A homeowner could have outdoor lights installed for a variety of different reasons. These could range from enhancing the overall beauty of the home to providing an opportunity for residents to spend quality time together under a starry night sky. What homeowners may not realize is that outdoor lighting can also increase security for their property. Below are three outdoor lighting ideas from an article on Memetics.com that anyone can apply to ensure their relatives and guests are always safe on their premises.
One idea is to use outdoor lighting to create safe pathways. Lit paths are used to indicate safe routes to and from the home. This can be especially helpful if the route crosses through gardens or extensive landscaping. If homeowners hold parties in their backyard at night, well-lit pathways create visible boundaries between walk-able areas and areas that should be avoided. Pathway lighting is designed to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring on your property.
Another idea is to apply outdoor lights that will prevent vehicle damage. Outdoor lighting installed in the right places can minimize the chance of damage done to people and to your property. Homeowners who back a car into a poorly lit driveway might hit some part of the house or someone that they couldn’t see in the driveway. Outdoor lights or low path lights will eliminate this problem by illuminating the driveway leading into the garage.
Another great technique is to apply an outdoor lighting system specifically designed to deter criminals. Burglars usually operate at night and target homes that are not well lit. Lights can be strategically installed outside a home to illuminate dark areas where burglars might like to hide. Rich Young from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives notes that using LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights for this purpose is a great alternative to more expensive home security products.
Outdoor lights can do a lot more than most homeowner would expect. Homeowners can apply any of these ideas to their outdoor patio or landscaping to start reaping the benefits. You can start the planning right now by deciding on the ultimate purpose for your outdoor lights, where you will want them installed, and how much you can afford to invest in them. Anyone on the team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can help you with your decisions.