Back in the day, home exterior lighting was usually nothing more than coach lights that flanked both the left and right sides of front doors across the United States.
And for smaller homes, it usually meant one single overhead light in the soffit above the front door.
Thanks to innovative thinking in both time-tested technology and evolving consumer expectations, outdoor lighting in Cleveland Heights, Ohio neighborhoods is setting a new benchmark with the growing popularity of home exterior uplighting.
WHAT IS UPLIGHTING AND WHY IS IT NOW SO POPULAR?
To understand the concept, first we must look at the light sources.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP) understood that homeowners were looking for a way to achieve three things with lighting outside their homes.
1. Curb appeal
So the first mission at OLP was to create a series of outdoor lighting fixtures that could provide the desired effects homeowners living in Cleveland Heights were looking for.
The first order of business was to create an exterior home uplighting fixture, which we originally called a well light.
Cabled to a low voltage transformer that is usually placed in one’s garage or at the rear of the home, our well light was gently planted inside the landscape surrounding the home exterior.
When activated automatically via self-timing technology, usually at dusk, the well light comes to life emitting the soft glow of energy-efficient illumination.
Deliberately, the well light fixture was designed to be barely noticeable in both its active and non-active states.
Its low to the ground profile allows it to camouflage easily among lawn edges and gardens both in front of and around home exteriors.
EXTERIOR HOME UPLIGHTING EVOLVES TO PRECIOUS METAL HOUSINGS
As time went on and consumer tastes became more sophisticated, exterior home uplighting followed suit with the invention of outdoor lights handcrafted from the precious metals of brass and copper.
The objective here was to allow greater versatility with the light sources as the original well light was fixed in its positioning.
These newer brass and copper fixtures allowed for a more concentrated exterior uplight beam projection when desired, as in illuminating formerly dark and scary spaces around the home.
CURB APPEAL SHINES LIKE NEVER BEFORE WITH EXTERIOR HOME UPLIGHTING
Instead of being lost in the darkness, it is now easy to spot those Cleveland Heights homes with OLP uplighting. These crowning jewels of residential architecture showcase the true beauty of home exteriors virtually lost to the naked eye during daylight.
SAFETY IS JOB ONE WITH OUTDOOR LIGHTING AFTER DARK
Especially now with daylight savings time gone for yet another year, being able to effectively see when outside your home is critically important.
Diffused reflections and residual glow from uplighting gently guides the eye to areas that are safe to walk when outdoors after dark, especially important when walking your pet dog on a daily basis for his or her wandering constitutional.
HOME SECURITY IS PERSONIFIED WITH EXTERIOR HOME UPLIGHTING
Statistics prove and logic suggests that intruders don’t want to be noticed should they approach your house with bad intentions.
With your home exterior surrounded by professionally designed and installed uplighting, it’s like placing a luminescent safety net around your home.
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