Due to the nice weather that we experience here in Michigan for much of the year, many property owners love spending time in their outdoor living space. However, when the sun sets, it can force you back inside before you're ready. Luckily, outdoor lighting provides an excellent way for you to use your property at night. With outdoor lighting, you can illuminate your property and highlight the beautiful features that you love. The lighting will not only allow you to show off your property, but outdoor lighting can also make your property safer. The increased visibility can make it safer for you to navigate your property at night since you'll be able to see where you're going, and it can also deter potential intruders from coming onto your property. When installing outdoor lighting on your property, make sure you use LED lights as they are energy efficient, durable, and long-lasting!
Outdoor lighting lets you illuminate what you love about your property.
Your property is already beautiful. Flaunt this by installing an eye-catching outdoor lighting system. Outdoor lighting systems can be breathtaking on their own and add to your property's appeal. The landscape lighting attracts attention and makes your property shine.
Besides being magnetic, outdoor lights can boast what makes your property beautiful, too. Custom designs and different colored lights can highlight features on your property that you are proud of. Here are common techniques companies will use to highlight features on your property:
- Uplighting: This technique is used to highlight features such as trees, poles, and other tall structures. The lighting fixture will point up from the ground.
- Downlighting: This technique mimics natural lighting and illuminates a large area. The lighting will point down from the top of a tall object, like a pole or a tree.
- Silhouetting: This technique creates an outline of an object. The lighting fixture is placed between a wall and a landscape feature.
- Path Lighting: This technique increases visibility along sidewalks, driveways, steps, and other pathways.
Outdoor lighting can enhance the safety of your property.
Besides enhancing your property's aesthetics, outdoor lighting systems can be used to increase the safety of your property, too. At night, some areas on your property may become so dark that you deem them unusable. However, with outdoor lighting, your property will be illuminated and you'll be able to see where you're going, reducing the chances of you tripping over anything.
What's more, by investing in an outdoor lighting system, you can even help deter potential intruders from coming onto your property. That's because trespassers are less likely to come onto a well-lit property.
Make sure you use LED lights for your outdoor lighting system!
If you're worried about wasting energy, make sure to install an LED outdoor lighting system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lighting is the future. By 2035, the majority of light installations will use LED light bulbs. This is because LED bulbs are energy-efficient and durable.
LED bulbs last up to 25 times longer than incandescent lighting and use at least 75% less energy. On top of that, they are extremely bright and look fantastic, making them the perfect choice for your property.
LED light bulbs come in many colors, so you can personalize your outdoor lights and pick a color that will best suit your property.
Call us today to schedule our outdoor lighting installation service!
At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we can brighten your property using low-voltage LED lighting to help enhance your property's safety and beauty. To schedule our outdoor lighting installation service, give us a call today at (517) 333-7999. We offer this service to property owners in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, and other nearby areas in Michigan.