As summer approaches, it seems there's no better time to enjoy time outside on your porch. Whether you choose to read out there or enjoy dinner with friends, it's the perfect area of your home to enjoy warmer weather and a few extra hours of sunlight. But, getting the most out of your porch means it should be well lit. Although small candles set quite a romantic mood, they aren't very practical, especially if you are out there socializing, grilling, reading or even playing board games with friends and family. Many interior decorators and lighting experts believe that LED lighting
is one of the best forms of illumination you can have on your porch. Many of these types of fixtures are stylish, and come in a wide variety of colors and materials. One of the benefits of LED illumination is that unlike incandescent bulbs, they are much cooler to the touch. That means that when your curious niece gets the urge to touch that extra-bright and pretty fixture on your porch, you can rest assured she won't end up crying from the burn she's received. Another reason LED lighting is preferable is because the bulbs use less energy than their incandescent counterparts. In fact, LED bulbs can produce 100,000 hours of light, according to LightComp LED Corp. If you and your partner love the look of wall sconces
, you can still install these type of fixtures using LED bulbs. That will give you the best of both worlds: energy efficient bulbs with the fixture style you prefer most. When you are making the decision on how to light your porch, there are so many things to consider. But, one thing's for certain: installing LED bulbs in your fixtures will ensure that you have thousands of hours of cool, natural and soft light that can be enjoyed by anyone.