Umbrellas keep you cool and protected from the sun’s rays while you are entertaining on your deck or patio. Patio furniture accessories are available in various styles and designs. For example, umbrellas are featured in side-post and cantilever styles as well as centre-post designs that are made of aluminium. You can also choose from automatic styles and select bases and blocks for wind-up umbrellas. Umbrella lights add a festive accent to your outdoor décor as well.

Cantilever Umbrellas

A side-post or cantilever umbrella provides unobstructed cover while you are lounging or dining beneath the canopy. Some of the features of the umbrellas include wind-up opening and closing and an advanced tilting system design. The tilting system features vertical tilting with a push-button lock configuration and cranking hardware.

Most of the umbrellas can be easily rotated with hand-crank control. Usually, the material used for the canopy is made of a polyester fabric and highlights neutral shades such as natural or taupe. Some retailers sell the umbrellas with a detachable LED outdoor light that comes with a remote control.

The Centre-post Design

A centre-post umbrella is another popular umbrella that is offered at Melbourne outdoor furniture stores. Featuring a wind-up crank, these umbrellas showcase a unique collar for tilting them as you wish. The umbrellas are designed to tilt up to 20 degrees by rotating the collar displayed on the canopy’s housing.

Umbrellas of this type often feature a textured olefin-type fabric in neutral colours, such as champagne, charcoal, black, or taupe. The umbrella also displays a button push and lock and a silver anodised aluminium centre point. A separate protective cover is normally included too.

Automatic Umbrellas

Another choice is the automatic umbrella, which features a remote control option for closing and opening. The canopy can also be operated with a push-button control on the umbrella’s pole. Either control can operate LED lights as well. A plug-in transformer is added for charging the battery inside the pole of the canopy. The automatically controlled shade also displays a telescopic pole. This feature allows the umbrella’s arms to open or close without striking the surfaces of the tables.

Umbrella Lights

Naturally, if you entertain after the sun goes down, you want to make sure you are well-equipped with umbrella lights. For instance, umbrella lights are made for use on both cantilever and centre-post umbrellas. The globes of the light, which are housed inside four reflectors, supply just the right amount of mood lighting while you are relaxing and entertaining guests. The lights come with spring central clips so they can easily affix to centre-post umbrella poles or the drop down light bracket on cantilever shades. According to professionals in the field, the lighting can be installed quickly and easily.

Safe and Aesthetically Pleasing

Usually, lights are powered by 3 AA batteries, which are not included in an order for the lights. When the lights are used, they can last for as long as 40 hours. Both umbrellas and lights are practical with respect to safety, and they are aesthetically pleasing as well.