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Towson, MD, Homeowners: Do Your Walkways Go Dark at Night?

For the safety of your guests, older relatives and anyone who can be absent-minded from time to time, you need to focus on the walkways and paths around your yard. Small details like this don’t usually get a homeowner’s undivided attention. The great thing is you don’t have to spend a lot of time on it. Just turn this issue over to us, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Baltimore, and we’ll take care of it for you.

Issue? What issue? you ask. Safety at your home is a very important issue! If your walkways, paths and steps are going dark after sunset, you do have a safety issue on your hands, but it’s one that can be resolved easily.

The Best Walkways are Level, Smooth and Well-Illuminated

Let’s get down in the dirt and look closely at the paths and walkways around your home. If they are made of bricks or pavers, are all of the bricks or pavers level and smooth? Are they flush with the ground or do any of them sink into or rise above the surface of your yard? If you have any stepping stones in your yard, those deserve careful inspection, too, because they can shift. We recommend doing anything you can do to eliminate tripping hazards at your home.

Do you have any lighting around your walkways and paths? Path lighting is a form of landscape lighting that serves a dual purpose. Not only does path lighting increase the safety of your walkways and paths, it also shows off your shrubs and plants along the way. As part of an overall outdoor lighting plan, path lighting combines with other landscape lighting techniques to show off your yard at night.

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Make Outdoor Pathway Lighting in Towson, MD, Part of Your Overall Lighting Design

While it may seem easy enough to purchase some path lights and plant them along your driveway and walkways, outdoor pathway lighting in Towson, MD, is better left to the professionals. There are two scenarios in which do-it-yourself pathway lighting will make your yard look like an airport runway. One is if you arrange your lighting in a straight line on both sides of your path, and the other is if you have no other landscape lighting in your yard. To avoid this unfortunate effect, call in a professional outdoor lighting specialist to design your lighting.

When you hire Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Baltimore to provide outdoor lighting at your home, we always include path lighting in the mix. We are very serious about your family’s safety, and that of your guests. At the same time, we will custom design an overall lighting plan for your yard that balances pathway lighting and other forms of landscape lighting. The combined result will give you a subtly illuminated yard that shows off the best elements of your landscape while increasing path safety, too.

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You’ll Love Our Attractive High-Quality Fixtures and Energy-Efficient LED Lighting

Another reason you want your outdoor lighting designed and installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Baltimore is because of the type of lights and fixtures we use. None of the pathway lighting you can find in your home improvement stores meets our quality standards. We only work with handcrafted copper and brass fixtures that stand up to any weather conditions. They will not corrode, peel or chip like aluminum or other metal fixtures. Our outdoor lighting fixtures develop a weathered patina that blends in with your landscaping.

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Also good to know, the LED lights we use are 80% more energy efficient that halogen lights so your electricity bills will not skyrocket. You may find older, outdated LED lights in the store, but we use only the latest technology. Today’s LED lights are much improved over those available a few years ago (and probably still on the store shelves). And while halogen bulbs usually need to be replaced about every year, the LEDs we use will last from 5-10 years.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Baltimore is the most trusted pathway lighting installation company in Towson, MD, give us a call at (410) 346-9443 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you soon!