If you’ve been considering outdoor lighting but you’re not sure if it’s a good choice for you, you may not be considering all the advantages. Here are four big ones:
One of the most compelling reasons to add outdoor lighting is to increase the security of your property. Whether you choose a motion-activated system that lights up only as needed or you opt for a complete outdoor lighting system that’s turned on and off by a timer, adding lighting can ensure your property is adequately lit, providing an effective deterrent for would-be burglars. Don’t limit yourself to lighting only your backyard; keeping the street side lit – even if there are street lights nearby – ensures police on patrol (or vigilant neighbors) are able to spot suspicious behavior wherever it occurs.
Navigating your yard after dark can be an accident waiting to happen, especially if your yard includes stairs, hardscaping, water features, winding paths or changes in elevation. Adding lighting along pathways can help you and your friends and loved ones avoid potential slips or falls that can cause injury.
Lighting adds a new dimension to your landscape; in fact, if you’ve never had good outdoor lighting, you probably don’t realize how beautiful your landscape can look after dark with the addition of just a few lights. From ground-level path lights to lighting mounted under rock ledges or around ponds or waterfalls to a single spotlight illuminating a tree or architectural feature, your lawn and garden will be transformed into a new oasis of calm and beauty, right before your eyes.
If you’re relying on the sun to light your outdoor living spaces, you’re missing out on a lot of outdoor relaxation. Outdoor lighting opens up your outdoors for evening entertaining and just plain relaxing, long after the sun sets. From enjoying a late-night dip in the pool to hosting a dinner party to just hanging out with friends and family on a Saturday night, outdoor lighting extends the usability of your yard and makes it an inviting place to gather after dark. If you’re considering extending your living space with an outdoor room, deck or cooking area, outdoor lighting is an absolute must to make sure you get the most out of your investment.
At Corbin Electric, we’ve helped hundreds of customers add lighting to their property, and we’re ready to help you. Our lighting and installation experts will work with you to help you decide what type of lighting is best for your needs, and they can even suggest lighting options you may not even have considered. To learn how we can help you shed some light on your yard and home, call us today at (732) 536-0444.