Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property, makes your home safer and more secure, and increases the number of pleasurable hours you spend outdoors. Investing in smart outdoor lighting pays off handsomely in the value it adds to your home.
For added security, illuminate any side of the house that would otherwise be in shadow.
To conserve energy, install a motion or heat-sensitive control that will switch on the light only if someone approaches that side of the house. An automatic timer can control a portion of your outdoor lights to turn off at a certain hour, while basic security lights can be left on through the night. Additionally, use timers on interior lights to make your home look occupied when you’re away.
Dark-Sky Friendly Lighting Tip – In order to prevent unwanted glare from your outdoor lighting, use bulbs with reasonable illumination levels. You may also use full cut-off fixtures to direct the light down towards the ground, where it is needed, rather than being cast to the side or up towards the sky, where it is wasted.