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3 Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Every home is different: the yard size, the exterior of the home and of course, the type of light fixtures needed to light the area. However, no matter what the differences are between each home, the benefits of installing landscape lighting are generally the same. If you’ve recently considered adding landscape lighting to your home, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several benefits indeed and you may consider using landscaping services. Some of the landscaping benefits include:

Security

By far, one of the biggest advantages of having additional outdoor lighting is the added security. If your home is mostly dark after you go to bed, with no exterior lighting, it can quickly make you a target for thieves and intruders because it assures safety and it also makes your home visually appealing. However, homes that are well-lit and make use of various landscaping light fixtures and even security lighting, can quickly deter a good number of intruders.

Resale Value

Improving the exterior of your home in any way will always benefit you in the long run. Installing outside light fixtures adds additional visual curb appeal to your home, which is especially important if you plan to sell within the next few years.

Landscape lighting features diverse regions of your homes outside look. These light fixtures can be positioned either in front of bushes, around trees, behind bushes to create silhouettes and more.

Safety

Outdoor light fixtures can also make the exterior of your home safer for invited guests. This is especially true if you have pathways, as properly lighting these can ensure you and your guests can make it inside without tripping over something in the dark.

On a side note, by properly lighting your outdoor space, you can also aid in preventing liability. A well-lit area may hold the person accountable, rather than you, which of course protects you and your best interests.

Secondly installing lighting can inspire people in the neighborhood also to install lightning. By doing the same, the entire neighborhood can quickly become safer in the evening hours and deter burglars and intruders from the general area thanks to all the additional light.

Ease of Installation

The truth is, many people assume that installing exterior lights is difficult and requires the help of a professional. Fortunately, this isn’t true and the average Joe homeowner can install them on their own with little difficulty.

Most landscape lighting is installed underground and simply requires a shovel and an afternoon of digging, laying wire and light fixtures, then filling in and plugging into the light up the yard.

Cost

Last but not least, the cost of installing, running and maintaining many outdoor lighting fixtures is relatively low. Most outdoor light fixtures feature low voltage lighting, which often translates to more eco-friendly bulbs such as LEDs, which use very little electricity. This means that you won’t shell out big bucks to keep your home safe at all hours of the night.

In short, landscaping has many benefits: security, safety, an increase in your property’s value and many more. Therefore, it’s a no-brainer as to why you should install landscape lighting, outdoor light fixtures are extremely beneficial.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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