Shinning a Light on Landscape Lighting.
Landscape lighting can have many benefits for your property and for your family. Adding landscape lighting to your home improvement list will provide all of the following:
Enhanced Curb appeal and property value
Outdoor lighting can strengthen the night time beauty of your home by highlighting its distinct features.
Illuminated homes stand out enhancing unique architectural and landscaping features.
Lighting will increase the aesthetic nature of your water feature or custom built stone wall.
Be the envy of the neighborhood, or wow potential buyers when they see how exquisite your home and outdoor space looks at night.
Just like adding features inside the home, lighting outside with a well designed plan will increase the value.
Add Safety and Security
Home exteriors are full of potential dangers, like stairs, drop-offs, lawn furniture, animals and other tripping hazards. Lighting near and around those hazards makes them visible to prevent a fall or other injury.
Lights that illuminate the driveway, walkways and house numbers allow visitors and emergency responders to find your home safely and with ease. Relax comfortably and enjoy the the outside of your house with the security and safety of outdoor lighting
Lights illuminating your home's exterior makes the house less of a target for crimes like vandalism or burglary.
Illuminating dark areas in the landscaping and entrance points, like doors and windows, and around decks and garages, with lights makes it difficult for a potential burglar to break in unnoticed.
When choosing where to place landscape lighting for security, consider the darkest areas of the yard and the places near the home.
Already have landscape lighting on your property?
If your outdoor lighting system was installed more than 5 years ago, it might be time for an energy saving upgrade. Converting your bulbs and controllers to an LED based system will contribute to all of these advantages:
Low voltage LED lighting is energy efficient and can also provide a more modern look to your landscape lighting. If you currently have a halogen system, you may be able to convert it to LED.
LED setups are 90% more efficient than bulbs used in traditional landscape lighting systems.
LED lights last up to 20,000 hours when compared to traditional halogen light bulbs, which last only up to 4,000 hours.
Insect are attracted to halogen light bulbs because they emit more heat and UV light. Switching to LED lights can potentially decrease insect activity.