What's so great about landscape lighting? Everything! Regardless of the purpose of your outdoor lighting, the benefits are all positive. Today’s homeowners see their landscapes as a source of pride, a refuge for relaxation, and a place to enjoy good times with family and friends. Landscape lighting enhances your home's appearance. The lights make your home and landscaping visible after dark. When properly positioned and professionally installed, landscape lights accentuate architectural features which brings the building and the landscape together for a resort-like feel. Lighting on your patios, decks, walkways, driveway, plants and trees make the most of your landscaping at night. Landscape lighting adds a sense of drama to your landscaping. The lighting makes your house stand out by increasing the curb appeal at night. Your house will appear warm and inviting. In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will draw people in and offer a warm and inviting environment for family and friends.
Extend your living areas by lighting your outdoor landscape. Landscape lighting increases the functionality of your outdoor spaces. With proper lighting, you can use your front and backyard long after dark. Landscape lights provide a large amount of general light to brighten patios, decks, walkways, driveways or any portion of the yard. Lights are a great addition and these areas can become entertainment venues or just relaxing places to unwind or for late night dinners or just gathering with family and friends.
Landscape lights at your home make the house less of a target for crimes like vandalism or burglary. It’s a proven fact that a well-lit landscape will deter potential intruders by eliminating dark areas and shadows that would conceal movement around the property. Lights positioned at entrance points, like doors and windows, will makes it difficult for a burglar to go unnoticed. When people view your well-lit yard, they often interpret your property as cared for and well-maintained. This can discourage trespassing and theft.
The safety of your family and guests when outdoors or entering at home is another benefit of landscape lighting. Home exteriors in the dark are full of potential hazards such as steps, low-hanging or thorny vegetation, abrupt changes in elevation, or debris in a walkway can all be avoided with properly placed landscape lighting. Guests can be safely guided away from hazards and navigate these areas safely. Lights on the driveway, walkways and house numbers makes it easier and safer for visitors to find your home. The more lights the safer your outdoor areas will be.
Landscape lighting not only brings a property to life, it also provides excellent return on investment by creating a stunning first impression when viewed by visitors.
By Gary Duncan