Illuminating your outdoor landscape with exterior lighting offers numerous benefits for your home’s value, aesthetic, and security as well as your family’s safety. Plus, with modern technology, it is easy to integrate automatic schedules for worry-free use. Consider the following factors if you’re on the fence about brightening up your outdoor space:
If you’ve spent time and money to have your yard’s landscaping look top-notch, why not make the most of it by showcasing it even after the sun sets? Outdoor lighting can draw attention to significant architecture on your home’s exterior and highlight unique landscaping features, from plants and trees to carefully crafted hardscaping. Lighting around flowing water features, for example, can allow you to enjoy glittering views of these peaceful features even when it’s dark outside. No matter what you choose to showcase, exterior lighting will create a warm and welcoming ambiance for your houseguests, neighbors, and your own family.
Whether you are running a load of groceries in after dark or catching fireflies with the kids, outdoor lighting can help prevent falls and ensure safety. The benefits of well-lit driveways, pathways, stairs, patios, and turf are numerous.
Perhaps you’re a homeowner finishing an outdoor task as the sun-sets or one who enjoys late-night walks with the dog. Even houseguests who are not familiar with your home will maneuver more safely outside with well-lit areas after dark. Landscape lighting can be especially important for little ones prone to tumbles or older homeowners who may not be so sure on their feet anymore. Illuminating outdoor areas that see any amount of foot traffic is a necessary safety measure for anyone who enjoys their outdoor spaces after dark.
Aside from highlighting your landscaping at night and illuminating pathways for safe passage, outdoor landscape lighting can provide enhanced home security. If the exterior of your home is not well lit, it may become a target for burglars and home invaders who will take advantage of shadowed doorways and windows. Outdoor lighting will make your home less vulnerable to break-ins by deterring burglars who will be more fearful of being seen on your property. Plus, you or your neighbors will easily spot trespassers outside from the safety of your home’s interior.
Smart Home Integration
With smart outdoor lighting, all of the benefits discussed so far, are enhanced. With app-controlled outdoor lighting, from brands like Alliance and FX Luminaire, you can easily set schedules and control your lighting from your mobile device. This means you are putting your homes’ security in the palm of your hand. With color-changing options, you can even use your exterior lighting to set the mood for holidays and special events with no extra fuss.
If you are interested in increasing outdoor lighting for any reason, give the Pros a call. Whether a stand-alone property enhancement or a part of a larger backyard overhaul, we can help select the right lighting products and placement for your home’s exterior and handle the installation for guaranteed success.