Benefits of Landscape Lights
Posted on July 12, 2011
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but occasionally beauty needs a spotlight to catch the eye of the beholder. If you are looking to highlight your gardens, then you may want to try landscape lighting. This is not only a beautiful and stylish option, but also one that can be easily installed anywhere that you choose, whether it is in your front or back yard. Here are a few advantages:
Outdoor lights can create wonderful effects. They can soften, highlight, reveal, conceal and generally add character to your yard. Well placed landscape lighting can create fascinating silhouettes and shadows using trees and other natural features. Antique post lanterns create soft glows, while garden lights enhance nature’s own colors. Underwater lights dramatize fountains, ponds, pools etc, and string lights create a cozy atmosphere.
Hazards such as steps, low hanging plants, thorny vegetation, abrupt elevation changes or toys in a walkway can be avoided with properly placed landscape lighting. Many different types of outdoor accent lighting can make walkways safer. Path lights and step lights are unobtrusive as well as attractive. Post and bollard lights or pagoda lights also stylishly illuminate a driveway.
It is a proven fact that a bright landscape will discourage potential intruders by eliminating dark areas and shadows that would conceal movement around the property. Outdoor lighting and landscape lighting also allow the homeowner and neighbors to see and identify potential intruders. The addition of a flood light or motion sensor to an existing landscape lighting system would help prevent robberies.
Better home usage
Outdoor accent lighting by decks, patios, and swimming pools become entertainment venues, or just relaxing places to unwind. You could even add features such as a gazebo or garden bridge, or a porch swing for summer nights. Accent lights increase the decorative possibilities of your landscape. If you enjoy entertaining, then you will definitely want to add landscape lights to your yard. Installing lights around your yard will make an ideal setting for all of those outdoor parties.
From a personally pleasing perspective, landscape lighting brings the property to life. From a practical perspective, professionally installed landscape lighting provides an excellent return on investment, because it creates a marvelous first impression when viewed by family and friends or possible prospective buyers.