Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Home
Unless you’ve been living overseas for several years, you’ve probably heard the prominent radio ads for a national chain of economy motels, the tag-line for which is “We’ll leave the light on for ya.”
Whatever your opinion of those ads (or of those motels), you’d probably agree that the tag-line is evocative… and effective. With just a few words, the advertiser paints an image in the listener’s mind of a welcoming, comforting, friendly place to spend the night.
They’re leaving the light on for you… just like Granny and Grandpa did!
You may not want or need to welcome weary travelers to your home… but you might want to create that same kind of welcoming, comforting night-time glow for yourself and your family.
Your qualified, professional electrician can help you brainstorm ideas for the ideal outdoor lighting for your home. Get them to install and maintain a nice lighting system for your property, and you’ll enhance the beauty and usability of your outdoor living space.
And you’ll also add safety and security to your life, and the lives of your family.
Flood Your Property With Safety
Bad guys are not looking to rob or vandalize the brightest, most intelligently-lit home in the neighborhood. Far from it. Their “target of opportunity” is likely the darkest, emptiest-looking house on the block.
Install nice landscape and walkway lighting… use timers to help you illuminate different parts of your property at different times between sunset and sunrise… and you’ll take a giant step on the path to making your home and family as safe as they can be.
Motion-sensing flood lights provide a great deterrent to property crime. It happens all the time: an approach to a house looks dark (the light’s not on all night, so the homeowner can conserve electricity), but as soon as a would-be thief draws near, a motion-sensing flood light blasts them with illumination, and they quickly realize their smartest move is to bolt away and pick a different target.
Those lights do a lot more than deter criminals, too. They may help you prevent a legal proceeding which would follow an accidental fall on your driveway or sidewalk. Many homeowners aren’t aware that they could be held liable if the pizza guy trips on his way to the front door, or even if a salesperson or campaign worker falls on a dark driveway.
And, needless to say, you don’t want a family member or friend to suffer an injury from a fall that could’ve been prevented with better outdoor lighting!
As the weather warms up, and especially after school lets out for the summer, the kids are going to want to spend the evenings playing outside. A good outdoor lighting system can keep them safer… and keep you more confident.
Effective lighting can help you use more of your outdoor living space, more often, especially during the warmer months of the year.
And here’s a bonus: your outdoor lighting makes your home more attractive, and therefore more valuable. You may not live there forever… and when it comes time to sell your home, your electrician (as well as your real estate agent) will tell you few home improvements enhance your home’s value more than a great outdoor lighting system.
Think of how you feel when you return home in the evening after a long day, and your home and property are beautifully lit. Ahh. Rest. Comfort. Safety, security, and beauty are all waiting for you at your own house. Leave the light on for yourself! Talk to your electrician about the perfect outdoor lighting system for your property. It’s an easy, affordable way to enhance your home… and your life.