Illuminate Your Property With Outdoor Lighting

January 22, 2019

Illuminate Your Property With Outdoor LightingWhen the sun goes down, do shadows overtake your property? If so, it may be time to consider new outdoor lighting. From spotlights to wall wash lights, the addition of new light fixtures can take your home’s outdoor safety, security and appeal to the next level.

Light Up Your Walkways

You don’t want to trip and fall on your way into the house, and you don’t want your guests to do so, either. Therefore, lighting your walkways and steps is a must. You should also have lights that lead from your driveway, garage or carport up to all your entryways. Post lights are a popular eye-catching accent with which to line a walkway, or you can install subtle recessed lighting. Whichever fixtures you choose, be aware that modern LED bulbs are significantly brighter per watt than incandescent systems, providing plenty of lumens to guide you outdoors at night. And while being much more energy efficient, LED bulbs also last years longer than those old-style incandescents.

Keep Your Home Secure

Intruders appreciate dark homes with shadows in which they can lurk outdoors around the house as they prepare their mischief, but a well-lit home – indoors and out – may encourage them to stay far away. Well-located lighting in both the front yard and backyard, and in some cases even around sides of the house, will enhance security when you’re asleep or away from home. If you have a detached garage, studio, shop or office, these are also places where it makes sense to consider adding additional outdoor lights. And you don’t need to have them turned on all night long unless you want to – or need to navigate some incomprehensible timer system: There’s an increasingly wide variety of user-friendly, modern motion sensor systems available, easy to program and which of course can be set to flip your floodlights ‘on’ whenever a presence is detected nearby.

Draw Attention to Your Property

In addition to serving very practical purposes, outdoor lighting also contributes to the overall look of your home. In modern jargon, this is referred to as ‘curb appeal.’ Illumination helps people see the care and attention that you’ve invested in your property, and it can also contribute to your overall landscaping design. Barn lights and coach lights are some of the most popular looks for attached lighting. Another type of attached fixture are wash lights, which can light up and make aspects of your home clearly visible from the road, highlighting certain architectural features. While we’re not ones to judge if this is a good thing or not, it is a popular trend. Or, you may choose to opt for spotlights that draw attention to other favorite areas, such as an attractive garage door or well-planned landscaping. The combinations of outdoor lights that you can devise are nearly limitless.

Rely on the Pros

Installing new outdoor lighting properly and safely requires the expertise of a professional electrician who has the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. In the Boulder and Denver metro area, you can rely on the services of Save Home Heat Company, a licensed member of Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain, for all your home lighting and electrical needs. Give us a call today, or keep us in mind for any projects or repairs that come your way!

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