23 May Outdoor Lighting Benefits
Spring and summer are here which means you will be spending time outdoors entertaining family and friends. Outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscape areas, walkways, and entertainment areas will enhance everyone’s experience. No matter where you are sitting outside on a deck or patio or you wish to place a spotlight on a specific area of your yard, outdoor lighting can serve these purposes.
You must consider what you need and how you will use the lighting to make sure that you select lighting with the features you desire. There are many benefits of functional outdoor lighting, find the lighting fixtures that will add beauty, function and safety to your outdoor areas.
Outdoor lighting should emphasize safety, atmosphere, function, and of course fun.
Outdoor Safety Lighting:
Outdoor lighting can add safety in a variety of ways. Light walkways to ensure that people navigate these areas safely. Use zone lighting to illuminate areas of your yard and landscape for nighttime use. Zone lighting can be effective for lighting a patio, deck, garden, pool area or outdoor seating area. Illuminate sidewalks, driveways, garages and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark. The more lights, the safer your outdoor areas will be.
Outdoor Security Lighting:
A well-lit landscape and yard presents a feeling of security and care. When you keep your outdoor areas lit well, you present a feeling of caring and involvement. When people view your well-lit yard, they often interpret your property as cared for and well maintained. This can discourage trespassing and theft.
Install lights with motion detectors so they turn on when motion activates them. A dark yard can be splashed with bright lights when someone walks through your yard. This can be helpful to keep people safe in your home and it can also deter would be criminals from trespassing.
Ambiance and Comfort:
Expand your living areas by lighting your homes outdoor landscape. If you have a deck or patio with seating, add comfortable lighting to enable you to use these areas after dark. The ambiance of outdoor seating can be pleasant, especially when you have attractive outdoor lighting that adds to your outdoor decor. Use a combination of lighting as well as lights installed on outdoor structures to illuminate your seating areas to create ambiance.
Showcase and highlight specific areas of your landscape with decorative lighting. By installing up-lights around your landscape in various spots, you pull the eye to these areas and display them attractively. Landscape lighting is an effective way to display planting areas or flower gardens. Install mood lighting along outdoor buildings to add pleasant splashes of light in your landscape. You can even add low-voltage exterior lights to trees and shrubs outdoors to illuminate planting areas and add beautiful accents to your exterior areas.
Enhanced Curb Appeal:
A well illuminated home presents a cared for impression to your neighbors. Your house will be warm and inviting. In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will draw people in and offer a warm welcome for family and friends.
Painting with Light:
Now the creative fun can begin to light the outdoors of your home with the basics taken care of. Lighting can be used to splash across desired areas of your property the way an artist paints on a canvas. You can design a breathtaking nighttime scene with light.
No matter the purpose of your outdoor lighting, the benefits are all extremely positive. Increasing safety and security to creating a warm and inviting environment, adding outdoor lighting will enhance the beauty of your home.