A cast iron lamp post is a beautiful lighting accessory for your home. They add a wonderfully traditional feel and are ideally suited to many areas of your property. This type of lighting is sturdy and guaranteed to provide many years of attractive service.
Cast iron lamp posts are infinitely better than the cheaper aluminum varieties sometimes sold by budget online stores and if you buy a quality lamp post, you will be making an investment in a product that will be much admired by your friends and neighbors.
The lamp post needs to be fixed to a solid concrete base due to its weight. Most lamps will come with the holes pre drilled at the bottom, thus allowing you to easily fix them in place using some bolts. In order for the integral light to work, an electricity supply will need to be installed. Most lamps come in a variety of finishes, ranging from gloss black paint, or white paint, or even an alternative color to suit your décor. If you want your lamp post painted pink, then there is no law that says you cannot do so!
A cast iron lamp post will come in a variety of designs. The typical style is that of a post with a single lamp unit at the top, but they are also available with multiple lamp units on branches. The lamp units can either be found in traditional black, or a very distinctive burnished copper or brass. The larger lamp posts provide more light and are very often placed in driveways as opposed to patios and gardens. Not only will this look attractive, it will also provide extra security at night.
An antique cast iron lamp post is a popular choice. These look wonderful on driveways, or at the entrance to your property. This type of lamp post can add a distinguished air to a smaller property, adding a sense of style to an otherwise fairly mundane home. The antique factor is one of the attractive features of these lamp posts as they are always unique, therefore you will never see an identical lamp elsewhere. Replica copies of antique designs can offer a cheaper alternative.
A small Victorian cast iron lamp post is ideally suited to a patio or terrace area of your garden. They provide a stunning focal point for when you choose to entertain. While you and your guests are taking advantage of a balmy summer evening on your terrace, enjoying a nice dry chardonnay while the barbecue cooks some sirloin steaks to perfection, your Victorian lamp post will cast soft light across the garden, illuminating your shrubs and trees perfectly.
You can enjoy your meal while reflecting on where your Victorian lamp might once have stood. Perhaps it was situated in a historic part of London, watching over the elegant ladies and gentlemen as they went about their daily business in Victorian England.
Whatever style you choose, a cast iron lamp post is a great style choice.