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Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its numerous benefits. If you are considering installing outdoor lighting.

Here are five reasons to take the plunge:

  1. Safety and Security: Outdoor lighting enhances the safety and security of your property. It illuminates the dark corners and pathways, which can deter potential intruders, making your home less vulnerable to theft or burglary. It also reduces the risk of injuries and accidents as it highlights any potential hazards such as stairs or uneven terrain.

  2. Aesthetics: Outdoor lighting can significantly enhance the beauty and ambiance of your property. Strategically placed lighting can showcase the unique features of your landscape or home exterior, creating an inviting atmosphere. Well-designed lighting can also highlight interesting architectural details or accentuate the beauty of specific plants or trees.

  3. Increased Property Value: Investing in outdoor lighting can increase your property's overall value. A well-lit property can enhance your home's curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers. Additionally, a study by the National Association of Home Builders found that home buyers are willing to pay more for a well-lit home.

  4. Extend Outdoor Living: Outdoor lighting can also extend your outdoor living space. With proper lighting, you can enjoy your patio, garden, or backyard long after the sun goes down. This can be especially useful if you have a busy schedule or if you live in an area with limited daylight hours.

  5. Environmentally Friendly Options: With the increasing popularity of solar-powered lights, outdoor lighting has become more environmentally friendly. Solar-powered lights are easy to install and don't require any additional wiring. They are powered by the sun and don't contribute to your energy bill, making them a sustainable and cost-effective option.

Outdoor lighting can provide a range of benefits, from safety and security to enhancing the beauty of your property. By investing in outdoor lighting, you can increase your home's value, extend your outdoor living space, and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint.

- by Rich Ross, Los Angeles Electric