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Wishing You a Safe and Bright Halloween

With costumed kids and lots of candy, Halloween surely is a fun holiday, but with nights starting earlier, it’s important to make sure trick-or-treaters are safe as they go from house to house.

The house I grew up in had a long brick front walkway that wasn’t completely level. Even with our coach lights on, visitors couldn’t clearly see where they were stepping. It was the perfect example of an outdoor space that needed outdoor Halloween lighting, not only for decoration, but also for safety. While red, green and white string lights are popular forms of Christmas lighting, there are orange and purple lighting for Halloween. My dad would line our walkways with orange string lights. They added some festivity to our home, but they also provided enough light that all of the trick-or-treaters would know where they were stepping and wouldn’t trip and fall.

halloween ghost lighting fixture
If you don’t have efficient walkway and path lighting, you may want to add some fun outdoor Halloween lighting for the holiday. String lights are just one way to do it. You can also put up Halloween lighting displays. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we have a wide variety of shaped displays including jack o’lanterns, witches, ghosts and more. The outdoor led lights are energy efficient and durable to stand up against any harsh elements and can be used year after year.

Trick or Treaters may also need lighting while walking from house to house. Take my neighborhood for example. While my house has outdoor lighting, the streets don’t have lights and no sidewalks. That means that those cute kids in costumes have to walk in the street. Luckily, there are costume ideas and other novelties that include lighting to make sure that passing cars see them. For example, some kids’ costumes are incorporating lights right in the costume fabrics.

Other parts of the costume can incorporate light as well, like a wand. Every witch, wizard or princess has a wand. Why not have a wand that lights up?

And lastly, glow sticks and flashlights are easy simple ways to make sure that your Halloween stays safe and fun. From everyone at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are wishing you a happy and bright Halloween.