4 important reasons for installing outdoor lighting

With the arrival of spring and the inviting time it brings, you can spend more time outdoors, especially after being locked up all winter. Although it is not yet hot enough to jump into the pool, there are many other ways to spend a pleasant evening with friends or family in your garden. Without proper outdoor lighting, however, at dusk, all the fun will have to stop. Because of your limited vision, you run the risk of hurting yourself and others. Whether you’re barbecuing, toasting marshmallows, watching your kids jump on the trampoline, make sure you have the right lighting to maximize your experience! Check out these four reasons for installing adequate outdoor lighting.

1. You and your guests will feel more at ease.
Before installing the lighting, think about how you use your outdoor space. For example, if you have a patio, deck, or pool, consider installing zoned lighting that highlights a designated area. You will also want to light areas such as your driveway, garage, sidewalk, and driveway. All these areas are important to illuminate to ensure safe navigation and prevent a trip to the emergency room. Without good lighting, one could stumble on a hidden walk, fall off the bridge or worse – overcook the meat!

The more light there is, the better. By installing the right fixtures in the right places, you’ll eliminate all scary spaces, increasing security and peace of mind, and customers will be able to easily find your home. Illuminating your outdoor spaces will allow you to make the most of your day, and as the weather is just beginning to warm up, we feel like you want to be outside as much as you can!

2. You will increase the functionality. 
When you add LED floodlights to your back patio, deck, or lawn, you can take full advantage of these spaces. Instead of having to go inside when dusk comes, you can relax with your friends and family outside for as long as you want. You can even enjoy a nice dinner around the patio table.

3. You will strengthen the security at home.
A well-lit courtyard dissuades unwanted visitors from coming to your property. There are many types of lights that you can install to increase home security:

• Floodlights with motion detectors on the sides of your house
• Landscape lighting
• Garden lights with motion sensors
• Lights with timers (This is especially important for when you go on vacation)
• Floor lamps
• Projectors
• Twilight at dawn

Many homeowners make the mistake of adding security lights to the front of the house while ignoring the back. The back of your house can be one of the most vulnerable places so be sure to install the lighting in this area. When deciding where to put your outdoor lighting, determine the darkest areas of your home and where an intruder might enter.

4. You will improve the attractiveness of your home.
Your home is one of your most valuable possessions. You can highlight the best features of your home by installing uplights, garden lighting and low-voltage outdoor lighting around your trees and shrubs. Not only will the perfect lights add appeal to your home, but they will also add an undeniable sense of warmth. Friends, neighbors, and passersby cannot help but take a look around your home every time they walk or drive.

AZ Electric can take care of all your outdoor lighting needs! Motion detectors that detect security lights with bright wall lights, we do everything. Get ready for the spring and summer seasons by making your appointment with us today!