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Outdoor Lighting Benefits & Options

By April 4, 2022May 15th, 2023Blog
outdoor lighting is illuminating a patio in the backyard of a home

Now that the weather is getting warmer, your family may want to spend more time outdoors playing with the kids, grilling and eating meals, or just enjoying the peacefulness of your patio space. Now is the time to install outdoor lighting for your backyard or front yard. What are the benefits of outdoor lighting? We’ve compiled some of the best reasons to consider outdoor lighting this spring.

Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can add more livable space to your home. If you have a patio, outdoor lighting can help you spend more time eating, reading, or enjoying company outside this Spring and Summer.

Your yard will be illuminated with outdoor lighting, which allows you to not only spend more time in the yard playing games or sports but can be used to illuminate special features of your landscape beds.

Outdoor lighting is an important safety feature as well. An illuminated yard and pathways allow you to see where you’re going and reduce the risk of tripping and falling. In your driveway, lighting over your driveway and your front porch can deter thieves who often rely on the cover of darkness to commit their crimes.

Additionally, outdoor lighting can increase your curb appeal which is important if you’re looking to sell your home.

Types of Outdoor Lighting

Depending on the goal for your home, there are different types of outdoor lighting you can consider installing.

  • Floodlights have adjustable beams that can be mounted on a fixed item to light up specific areas including playground equipment, and flag poles.
  • Motion sensor lights turn on when something passes by infrared light. Motion sensors are perfect over your driveway, garage, and entrances.
  • Landscape lighting uses sconces, spotlights, lanterns, and other lighting fixtures to light up landscape features as well as architectural elements and adds curb appeal to your home.

Installing Outdoor Lighting

The electricians at Raceway Electric can install outdoor lighting for your home in a safe and professional manner. We’d love to help you make your outdoor living more enjoyable. Contact us today at 316-573-2100 for more information!