Landscape lighting enhances both the beauty and enjoyment of a home. It contributes to safety and security, especially around paths and stairs, and elegantly establishes success and status.
By illuminating the landscaping and natural beauty of foliage, evening lighting shows off the property to visitors. Lighting outdoor social areas extends the living space, even after dark. Landscape lighting is most often used around decks and patios, pathways, lawns, foliage and gardens. Light on pathways and steps makes those areas safer to pass through, and adds to the sense of security.
Spire Electric can create a lighting system that meets all your needs. We will visit your property to design a lighting plan tailored to your requests.
Effective Outdoor Lighting
The guidelines listed below will help you ensure that your outdoor lighting does the job it is intended to do without causing reduced visibility for motorists, light trespass (spilling of light into areas where it is not wanted or intended) and energy waste. You’ll also help preserve a view of the night sky. Here are a few things to look for:
- Lighting installed for walkways and driveways should be directed downward.
- Accent lighting should illuminate only the intended objects.
- Use timers, photo cells and motion detectors to automatically turn lights on and off.
- Use energy-efficient bulbs.