Light Up Your World And Make Your Home More Secure With Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting can serve two purposes: enhance your landscaping and provide you with more security for your home. If you are interested in doing this, below is some information that you should find helpful. You can then get started transforming your yard.

Landscape Lighting

You have many options when it comes to landscape lighting for your home. First, you have to determine what you want to light up. If you have a pathway leading to your door or another feature in your yard, it can be dangerous to walk on at night. To take care of this problem, you can install path lights on either side of the walkway. These lights are staked so you simply stick them in the ground. They are either solar LED lights or fluorescent lights connected to your lighting system.

You could also place lights around a deck and step lights to illuminate the steps. Put twinkle lights in the trees, and around structures in your yard, such as a water fountain or sculpture.

Uplighting is placing the light on the ground with the light shining up. Downlighting is placing the light above the object so the light shines down on it. Accent lighting provides a soft accent to what you are lighting. Flood lights light up a large area, such as a patio.

There are products you can buy to connect to your lighting system that will allow you to control when the lights turn on and off each day.

Security Lighting

You have many options to choose from when it comes to security lights for your home. What you choose depends on your needs and preferences.

One type of security light is known as dusk to dawn lighting. This type of light turns on automatically when it becomes dusk and stays on until the sun comes up. Even though this type keeps the outside of your home illuminated all night they do use a lot of electricity. You also have to replace the bulbs more often.

Another option that may work better for you is motion activated lighting. This means they will not come on unless something gets close to the sensor. You can set how long the lights stay on once they are activated with a timer. You can also turn the lights on yourself by turning on a wall switch, if you need to.

Contact an electrician in your area to install your landscape and security lighting for you.