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Find Out How Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Home

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 1 February , 2017

Improving the lighting outside of your home is a fantastic investment that just about any homeowner can make. In this issue, we’ll talk about the host of benefits effective outdoor lighting can bring to your home as well as sharing a few tips for best practices.

Why should I add outdoor lighting to my home?

The variety of advantages brought to your home by outdoor lighting include:

  • Security
    A well-lit home will help to ward off potential criminals and help to prevent break-ins. Motion-sensitive lights are especially effective in adding an additional layer of home security.
  • Safety
    With outdoor lighting, you, your family members and your guests will be able to move around much more safely outside. Proper landscape lighting will do wonders for preventing stumbling around.
  • Increased Value
    Outdoor lighting will take on the unique contours of your property, and will draw attention to its strengths and weaknesses. By giving your home’s curb appeal a boost, the overall value of your property is boosted as well.

Steps for Installing Outdoor Lighting

  • First off, have a plan in place. Be clear if your goal is merely to light up pathways for guests, bathe your yard in light to show it off, showcase a specific architectural component or to increase the level of security for your home.
  • Determine the right lights for your home
    Lower intensity bulbs are great for showing off a single item in your garden. As for garden paths, lights that make soft spots of light are ideal. To get a moon-lit mood, consider installing lights with a blue tint.
  • How to avoid outdoor light pollution
    Light pollution can be caused by a number of things, including positioning devices so that light shines directly into someone’s eyes or into a neighbor’s home or going overboard with too much lighting that causes a glare or washes out the starry evening sky.
  • Add timers
    Relying upon memory to turn your landscape lighting on and off can get really old really quickly. By installing timers, you save on energy and ensure that your yard and home look their best around the clock.
  • Use care while mounting the lights
    Use strap devices to secure the fixture to the plant or opt for on-ground lights.

Get Expert Outdoor Lighting Help With Juniper Landscape

We’d love to talk with you about outdoor lighting for your home. Here at Juniper, we specialize in professional low-voltage lighting solutions for just about every type of garden.

Give us a call; our number is (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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