How Landscape Lighting Makes Your Home Safer
Landscape lighting is an integral aspect of improving the aesthetic quality of your home and property. However, adding beauty and dimension to a home is not the only benefit of outdoor lighting. Perhaps the most critical job of a professional landscape lighting installation is creating safe, functional space around your home.
Today, Nixa Lawn Service will discuss the many safety reasons you should consider landscape lighting installation at your home. Keep reading below to learn more!
Illuminate Walking Hazards
The first thing a professional should consider when installing landscape lighting is how it impacts the safety of walkways and paths on the property. Light should come from the side or below walkways to ensure that shadows don’t obscure vision at night. These lights should not be overpowering. The goal is to illuminate potential tripping hazards at night without creating unnecessary glare.
Improve Home Security
Perhaps the least understood aspect of landscape lighting is the impact it can have on home security. A professional team will find places where people could potentially hide. Illuminating those spots will help to deter criminals and create a feeling of safety for guests. A well-lit landscape creates a more relaxing environment.
There are many potential safety features that can be installed based on the homeowner’s preferences. Many people are familiar with motion detecting lights. These installations are perfect for areas that you don’t want to be illuminated all night long but should be lit when someone approaches. Areas to consider motion detection include driveways and doorways.
Another great feature to consider is remote control landscape lighting. Not only is this option inexpensive, but allows the homeowner to manually illuminate their yard if they hear any suspicious noise — all from the safety of their bedroom. Instant lighting of your property will send a prowler running in no time.
Lastly, perhaps the most overlooked landscape lighting feature is the illumination of your address. While this won’t deter intruders, it does make your home easier to find. This means first responders, like paramedics, police officers, and firefighters will be able to quickly find your home in case of emergency.
Contact Nixa Lawn Service for Landscape Lighting Today
If you want a home that is safe, secure, and beautiful landscape lighting could be what you need. The professionals at Nixa Lawn Service have installed landscape lighting for Springfield homeowners since 1999. To learn more about our services, contact our team directly at 417-724-0318. Or you can request a free quote here.