Security Outdoor Lighting Without the Spotlight

One of the many benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your property is added security. Dark yards can be inviting to intruders and give them the cloak of darkness to enter your property and home. Outdoor lighting deters intruders and can minimize the risk of break-ins and other criminal activities, but bright lights can be annoying for homeowners. There are ways to improve your security with outdoor lighting without the problems of bright lights.

Options for Security Outdoor Lighting

The most common security lights are motion-detected spotlights that shine a bright light on anything moving in your yard. While effective, these spotlights can wake you up in the middle of the night for the smallest furry intruder or moving branch. There are other options that can still light up the dark corners of your yard without blasting light that can be distracting.

  • Lamp or decorative lights added on the top of fence posts
  • Under-the-eve lights on your home
  • Sunken lights the emit a glow around walkways
  • Tree lights

These lights can create a glow around your home and property without the aggravating bright light that many security lights can create. When done correctly, outdoor lighting can look beautiful without creating the blinding spotlight that is often used for security purposes. The trick is to find the right combination of lights to dissipate the darkness without creating too much brightness to cause annoyance.

If you want to find the right balance for your outdoor lighting to improve security and safety around your home while still adding aesthetic benefits, talk to your local landscaper. There are many options to create the perfect combination of lighting techniques to give you the results you desire.

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Landscape Innovations
215 Rebecca Ct
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 616-3194

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting is necessary for safety and security around your home, but it does not need to be boring. There are so many options for lighting up your outdoor living space. From colored lights around your pool to spot lights to enhance landscaping features, you can brighten your yard while adding to the beauty of your home. Here are some lighting ideas to make the most of all your property, even in the dark of night.

  • Create a dramatic effect with multiple light levels. There are so many options when it comes to lighting your yard. Combine ground lights with down-lighting and everything in between to illuminate with flare.
  • Highlight your focal points. Lights directed up the trunk of a tree or spot lights on your water feature can make the most of your landscape design. Light up your focal features in your outdoor area so they can be enjoyed at night as well as during the day.
  • Safety and beauty combined. Your walkways need to be illuminated for safety, but this is also an aesthetic opportunity. Classic light posts for your front walkways and well lighting bordering your backyard paths are beautiful and functional.
  • Mood lighting. Modern outdoor lighting comes with many options. Talk to your outdoor lighting installer about dimming and automatic options for your lights. Create a soft light for romantic evenings or brightness for family gatherings.

Don’t settle for boring patio flood lights for your outdoor area. Talk to your local landscape company that offers aesthetic lighting options to give your home a beautiful glow at night. You may be surprised at what can be achieved with a few strategically placed lights for an enhanced outdoor living space.

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Champion Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA
(770) 649-0818

Light Up Your Yard For Winter

With the days becoming shorter and shorter, now is a good time to consider adding extra outdoor lighting. Outdoor lights can be used to illuminate sidewalks and entrances, offering safety and security. Plus, lights can add a beautiful glow outside your home during those long winter nights. Before it gets any colder, now is the time to install your new outdoor lighting.

Choosing Your Outdoor Lights

There are several different types of lights to choose from, depending on how much light you need, where they will be installed and the size of your budget. There are also choices regarding the energy source, with outdoor lights coming in solar, battery-operated, hardwired and plug-in varieties. First, decide what type of light you need.

  • Accent lights. Small accent lights which add a glow to highlight your landscaping offer little in the way of safety or security, but can brighten your yard and have a beautiful effect.
  • Path lights. Adding lights on either side of pathways or sidewalks is important for safety; choose from low, ground-level lights or larger standing fixtures, both of which can be installed along your walkways.
  • Security lights. To add bright light for safety and security around your home, flood lights are the most common option. Many of these can be set on a timer or switch, while others are light or motion sensitive.

To get the most out of your lighting, talk to your local landscaper about ways to incorporate lighting into your outdoor areas. They can offer suggestions and install your lighting for you, ensuring that your outdoor lights will add safety, security and beauty to your outdoor areas.

Posted on behalf of Champion Lawn Care