Why Your Home Needs Outdoor Lighting
When it comes to the safety of your home and family, outdoor lighting is essential. Not only does outdoor lighting add a decorative element to your home, it also illuminates outdoor spaces allowing them to be used after dark while preventing accidents and injuries. Most importantly, outdoor lighting provides security by acting as a crime deterrent/
According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, property crime in the U.S. is on the rise. Homeowners looking to help protect their families are installing outdoor security lights as a crime deterrent. Triggered either by an alarm system or motion detector, security lights are designed to flood poorly lit areas around your home with light. While security lights don’t prevent crimes, they often discourage criminals because they increase the chances a criminal will be spotted or identified by witnesses.
Utility lights are used to light paths, walkways, porches, decks or any other outdoor space a homeowner might need illuminated for use after dusk. Utility lights help to prevent accidents and injuries caused by poorly lit or unlit areas. One fact that most homeowners are unaware of is that if an individual is hurt as a result of an accident involving unlit or insufficiently lit areas on your property you can be held liable.
Decorative outdoor lighting systems are intended to add visual appeal to a home. Decorative lights come in a number of forms including holiday lights, fountain and pool lights or home illuminating spot lights. In addition to providing decoration to your outdoor space, this form of outdoor lighting can also function as both utility and security lighting. Decorative lights along a pathway or sidewalk can help illuminate the path preventing accidental falling or tripping. Spot lights used to illuminate the front of a home for decoration and beauty can also provide an element of security by deterring criminals who are easy to spot and identify in well-lit areas.
APower Electric Service is dedicated to providing our customers the safest electric service possible, both inside and out. Our team of licensed, insured and experienced electricians are here to help guide you through your outdoor lighting options to find the ideal lighting solution for your needs. We can also recommend the best locations to install your new outdoor lighting for maximum effect. Don’t trust the safety and security of your home and family to the lowest bidder. Contact APower Electric Service today and rest assured your outdoor lighting is installed properly and safely.