Lighting your Home: Outdoor Lighting Tips
As it begins to get darker earlier you’ll be turning your outdoor lighting on much sooner. If you currently don’t utilize outdoor lighting you should consider its benefits. Outdoor lighting provides a sense of security while enhancing the beauty of your home and landscape, as well as allowing you to use your outdoor space once it gets dark. Keep these tips in mind as you begin choosing outdoor lighting for your home:
- Front entrance- Front door lighting will allow you to identify and greet guests.
- Garage- Motion censored lanterns will provide safety and security.
- Driveway, pathway, steps- Path lights should be installed to help with maneuvering the driveway and walkways. Those with circular lighting will light larger amounts of area.
- Decks, porches and patios- Low voltage mini lights can be easily hidden under steps, while tape lighting can illuminate the periphery.
- Pools and fountains- Underwater lighting will provide illumination and safety for swimming and entertaining. Floating lights will provide the same and can double as decor.
- Grills and serving areas- Bright task lighting is recommended such as a recessed spotlight or portable fixtures.