Outdoor Landscape Lighting
There are many ways that people choose to beautify their homes. Professionally landscaped areas around your home have been a favorite choice for homeowners for centuries. But what happens when the sun goes down? To enjoy your top-notch landscaping at all hours of the day and night, you will need to make sure that it is properly lighted. Proper lighting requires careful design that accounts for the placement of each fixture. There are some simple and easy tips worth considering when it comes to placing outdoor landscape lighting around any home. With the right wiring, lighting can be placed just about anywhere. But some locations are better than others. Walkways and paths are a smart place to begin, and they are the most common areas where homeowners install lights. But there is a lot more to great lighting than a few path lights.
Outdoor Lighting Is Always Welcome
Strategically and well-planned lighting placement for a pathway can increase the appeal of the home almost immediately. A path that is lighted correctly is not only more welcoming, but it is safer. While bright lighting is not necessary, simple down-lights make walking a path at night more secure and free of hazards. In some instances, it is even possible to use pavers with embedded lighting features to light a path. Entryways are another place where outdoor lighting is always a welcome advantage. A well-lit entryway makes it easier for you and your guests to enter your home safely. It also makes it easier for you to see who is at the door before you let them in.
Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting
One classic format for entryway lighting is matching fixtures placed on each side of a door or entryway. Even side entry doors can be lighted in this way. Since entryway lighting is usually attached to the home, it is often included in the high-voltage circuitry of the house itself. But lights that are not connected to the home should use a 12-volt low-voltage system for safety and easier installation.
A driveway can benefit substantially from low-voltage landscape lighting. This is especially true when dealing with a long or extended driveway. Not only does this type of lighting improve the overall appeal of a typical residential home, but it also increases safety. Keeping the perimeter of your driveway well-lit prevents vehicles from wandering onto the grass at night.
A bright security light is another addition that will keep your driveway safe at night. You may not want a floodlight on all the time. But using a motion-detecting fixture that goes on when someone or something crosses its path can improve security.
Other Lighting Options
Night Vision suggests LED lighting, and we use LEDs in all of our installations. We also recommend low-voltage landscape lighting. When you use these systems, the possibilities are endless.
In addition to pathways, steps an area that should always be lighted. As with lighting a pathway, steps that are illuminated properly can add visual appeal and can also greatly increase safety. In most instances, professional yard lighting experts will install lighting either on the tread or risers of outdoor steps. Consult with your expert in outdoor lighting to know for sure.
Patios and decks can also be an excellent location for high-quality outdoor lighting. There are many opportunities to take advantage of LED landscape lighting and other types of lighting on a typical residential deck. You should consider what light is necessary for task areas, seating sections, and railings. Exterior lighting can even be used to direct light up towards a table umbrella or another type of overhead structure.
The design possibilities of well-designed outdoor lighting are only limited by the homeowner’s ideas or the designer’s imagination. Whatever the architectural features of your yard may be, today’s modern outdoor lighting can be used to enhance a home impressively.
Contact Night Vision Outdoor Lighting today for the best in Atlanta outdoor landscape lighting.