You want your home to be safe, secure, and attractive, and you want to make the most of your outdoor spaces. Exterior lighting makes all of these possible, and with so many different options to choose from, you can customize your home’s lighting to meet a variety of goals. To help you learn more about the benefits of outdoor lighting for your home, our Raleigh-based, exterior lighting company is sharing what you need to know.
Why Is Outdoor Lighting Important?
#1: Improved Aesthetics and Curb Appeal
You want to show your home at its best advantage any time of the day, even after it gets dark. Having uplighting to highlight the facade, peaks, and A-frames, ambient lighting coming off the house to aid in lighting steps and sidewalks, and other solutions ensure that your home has attractive curb appeal, even at night.
#2 Outdoor Lighting Lets You Enjoy Your Property After Dark
Just because the sun goes down, you should still make the most of your evening (especially because the evening is the only time of day it’s tolerable to be outside in the North Carolina summer heat!). Whether you want to keep enjoying the pool, watching the kids play, or simply relax on the porch swing, having a well-lit outdoor space lets you maximize your time outside.
#3 Home Security and Safety
Although Raleigh is one of the safest areas in North Carolina, it’s still important to keep your home as safe and secure as you can. Having exterior lighting strategically placed around your property acts as a deterrent to burglars, vandals, and other criminals, as they avoid targeting houses where they can be easily seen.
Lighting isn’t just about security, though. It’s also important to staying safe outdoors. From tree roots and children’s toys to sidewalk cracks, your property may have tripping hazards that could lead to a bad fall if you can’t see them. Being able to see where your stepping could prevent you, your family, or your guests from falling and being seriously hurt.
#4 Lights Help Accentuate Property Features
Are there elements of your home you want to showcase? From attractive landscaping to a lovely pool or gazebo, our team can help you create an exterior lighting design that will go beyond safety and security lighting. We will also elevate your property and show it off to its best advantage with accentuating lighting.
Benefits of a Well-Lit Exterior
In addition to considering the benefits of outdoor lighting, consider how proper lighting around your home can be beneficial.
Keep Your Guests Safe
You want guests and visitors to your home to be safe. If you’re entertaining guests outdoors, having exterior lighting prevents trips, falls, and other injuries. Not only is this important for simply taking care of your guests, it also prevents a premises liability claim against your property.
Choosing the Right Outdoor Lighting Will Give a Warm Welcome
You want your house to look like a home — a safe, attractive place for friends and loved ones to visit. Using spotlights, floodlights, and other exterior lighting elements, we can illuminate your home in a way that is inviting and appealing to neighbors and visitors.
Elevating Your Home’s Style and Design
Just like your choice of outdoor decoration, accessories, and structural elements, you want your home’s outdoor lighting to fit with the architectural and design style of your home. We’ll work with you to create an exterior lighting plan in place that blends seamlessly into your home’s aesthetic while ensuring it stands out in your neighborhood.
Lights Help to Make Memories
From outdoor birthday parties to evening cook-outs, some of a family’s favorite memories take place outside. Having the proper outdoor lighting ensures you can keep having fun and making memories even after it’s dark outside.
Schedule a Free, Evening Demonstration for Outdoor Lighting Today
Whether you want to improve your home’s safety and security, increase curb appeal, or spend more time enjoying the outdoors, Carolina Outdoor Lighting Professionals, Inc. can help you meet your goals with a beautiful and functional exterior lighting plan that’s customized to your property. To learn more about our lighting services or to schedule a free demonstration and consultation in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas, please reach out to us today at 919-523-0561 or fill out our easy-to-use contact form.