|Though it may not be obvious sometimes, outdoor lighting can be just as intricate and luxurious as indoor lighting. More people see the outside of your house, yet we still spend so much on fixtures, chandeliers, and sconces for the inside. You invest in exterior siding, painting, landscaping, and home repair, so why not let people see the results at all times? When the sun goes down, why let your home become invisible? And outside light installations can actually create a new way of looking at your home by becoming part of the decor itself.
Beauty and Performance:
Though outdoor lighting is a great way to make your house stand out from the dark, it also has a variety of interesting functions to help your home become more efficient:
Security: Lights are a great deterrent for crime. By making your house brighter, it always looks like someone is at home, watching over your most prized possession. Plus modern inventions, such as motion detectors, have added to this non-evasive style of protection.
Safety: In the summer, do you let your kids ride their bikes around your neighborhood? If not, is it because your area is simply too dark, leading to a sense of danger even though there is none? The more light you shed around your house, the safer the environment will feel because you now have more control and can keep an eye on your surroundings.
Landscape: This is a very popular trend: by using recessed lights, lanterns, and lamps, you can now see your landscape at night. While the lights themselves can remain invisible, your plants and trees become highlighted, giving them a unique nighttime look.
Recreation: Ever had to call off the basketball game due to darkness? Would you like to play some catch after you get home from work? Now there are specialized products that can light up the game without the extra glare so you can play whenever you want.
Spotlight the Home: Flood lights can highlight areas of the exterior that you had hoped everyone would notice, such as your address. Plus, outside pendants and sconces can become decorations in themselves.
Outdoor lighting is getting more sophisticated in pace with outdoor living. More consumers are enjoying their leisure hours outside and are looking to improve the experience with better lighting.
Blinding floodlights, glaring lanterns and under-illuminating candles aren't cutting it anymore, as people increasingly have come to appreciate just how lighting can contribute to an enjoyable outdoor environment. Outdoor decor is gaining, with tableware an area that has received a boost from deck dining. Grills have become bigger, more expensive and fashionable: not the transfer of the stainless steel trend from the kitchen to the deck.