Illuminating exterior spaces or the outside of a building requires special attention to fixture placement, intensity, color, and duration of use to attain a proper lighting design aimed at safety, energy efficiency, and cost reduction.
Certain buildings may require special color rendering needs. Whether it’s contemporary or period architecture, maintain the integrity of the structure by specifying the correct color temperature (Kelvin temperature). A warmer and softer appearance requires about a 3000K-4000K color temperature. A soft contemporary feel would normally require 4100K-5000K. And, when safety is critical you might want to consider 5000K or higher. Selecting an intensity that matches the building’s height and aesthetics is critical to avoid light pollution.