You probably already understand that landscape lighting is a necessary part of safety and security for your home and that it impacts the appearance of the property. It also has an effect on how you see and feel about your home. So perhaps you are looking for ways to make a difference in the appeal of your house and how you enjoy the property after dark.
With all the various landscape lighting ideas out there, it’s easiest to get the look and feel that you want by keeping it simple. A few simple outdoor light fixtures installed by a Naperville electrician is all you need. Let’s start with a few basic suggestions.
Install Patio Lights
The front and back entrance to your home should be well lighted. Unfortunately, most homes have a single light located beside the front and back door. This leaves most of the front and backyard dark, which is not good for safety or security.
As professional Naperville electricians, Reliant Electrical suggests that you install additional lighting at the entryways of your home. Recessed lighting is a great addition to covered patios. Downlights are great to install over sidewalks that run along the house or over patios with no roof.
Install Pole Lights At The Curb
If guests have to make their way to your front door in the dark, accidents can happen. A short pole light is perfect to install by the curb so they can see when they exit their vehicle. By illuminating this area, they will have enough light to see by whenever they visit. Plus, the additional landscape lighting increases the appeal of the home.
Install Dusk-To-Dawn Lights
While motion sensor outdoor lights are available, dusk-to-dawn lights will provide illumination all night. They can be installed anywhere that you need extra lighting. Most dusk-to-dawn lights are generally better for larger areas. Just be sure that they are installed in places that won’t annoy neighbors because they do stay on all night.
Consider Installing LED Outdoor Lights
Nobody wants to see their energy bill skyrocket just because they installed landscape lighting. God with LED outdoor lights so that you don’t have to worry about leaving them on. They are much more energy efficient but still provide the same illumination as traditional outdoor lights.