Benefits of Outdoor Lighting: Safety, Security and More!

July 11, 2019

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We all love to have a beautiful home – one with a lush lawn, flower beds, and a porch. However, once you’ve had all these elements to beautify your home in Iowa, your work isn’t over! You need to add outdoor lighting and garden lights around your home to enhance safety as well as highlight the best features of your yard.  

Outdoor lighting offers a number of benefits to homeowners besides increased safety and aesthetic appeal. Listed down are the chief benefits you can get by adding outdoor landscape lighting around your home. 

Key Benefits of Outdoor Lighting 

1. Illuminates Your Living Space Outdoors 

Besides your living room, let your living space in the outdoors be a place where you can spend quality time with family and friends. Your backyard and patio are great places for entertaining guests, having meals, and spending time with children. Outdoor lighting illuminates your outdoors making them suitable to be used at nighttime.  

Outdoor landscape lighting can lend the right ambiance to the outdoor space whether you are sipping a cup of tea before bed alone or you are spending time with your family. You can also go for outdoor lights equipped with the dim feature. This would let you use the bright lights when your kids are playing outside and the low lights while spending romantic evenings with your husband/wife.  

You can find outdoor lights in various designs and shapes, which simplifies finding lights fitting other characteristics of your home. From functional to decorative, the range is quite broad for these lights.  

2. Boosts your Property’s Curb Appeal and Value 

Any upgradation of your property will boost its value. The plus with exterior lighting is that the return on investment is immediate, while you can enjoy all the benefits they offer. As per the National Association of Home Buildersoutdoor lighting is an essential quality for 41% of prospective buyers for a desired home, and it is a desirable quality for 49% of buyers.  

The strategic placement of exterior lighting throughout the yard can help you increase your home’s curb appeal and showcase its great features. These lights can also help you highlight your home’s special architectural features.  

3. Highlights Your Landscaping Décor 

Outdoor lighting can highlight several features of your landscaping décor.  

Energy-efficient solar lights are great ways to guide people to the front door over walkways and paths. Exterior lighting can also be used for marking property lines and creating barriers to yard areas where people should not walk over. These lights can also let you showcase your yard’s special features. Consider placing lights beside water features such as ponds or fountains, or to highlight trees.  

You can also use garden lights throughout the flower beds to showcase all the beautiful hues. This would let you enjoy your garden during nighttime too. Landscape lighting can be incorporated into railings or posts in staircases, used overhead on your porches, or placed on the ground.  

4. Increases Safety 

Outdoor lighting is not only visually appealing, they are also an effective way to increase the safety of your property, making it safer for your family and friends. Light posts can be used for illuminating your driveway, walkways, and paths, which enhance your property’s safety. Additionally, it’s important to place exterior lighting near any uneven areas or stairs.  

By guiding people, the lights will help in preventing injuries from falling at night. This would also decrease the risk of slipping and falling of passersby near your home, and you being sued for damages.  

Consider placing landscape lighting at high traffic areas such as outdoor seating area, around the pool, decks, and patios.  

5. Hinders Crimes 

A key advantage of outdoor lights is that they make your home more secure and hinder crimes. Many sources state that the most common crime occurring in homes is burglary – which happens every 13 seconds in the United States.  

Illuminate the dark nooks and crannies in your property’s outdoors by installing flood lights. A well-lit porch and an illuminated, clear path leading to your home’s front door also make guests feel more comfortable when visiting your home at nighttime.  

Well-maintained outdoor lighting indicates that you care well for your home, which can prevent theft and trespassing.  

In case you’re worried about increase in your utility bills owing to constant outdoor lights, consider using lights equipped with motion sensors that come on only when there are people in the range. These lights will not only save you money but also surprise people that try trespassing on your property. Several outdoor lights come with the option to set timers, which causes them to come on when it becomes dark outside, or during the time you are away from home.  

6. Increased Functionality 

Outdoor lights increase the functionality of the outdoor space. When you have proper lighting, it’s possible to use the front and backyard even after sunset and during nighttime.  

Flood lights installed outside a house provide enough light to illuminate a section of the yard or a patio area. Outdoor lights attached to the deck posts brighten up the space for late-night conversations or dining. To add extra lighting around your patio table, you can avail special lights that are designed to be attached to table umbrella. 


Summing Up 

Considering the valuable benefits of outdoor lighting, make sure your next landscaping project includes installing them on your property! All American Turf Beauty, based in Iowa, can expertly handle your landscape light installation requirements. We can beautify your home with quality outdoor LED lighting, LED garden lights, porch lights and more, according to your requirements. Gives us a call today to discuss your project!  

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