The Do’s and Don’ts of Landscape Lighting

December 21st, 2017  |  Published in Landscape Construction & Installation, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Tips

Whether it’s for curb appeal, security purposes, or safety, landscape lighting can be a game-changing modification to your home’s appearance and value this season. When installed in the right places, lighting fixtures can completely transform your home. The appropriate lighting can also brighten your patio and deck to help you make the most of your outdoor entertainment spaces throughout even the short winter days. Here we will illuminate you with the do’s and don’ts of landscape lighting.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Landscape Lighting

  • DO – Use LED Lighting

You may feel as if more outdoor lighting might be associated with a higher electricity bill, but it doesn’t have to be that way. LED lighting is a very good investment as it is highly energy efficient. The bulbs tend to last approximately 25 times longer than standard bulbs which will allow you to not have to replace them for much longer periods of time.

  • DON’T – Ignore the Small Areas

A small accent light can do so much for a dark section of your property. An important benefit of lighting up small, dark places is that it creates fewer hiding spaces for intruders.

  • DO – Automate Your Lighting

Automated lighting goes way beyond automatic timers these days. Many systems offer a smartphone application to control your outdoor light systems. You can also manually turn the lights on and off when you are away from home, which is an added security feature.

  • DON’T – Do Too Much of the Same Thing

Landscape lighting can be an intimidating idea for some people. Try not to add lighting in straight paths as it creates an airplane runway type of feeling. Instead, use different types of lighting to create levels with your outdoor living space.

  • DO – Hire a Professional

A professional lighting team can not only provide you with the best installation for your homes lighting, but they can also provide you with the best design to showcase your home and yard. They often provide you with a warranty and maintenance plan which can help with any of those hard to reach fixtures. Not only that, but they can often help you with any required electricity permits required by your city.

Are you interested in hiring a professional for your landscape lighting needs? Contact Keane Landscaping today.


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