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Benefits of Landscape Lighting

December 7, 2021

Outdoor rock feature with globe lights

 

If you own a home, you want it to look good. You put time, money and effort into making the interior and exterior landscapes as beautiful as possible. They fit your aesthetic, and you love showing your property off to friends, family and anyone that happens to pass by and admire it.

After putting so much into your home’s appearance, you want to make sure it’s on display as much as possible. But as the end of the day nears and it begins to get dark outside, minute details get lost in the shadows and, eventually, they overtake your entire yard, so your home is too shrouded in darkness for anyone to notice.

Although nighttime is a natural part of life, that doesn’t mean you have to stop showing off your pride and joy. Landscape lighting allows you to illuminate your home even in the dead of winter and accentuate your favorite parts of it. And 24/7 beauty is just one of the many advantages of having landscape lighting. Let’s explore all the reasons you should invest in a new outdoor lighting system.

 

1. Visual Appeal

The first thing you’ll notice when you install landscape lights is that your home will be visible for as much of the night as you’d like. Many modern landscape lights like those at SPQ Brands have some sensor or timer that instructs them to turn on as it gets dark or when it senses movement. Once you install them, let them do the rest to showcase your home’s best features.

Using lights in the evening also lets you bring out your artistic side. Light placement can make your house look entirely different. Accentuate small details people may not notice during the day. Play with the angles of the house and the shadows of surrounding trees, greenery and homes to de-emphasize aspects you’re not as comfortable with.

Your lights may also be helpful during special occasions. When holidays come around, you can ensure that everyone sees your festive decorations. During homecoming and prom seasons, you’ll be happy you installed the lights after seeing how perfect your predance photos are.

 

Paver walkway lined with lights

 

2. Security

Perhaps the most important reason to introduce an outdoor lighting system onto your property is for security. People looking to commit crimes are more likely to choose a place they think they won’t be seen and can hide under cover of the night. By installing landscape lighting, you’re protecting your property, possessions and, most importantly, yourself and your family.

It’s proven that outdoor lighting can reduce the likelihood of a crime such as a burglary taking place in the area. A study done in New York City in neighborhoods with elevated crime showed that this decrease could be as high as nearly 40%. And it’s not only people that lighting can protect you from — if you live in an area with a lot of wildlife, lights and movement help keep critters from breaching your property.

 

3. Safety

A well-lit landscape can help you stay physically safe while on your property. Homeowners are responsible for any injury or damages that occur on their property. It’s in your best interest to do everything you can to keep people safe while visiting and spending time there. This is especially important if you have young children or elderly relatives that visit often, as they are most likely to fall and be injured.

In this way, having outdoor lights can also save you money in the long run. Many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners with outdoor lighting, as they recognize how important they can be. Although it may seem like a large investment, your new outdoor lighting might actually save you money.

 

Well-lit craftsman style home

 

4. Home Value

If you’re preparing to sell your home, adding upgrades like landscape lights might seem counterintuitive. However, like many outdoor home improvements, good landscape lighting is sure to add some value to your property. You might be able to get up to a 50% Return on Investment (ROI) with this upgrade.

This benefit ties into visual appeal, as well. If you can place your lights in a manner that brings out all the best features and averts eyes from less sightly aspects, it can make people even more willing to put down top dollar for their dream home experience.

 

5. Extended Time in Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor lighting can give you more of what you want. If you love nature or want to enjoy more time in your backyard and take in the fresh air, don’t let the night ruin your plans. With landscape lighting, you can enjoy the exterior of your property at any time. Host parties, play with kids and pets or curl up with a good book while appreciating the night air, sounds and sights that you won’t see at any other time — and, when you have outdoor lights, you can actually see them.

Whether you love the outdoors or prefer to stay inside, you can’t deny that sometimes being outside feels right. If you have outdoor property, why not make the most of it by using it from time to time? If you work all day or spend a lot of time away from home, the evenings might be the only time you have to experience the outdoors.

 

Light Your Landscape With SPQ Brands

SPQ Brands can help you get the product you need to keep your home fun and function all year, any time of day. Our reliable lighting solutions can brighten up your walkway, highlight holiday decorations and promote a sense of security every time you leave or return to your home. Choose LED lights, motion sensors, solar power and much more when you shop on our website. You can even choose a multicolored light to add a new flair to your home that will make it especially stand out from the rest.

Our satisfied customers have long proven our lights are helpful in many ways and perhaps the final touch you need to meet your home goals. Keep your beautiful home visible and secure by contacting us today to learn more about our products. You can give us a call at 609-212-0221 or fill out our online form now.