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Tip: Why Install Outdoor Lighting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

If you’re a homeowner in Spokane you’ve probably thought about outdoor lighting for your front or back yard. Even if you don’t have any kind of landscape, like if you live in a condo or apartment, you probably notice if the light in front of your door doesn’t come on when it’s dark. If you’ve never thought about outdoor lighting for your home you should start. There are a number of important benefits that it can have for your property. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss some of the benefits that outdoor lighting can have for your property.

Aesthetics

Whenever they show a spooky old house in horror movies it’s always lit very dimly with only a couple light sources tossing shadows across the yard or the front of the house in a menacing way. You probably don’t want to light your house like that, but it goes to show you how lighting can affect the way that your house is perceived. By strategically placing lights around your yard, trees, bushes, steps or porch, you can create a very specific, attractive and inviting atmosphere.

Curb Appeal

This ties in with aesthetics. One of the easiest ways to set your house apart from your neighbors is with some awesome outdoor lighting. As people come home from work, your house will stand out as a warm and polished home.

Security

We all like to walk down well-lit streets as opposed to a dark alley. Light can be great natural deterrent to crime. When you install lights in your front yard it has the potential to increase the security of your property.

Safety

Have you ever walked up to a house with poor outdoor lighting and hit your head on a branch or tripped over a garden gnome you couldn’t see? That’s not a good first impression. With proper outdoor lighting your guests will be able to see any steps or branches or lawn ornaments that could pose a safety hazard to them in the dark.

Value and Usability

Beautiful outdoor lighting can potentially add value to your house. If you have an outdoor space like a patio, a pool or a built-in barbeque, without proper outdoor lighting those spaces can only be used when there’s light. With outdoor lighting, those spots can be used for dinner parties or evening lounging.

If you’re interested in learning more about outdoor lighting and how it can benefit your property, call the experts at ACI Northwest. We have years of experience providing knowledgeable and trustworthy outdoor lighting services in Spokane.

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