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August 12, 2017 18:05

Street lighting of a country house - a device , the choice of lamps and tips

Given the remoteness of many individual sections of the settlements and, as a rule, very poor lighting centralized territory (and sometimes complete lack of it), it is advisable not to rely on the local authorities and solve the problem of street lighting at home yourself.Especially since the owners never get used to do everything with their own hands.

Independent water supply, sewerage and so on - not a rarity not only for suburban arrays, but also for the suburban settlements.The question is - what lights to buy?Much depends on whether the site or e-electrified / supplies provided by an independent source.


is necessary to bear in mind that the correct choice of type and the rational distribution will allow to solve several problems at once:

  • make your stay more comfortable in the country;
  • and households to protect themselves from possible injuries in the dark as you move through the site;
  • cool "fervor" fans profit at the expense of others.

For some, this is an opportunity to stand out among the rest of the owners, a way to emphasize the "feature" section of originality.

Types of lamps


used usually for sectoral (zonal) lighting - front door, the approaches to the building (garage, shed, etc.).

2 For example, the German model of "Mercury".Weight - about 1 kg under the lamp at 70 watts.Price - 2500 rubles.

product from the same manufacturer 95 Watt (2.1 kg).Estimated cost - 3250 rubles.


From the title it is clear that they are mounted on the "legs".Their range is small, so they are more suited to lighting the garden paths, ponds and pavilions (on the perimeter).

Model "Pluton" at 40 watts.Price - 2345 rubles.

on poles (pillars)

These luminaires are designed for sufficiently large areas.The particular pattern depends on the size of the illuminated area.

Lamp "Burgos" with a total capacity of 285 watt lamp is 13 440 rubles.



In fact, this portable lighting options.They can be installed on the ground, for that they have pointed feet-stand.There are models that are equipped with a "clip", "ears" and so on.They can hang in the trees, bushes or high wire.They feed by solar panels (separate or built-in).

With varieties sorted out, move on to more "subtle matter" and look at what you should look for when choosing a reliable street lamp for a country house.

Housing material

specifics of operation (outdoors) imposes additional requirements for strength and durability.If the plastic is hard enough, if the metal, it is not amenable to corrosion (aluminum, cast iron, "galvanizing" or a more expensive copper).



should pay attention to the «IP» abbreviation in the accompanying documentation.It shows the degree of protection device against dust and liquids.Classification of sufficiently large, so we can restrict such recommendation - for the street, it is desirable to buy devices with numerical indicator not less than 54 .For example, lighting, marked as IP65, totally impervious neither dust nor rain jets, under whatever angle they did not fall on him.


lamps for street lighting are considered optimal halogen and fluorescent.But often consumers prefer LED lighting, which has recently replenished the market (and are gradually replacing energy-saving lamps).They are characterized by high reliability and their high price is offset by long life.


several variants:

  • by e-mail / network (or via the transformer 12).But constantly "chasing" independent generator just for lighting the territory does not make sense;
  • by solar panels.They may be built or kept separate from the device.The latter option is preferable as it allows to focus on the elements of the heavenly bodies, for maximum battery charge.

Howes Well, such things as the design concept, various light diffusers, color or shape of the lamp - it is at the discretion of the owners.

It should be noted that the exemplary devices are just examples.The range of street lighting is so huge, and so manufacturers often supply the market novelties that focus the reader on specific samples just does not make sense.The main thing - to know what and for what purposes it is best suited.Based on this, and should look for certain patterns.

Useful tips

  • choosing and locating devices, you need to take into account the ease of lamp replacement.
  • If it is decided in separate places to put lamps, solar-powered, it is advisable to think about the prospect of replacing them by email / devices.For ever and on our street (if unavailable) will be centralized electric / supply.Convenient and whether it will be possible to dig trenches and engage in cabling?