A lighting plan or lighting system is important to the interior of a home, but it is also the same for the exterior of the home, but oftentimes, this is overlooked by many homeowners. Lighting on the outside tends to improve security and safety for the homeowner. It also highlights and enhances the outdoor living space, cherished plants, and trees as well as architectural features
of your home.
When you add lights to your outdoor landscape project, it can truly augment the look of your home at nights, especially when you accurately implement them. When lighting is included in your landscape, it makes for easy movement around the yard during the nighttime without having to risk stumbling around in areas where it is poorly lit.
Safety and Security
Properties that are accented with the appropriate lighting have been proven to offer an additional sense of security. In addition, outdoor areas that are well lit are often a deterrent to intruders and criminals who will think twice about approaching a home. If a property is too dark, it can pose several security risks for the homeowner, visitors, and the family members. When a stairway and walkway is not properly lit, it is difficult to spot obstructions in your path and you may not be able to see as well where you are going. You, your family, or your guests could have a severe fall and subsequent injuries.
Stairway and Walkway Lights
Therefore, it is a benefit to the homeowner to install stairway and walkway lights to the home’s exterior to improve visibility when it gets too dark to see. Homeowners have several available options for lighting up the outdoor space. This ranges from ornamental fixtures and lights blending into the landscape.
Installation of Path Lights
You should also consider installing path lights along the stairways and walkways. These are available in a wide range of finishes and styles. You would choose them according to your personal taste and style.
One other option is post lights, which provides sufficient lighting around the walkway area and could possibly, coordinate well with the home’s exterior décor. Lights around the driveway can also be a great addition in keeping visitors and family safe when entering the home. It improves the visibility of anyone driving up to the home.
Every homeowner should install security lights to deter criminal activities after dark. There are several available products that homeowners can choose from. All of these products are excellent additions to securing your home with landscape lighting.
If you wanted to place emphasis on targeted areas, then flood lights will be the ideal choice. Flood lighting will illuminate any corners, crevices, and niches that are not easily accessible. These are prime locations where criminals may hang out. Try not to use too many flood lights, though, because you don’t want to flood your entire neighborhood. You could also opt to add motion sensors, which detect unwanted intruders and will immediately turn the flood lights on.
Are you ready for landscape lighting to improve the safety and security of your home? Then, it is time to speak to a company that specializes in installing landscape lighting. Contact My Landscaper
today to discuss your lighting needs. You can call 720-882-5772
to schedule a sit-down consultation.