When it comes to brightening up your yard, landscape lighting is often one of the simplest ways to do so. Adding lighting to your yard can create an impact unlike anything else. Whether you want to add some lights in your pool, create a lounging area on your deck, or just accentuate your yard, there are many ways to create a warm and inviting environment around your home.
Lighting can be the difference between an empty space of nothingness in your yard and a beautiful area to be lived in and enjoyed at night.
For starters, if your looking to beef up security, a well-lit home can act as a great way to deter an uninvited guest from thinking about entering your home. Whether you just have a great and beautiful lighting design or you have lights on timers or motion sensors, a few bright lights here and there, mostly focused around entry points, is the best way to add security to your home short of an actual security system.
As for safety, there are countless ways to create a safer environment around your home. Any paths or walkways can be lit up with path lights to guide you from one end to the other. You can use step lights to illuminate, well, steps. Preventing trips, falls, and spills is as easy as flipping a switch. Better still, many of these lights are offered in solar versions. All you have to do is install them and let the sun take care of the rest.
Lighting up your deck or patio can also create a safer environment in your outdoor living space. Between standard rail lighting, spot or flood lights, or even selectively placed uplighting, you can make your deck or patio the most comfortable “room” outside of your house.
At the end of the day, regardless of your desires, a little landscape lighting can go a long way in making your home safer, more secure, and a lot more pleasing to the eye.
One last note: many lighting fixtures imply that the installation is relatively simple, and often, that may be the case. Just keep in mind that some larger-scale installations should be performed by a professional landscape lighting installer. Some installations require power sources other than batteries or solar power and must be installed by a certified electrician.