Outdoor lighting can
highlight and add to the exterior of the house.
Especially if glass lights are used outside the house
it enhances the effects created by the lights. A wide
variety of glass is used to make outdoor lights.
Depending on the type of the glass used the appearance
of the exterior can change. Here are a few types of
glass that can be used for outdoor lighting:
Blowing the glass around a mold and then
passing it through an optic box creates the hammered look in
hammered glass. Sandblasting can get the same effect.
When air bubbles or particles are trapped in
glass it is called seedy glass. This glass diffuses light in a
Once the glass is molded it is passed through
rollers and the effect created on hardened glass is like
waves. This is called water glass.
Tiffany-Style or Mission-Style Glass is
colored glass in different attractive pattern that can be used
both indoors and outdoors.
Alabaster glass is molded to look like
alabaster marble. As a result the light is diffused and dim
creating an ambience that is simple and beautiful.
Glass that is either coated or sandblasted is
called frosted glass. This is commonly used in modern
fixtures. When this glass is used in lights it produces
largely, even radiance.