Benefits of Landscape Lighting
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Landscape lighting can be the difference between a hot pizza delivered to your door and the delivery person tripping over your front steps and dropping the pizza. But it’s not all about safety. Outdoor light can also give your yard a luxurious feel. Imagine summer nights under twinkling lights on your patio or the welcoming glow of a ceiling fixture above the front door. Let’s take a look at how outdoor light designs can be an asset to your family and property.
The Pros of Adding Outdoor Lighting to Your Home
In addition to putting a spotlight on anyone with criminal intentions, outdoor lighting increases curb appeal, lights up walkways for safety, and enhances outdoor living areas.
Outdoor Lights Improve Safety
A dark property poses several safety risks. When walkways and stairs are not lit properly, it’s hard for families and visitors to see where they’re going and spot any obstacles in the way. That’s when trips and falls happen. Subtle lights can be incorporated into the landscaping around your patio or front steps, giving it a rich feel along with enhanced safety.
Outdoor lighting can also help deter crime since the last thing burglars want is a spotlight shining on them while they attempt to enter your home or car.
Makes The Home Look and Feel Inviting
Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to look utilitarian or harsh. Soft exterior lighting can look pleasing and inviting when done right. A landscape lighting designer will work with you to design an outdoor lighting solution that works for your home.
The average cost of outdoor light installation is between $2,000 and $4,500, depending on the type of lights and where it is located. You can DIY landscape LED light installation to enhance your outdoor living space if you feel comfortable.
Path Lights Illuminate the Way
You can install path lights along your walkways to illuminate the way to the door and reduce the risk of tripping. You can also add path lights along the driveway to help drivers better see the boundaries.
Path lights come in various styles to match your home’s personality. They can be low to the ground or raised up on posts. Post lights illuminate more areas, so you don’t need as many. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, consider raising your lights on posts, so you still get the benefit even when snow piles up. Professional light post installation costs an average of $1,000, and the biggest cost factor is the distance from the house.
Floodlights Work Great with Motion Sensors
As their name suggests, floodlights will flood the area with light. Motion sensors commonly trigger floodlights to light the way for residents taking out the recycling or visitors looking for the door.
They are also good at warding off uninvited intruders since they illuminate all the nooks and crannies surrounding your house. You can also choose to operate floodlights with a switch to light up your yard for outdoor gatherings or after-dark basketball games in the driveway.
Outdoor lighting is a powerful way to unlock the hidden beauty of your landscape, hardscape, and home. Whether it’s uplighting and downlighting, pendant, architectural, pergola, structural, or hardscape lighting, Nurney Landscape and Design is here to guide you through the process of your landscape lighting project. Contact us today.