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Outdoor Lighting

Updated Thursday, January 17, 2013
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 I am already starting to dream about spring and warmer weather. Get a jump start on spring projects so that when the nice weather arrives you can enjoy your outdoor space.

Here are some creative ideas for outdoor lighting for your home. Not only can outdoor lighting improve the safety and security of your home, but it will extend your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces into the evenings, making them more functional after dark.

Illuminate Your House Number

It seems obvious, but if you want to make it easy for people to find your house in the dark illuminate your house number. I am often reminded of how important this is when I am visiting a new client for the first time. If the house number is not lit up well it can be very hard to find the house. You will find lots of new unique lighting sources now that work on solar power so no need to worry about running electricity to a new light.

Outdoor Lighting at Your Front Door

You always want to provide enough light so you can get your key in the front door or make guests feel safe and welcome when they knock. This is important not simply for aesthetics, but safety as well. You may want to install automatic timers at your front door to turn on outdoor lighting when it gets dark, or install motion sensor outdoor lighting that will turn on the lights when someone approaches your house. With these great features you never have to worry about turning on the lights in the evening.

Outdoor Path Lighting

To create a level of safety and security, provide light on garden paths and sidewalks that are used frequently. Low-voltage landscape lighting is energy efficient and easy to install and there are many solar options as well.

Outdoor Patio Lighting

There are lots of options available for patio lighting, track lighting, lanterns and spot lights are just a few options. Whichever option you choose, adding some light to your patio will enhance the appearance and give you more enjoyment and use of the space.


Julie Jenkins

Sales Representative

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges Brokerage

Office: 519-336-3948 

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