Safety Benefits of Outdoor Lighting


Adding outdoor and landscape lighting to your home and surrounding property has many proven benefits.  Outdoor lighting can be used to illuminate specific areas of your yard, a deck or patio for example. Spotlights can be used to highlight features of your home and just give your property a brighter look and feel. Other than adding to your homes curb appeal, outdoor lighting has safety and security benefits as well.

Safety Benefits

Outdoor lights can add safety to your property in a number of ways. Walkway or path lighting can highlight walking routes to and from your home. This can ensure safety for you and your guests when coming and going. Especially in the winter, when the darkness falls upon us fast, it’s important to be able to see where you’re going and walk with a sure foot. Well placed path lights can help avoid dangerous trips and falls. Similar to walkway lighting, zone lights can be used to highlight a certain area of your yard. Again, this can avoid any potential hazardous missteps due to lack of visibility.

Security Benefits

Just by having your home well-lit can provide a sense of security for homeowners, outdoor lighting is an extremely practical security measure. A home that is full of light will disinterest potential trespassers from entering your property. Installing motion activated spotlights can be effective at scaring away trespassers, if someone is walking through your yard uninvited, a sudden burst of bright light is likely to scare them off. Motion sensors can scare away more than just human trespassers too! Animals use the cover of darkness to prowl your property for leftover food and often times will stumble upon your garbage. Motion activated lights will shine at the sign of movement and scare any critters away before they get the chance to rummage through your trash and make a mess.

Landscape Lighting can provide you with a stronger sense of safety and security within your own home. Contact Northern Outdoor Lighting today if you are thinking of installing outdoor lights on your property!

Published December 21.17

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TESTIMONIAL

“I found this company online and was also referred by a landscape supply company. I had decided to add lighting to our front yard just before a complete landscape renovation project was to begin at our house. Bill came out to give the estimate, came out again after our landscape project started to refine the estimate and was able to complete the job in the window provided during the project. I asked for a slight change in the scope of work upon arrival which was easily accommodated by both bill and the landscaping company. There was a slight change needed when a couple of the lights quoted in the estimate weren't available so alternates were used but in the end, they were slightly less expensive and the final results were exactly as we had hoped. We have received several compliments on both our overall landscape project and especially on how great the house/landscaping looks at night. Bill was easy to work with, timely, professional and billing and payment were all done online with ease. The man that did the actual installation work was excellent. He was thorough, methodical and very neat in his work. I definitely recommend Northern Outdoor Lighting.”

JP