The latest trend in landscaping is outdoor lighting. Modern lighting systems are not only a smart investment but can dramatically improve the landscape. A professionally installed and maintained lighting system will increase the beauty and safety of a home along with adding to the home’s value. The dramatic transformation in the look and ambiance of your home will be readily apparent after outdoor lighting is installed.
Outdoor Landscaping Options
While there are many options when it comes to outdoor lighting the use of low-voltage systems save on energy costs and is generally much safer than higher-voltage units. No matter what type of installation is recommended get ready to enjoy the yard and landscape like never before.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting Benefits
There are many benefits to adding outdoor lighting to homes. The following list, while not comprehensive, touches on the main advantages of installing outside lights:
- Security – Illuminating outdoor areas cuts down or eliminates places to hide. Anyone wanting to create mischief is dissuaded from doing so. Lighting is one of, or maybe the best way, to secure your outside areas.
- Safety – After the sun goes down it’s often too dark to navigate. Lighting up the area makes it safe for everyone to move around. The safety of family, friends and guests is of prime importance at all times at your home.
- Usability – More of a yard can be used after it’s lit up. Decks, patios and other recreational areas can be used as much after dark as when the sun is up.
- Beauty – Lighting can be used to accentuate the architecture of your home. Dramatic lighting displays can highlight a fountain, statue, tree or any other feature or object in the yard. Showcase that special object in the yard with expertly-placed lighting while setting apart your home from your neighbors.
- Economy – If low-voltage systems are used they are generally less expensive to install and less costly to run and maintain. These savings can be dramatic in the long run.
Outdoor lighting is a great way to enhance your home. Whether for safety and security or more usability and beauty, lighting up a landscape can dramatically alter the look and feel of a homestead. A yard can go from a little-used and unsafe area to an area that is enjoyed by family and friends. A professionally installed landscape lighting system will also improve the value of your home.