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Many Floridians are getting ready for outdoor fun this summer by cleaning their pools, servicing their grills, and making sure their yard is in tip-top shape. Why not take the excitement of the season into the night with landscape lighting? No matter if you have a small patio or a spacious yard, landscape lighting can transfer your fun in the sun seamlessly into those summer nights.
Benefits of Landscape Lighting
Not only does landscape lighting make your yard more fun, but it also provides several benefits including:
FunctionalityYour living space shouldn’t stop at your doors. Providing custom lighting to your outdoor areas allows you to create and utilize your space in a way for you to entertain friends or just relax at any time of the day or night.
AppearanceUnique lighting allows you to showcase the beauty of your yard and home while also making it stand out! From putting a spotlight on trees and plants to detailing holiday decorations or interesting architecture, landscape lighting increases your home’s curb appeal.
Personal SafetyWell-lit landscapes mean that you will no longer face the dangers of tripping or running into objects in dark areas of your yard. Guests will also feel much safer navigating around steps, pools, and curbs.
Home SecurityAccording to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an astonishing 13.3 million property victimizations occurred in the United States in 2017 alone. Burglars are more likely to strike when homes and yards are dark. Landscape lighting makes your home more secure by decreasing the number of dark spaces around your property.
What to Consider
While landscape lighting may seem as easy as installing a few lights, there are several things to consider to guarantee you get the most out of your space, including:
Types of Lighting
While there are many different styles of landscape lighting on the market, most homes incorporate task, accent, and ambient lighting into their plans. The different functions of these lights are:
- Task: These lights serve a specific purpose and can include pathway, entryway, patio, and deck lighting along with any sort of security lighting.
- Accent: These lights serve to highlight specific areas or objects and can include tree and plant lighting, pond and statue lighting, and holiday lighting.
- Ambient: These lights serve as your main source of lighting in a specific area, while also setting a mood and can include sconces, hanging lights, and post lights.
Size of Area
Be sure to take measurements of the places you want to include landscape lighting. You don’t want to put too much light in a small area as it could be a nuisance to yourself and others, but you also don’t want to use too little light, as you will not be able to see.
Florida weather can be unpredictable, so you need landscape lighting that is sure to last throughout the months. Be sure to look for lighting made of weather-resistant material.
Though there are many low-wattage landscape lighting options available that make the cost of operation less expensive, there will be an increase in your electrical bill. Some factors to consider are that LED lights are more economical than halogen lighting, the quantity of lights you use, and how many hours the lighting is in use.
Hire a Professional
Working with our licensed electricians at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric means that you will get expert help from planning to installation. We will work with you to find the perfect landscape lighting solutions to fit your area, budget, and style to ensure around the clock fun.
Summers in Boca Raton are already amazing, but you can make your home the place for outdoor fun all day and night with amazing landscape lighting. Call Art Plumbing, AC & Electric today at 561-391-1048 today to light up your life.