Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Posted On: November 19, 2019

Outdoor light on brick porch in VA

Do you get nervous when there’s an unexpected doorbell ring or knock on the door at night? Even though the knock is probably nothing to worry about, it can still cause some concern.  Adding outdoor and landscape lighting to your home and garden can provide a heightened sense of security to unwanted visitors and help keep your home and family safer overall.

Outside of increasing home security, adding outdoor lights also keeps children and walkers safe from slips, trips, and falls. For the first time in U.S. history, the third leading cause of death is accidental injury.  Illuminating driveways, steps, porches, pathways, and the backyard will help decrease the possibility of injuries for you and your loved ones. With temperatures dropping and weather conditions increasing the risk for accidents, now is the best time to get your home outdoor lighting system in place!

Last but not least, a great reason outdoor lighting is worth the investment for homeowners is the visual appeal it offers.  Accent lighting creates a warm welcome when family and guests enter your home in the evening, as well as highlighting interesting landscape or architectural features.  If executed correctly, there’s definitely a curb appeal to homes with outdoor lighting!

Common Ways to Light a Home Entryway

Two of the main ways we advise customers to light their entryways are with downlighting and path lights.

Downlights installed on a house or in close by foliage provide softer lighting to a larger spread.  Installing downlights by the entryways helps the homeowner to clearly identify who is at their door through a camera or window.

Path lights provide a trail of light from the street to the front door. These are also commonly installed along the main walkway paths and leading up to any entryways of the home.

If you’re considering installing outdoor lights to your home and don’t know where to start, give our master electrician, Joey Evans, a call at (804) 396-0628 or the office at (804) 362-8258 to discuss your options.

Our electrical services for outdoor lighting include everything from whole-home accent lighting, garden ambiance lighting, party light installation, and more.

Short Pump Heating & Air can provide your outdoor lighting solutions and make your home safer and more secure! Contact us today to learn more!

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