Outdoor Lighting and Safety

An outdoor staircase lit up

Summer evenings are perfect for spending time outdoors. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, homeowners want to take advantage of the extra daylight hours by sitting on their porches, grilling in the backyard, or simply walking around their property. While outdoor lighting is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere, it can also improve safety and security. In this blog, we’ll address what outdoor lighting can do to help create a safer home environment for you and your family.

Avoiding Hazards

Good outdoor lighting can help you avoid hazards by providing enough light to see where you're going. Well-placed lights can also highlight steps and other changes in elevation, making them easier to see. After all, no one wants to stub their toe or take a trip down the stairs. Enlightened Lighting can design a lighting system to softly illuminate paths, sidewalks, and driveways using down lighting from tree tops or perfectly placing hidden path lights. This can help ensure you’re not going to trip or run over anything.

Deterring Intruders

As a homeowner, it is important to take steps to deter criminals from targeting your property. One way to do this is to invest in quality outdoor lighting. Well-lit areas are less likely to be targeted by criminals, as they provide fewer places to hide. In addition, lighting can also help to improve visibility, making it easier for neighbors or passersby to spot suspicious activity. Finally, outdoor lighting can serve as a powerful visual deterrent, sending a clear message that your home is not an easy target.

One of the best ways to deter burglars and intruders is to install motion sensor lights around your home. These lights will activate whenever someone enters the area, providing a bright light that can scare off potential threats.

How We Can Help

At Enlightened Lighting our goal is to make your lighting dreams come true. We offer free design consultations to help walk through your vision and bring it to life. There’s no limit to creativity when it comes to outdoor and landscape lighting! We’ll help turn any dark backyard into an inviting oasis. We also understand that lighting is a practical measure; the more you can see in your yard, the safer you, your family, and your home will be.

For all of your outdoor lighting needs and questions contact Enlightened Lighting at (703) 215-9089! Simple Design Philosophy, Stunning Results.