Outdoor lighting done well can turn dark, unusable areas into inviting vistas for after-hours activities. But as an article from This Old House reminds us, lighting is also crucial for safety. Walkways should be illuminated not only so that guests feel comfortable but so that personnel can find your driveway in the event of emergencies.
Outdoor lighting is truly an area where form meets important function, and the right driveway lighting can add both curb appeal and safety. This Old House suggests starting at the street with a light to guide visitors to your home. A lantern on a 7- to 8-foot-tall post at the entrance to your driveway is a charming way to do this.
Coming up the driveway, use lights that are low voltage and shaded. Lights in trees or shrubs pointed toward the edge of the drive can also help. Lights along the driveway can be staggered rather than in neat rows to provide a pleasant ambiance while still giving plenty of visibility. For garages, lighting fixtures with cut or frosted glass placed on each side of the garage door will add aesthetic value without glare.
Using these tips, you can have a safe, beautiful path from the street, up your driveway and to your garage. Homeowners looking for the fixtures to achieve form and function on driveways and near garages can find an extensive selection of LED landscape lighting fixtures at Light Innovations. Shop from the online catalog, and call Light Innovations in Little Rock, Arkansas at 888.318.1150 to speak to one of our lighting design specialists.
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