Outdoor lighting is used for many purposes: security, ambient backyard lighting or to highlight the beauty of your home and landscaping. Security lighting is intended to illuminate dark areas around homes, building and gardens, and often come with motion sensors. You might choose to install ambient backyard lighting to allow your patio area or backyard area for entertaining or relaxing. Path lights, uplights and wall wash fixtures can serve to increase the curb appeal and resale value of your home by highlighting the nighttime beauty of your home and garden. For commercial applications, flood lights are a useful option for parking lots, athletic fields or the perimeter of your building.
Here are some of the many benefits of installing outdoor lighting for your home or business:
The intended purpose of your outdoor lighting will guide you as you select your lighting system. We typically recommend Kichler products—their 15-year warranty on fixtures and lifetime warranty on transformers make their landscape lighting products highly attractive—but the lighting specialists at Allen Outdoor Solutions are experienced in the benefits and costs of almost any brand or product.
Outdoor LED lighting is becoming a trend lately, as it provides better, brighter light than high voltage halogen lighting for a fraction of the price. Plus, outdoor LED lighting comes in many color and ambiance varieties. And they’re energy efficient, which can save you money. Solar lights are another energy efficient landscape lighting option. The drawback to solar lighting, however, is that they can only be used in areas that get plenty of sunlight throughout the day and the don’t produce as much light.
The outdoor lighting specialists at Allen Outdoor Solutions will guide you toward the right landscape lighting system for your desired aesthetic, purpose and budget.
With landscape lighting, maintenance is key to keeping it in working order year after year. Typically, an Allen Outdoor Solutions technician will check your fixtures, timers, wires and bulbs when they service your sprinkler system. They also might trim the greenery around your landscape lighting if it is blocking the light. Every outdoor lighting system is different, but Allen Outdoor Solutions’ service technicians are knowledgeable in all outdoor lighting and can service any brand or type.
If you’re thinking about installing outdoor lighting for your home or business, give us a call. We’ll guide you toward the right lighting solutions for your desired aesthetic and budget.