight beautiful landscapes; provide a welcoming glow to an entryway; or create drama to a building or home façade,” she notes.
Because outdoor spaces are exposed to the elements everyday, Stelton says that homeowners should always factor in the brand and quality of lighting fixtures that will be used for this purpose. For one, asking about the IP rating of outdoor lighting products is the first step to making a sound decision.
“IP stands for Ingress Protection which classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion such as dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. The higher the IP rating, the better the protection a product has against rust, corrosion and even electrical malfunction. This is the reason why the brand and quality of the fixture is always paramount,” Stelson points out.
Stetlz, which carries a great selection of unique and elegant lighting fixtures from high-end brands, has a complete line of outdoor lighting systems that not only illuminates outdoor spaces well after dark but also provides elegant accents to any home.
For instance, LEDS-C4, Steltz’s brand partner from Spain, as well as Flos from Italy, have a wide range of decorative outdoor and specialty landscape fittings that can be placed in different areas of the house such as the patio, pool or fountain, at the porch, in the driveway, terrace, balcony or deck. Depending on what the customer wants to achieve, these lights can produce a lovely ambiance at night, add visual effect to flowers and trees, and create bright spaces conducive to entertaining.
Stelton assures customers that investing in the very best quality will save them in the long run. “These brands have years of experience in creating functional, durable, efficient outdoor lighting without sacrificing design. Each fixture has gone though rigorous tests that ensure customers of the quality they are getting, meaning, they can withstand extreme weather changes and other environmental factors.”
Customers may seek the assistance of Steltz for their outdoor projects in the form of recommendations including proper placement of lights, wattage, distance, and finding the right fixture for a desired outcome. The store is also more than happy to recommend designers the company has already worked with in the past to customers looking for landscape architects or consultants.
To know more about Steltz’s outdoor lighting fixtures, visit its store at the 6th floor, East Wing, EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall or browse through their product catalogue at www.steltzinternational.com.