Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Landscape Lighting Safety & Security

There are many reasons to install a low voltage landscape lighting system. Because we are nearing Daylight savings and it's getting darker earlier in the evening, I think it's a great time to talk safety and security. The benefits of landscape lighting is that it is also energy saving and improves the look of your property at night.

An led lighting system goes a step beyond and produces an 80% energy reduction over typically lighting system. You can realistically power an entire led landscape lighting system for less than the cost of running just two security lights (about 300 watts of light).

If you are putting in new lights or maintaining what you have, be sure to stroll around in the yard right at dusk to get an idea of where you may have dark spots. For safety purposes you will want to be sure to have all steps, entryways, and walkways well lit. Especially during the upcoming events and holidays when more people will be visiting your home. Trips and falls are one the most common accidents occurring on your home premises.

For security purposes, you will want to have your lights on to deter any suspicious characters from lurking in the dark. It has been proven, a well lit home is less likely to be burglarized. Do not allow your home to be the darkest on the block.