Exterior Lighting


If you have ever visited the model homes of a newly constructed community, especially at night, you have surely noticed the dramatic effect their well-placed exterior lighting has on the overall appeal of the houses. You do not have to purchase a brand-new home to enjoy the benefit of well-designed exterior lighting for your home. A professional Rexburg electrician can design and install outdoor lighting that will accentuate your home’s architectural features and landscape. Your home can have the same dramatic curb appeal as a newly built one when you use a professional electrician to help update your exterior lighting. Here are some reasons why exterior lighting is beneficial:

Safety First

Improving the exterior lighting around your home is the number one way you can help to prevent slips, trips and falls from occurring on your property. The United States Centers For Disease Control reports that over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, usually a head injury or a hip fracture. In 2015, the medical costs for falls totalled more than 50 billion dollars. If a visitor to your home falls and is injured on your property, you could be held responsible for their injuries, especially if the area where they fell was poorly lit. Making sure steps, walkways and driveways are well-lit could prevent you or a loved one from seriously injuring. Well-placed pathway lighting and accent lights could save you and your loved ones the pain and expense of a severe injury.

Security

A combination of fixed and motion-sensing lights could make a massive difference in the overall security of your home. A well-lit exterior helps create a more secure environment. It is easier for trespassers to hide or approach your home unseen when there are very few dark or shadowy areas for them to hide in. Motion-detecting lights will let anyone coming to your home know their presence has been detected. Additionally, you and your family will feel safer returning home in the evening if your driveway, sidewalk, and entrance are well-lit.

Increase Property Value

A licensed electrician to help design and install updated exterior lighting for your home will boost your property value. From subtle uplighting on trees and shrubs to accent lighting on pilasters and walkways, nothing draws attention to your home faster than a well-executed exterior lighting installation. If you have some ideas of what you would like the exterior of your home to look like in the evening, give a professional electrician a call. Together you can create a design that will provide you and your family a sense of safety and security while, at the same time, raising the value of your home. There are many attractive options for lighting aside from just lamps. To create a dramatic and beautiful effect, you could add sconces to your home, in-ground lighting, and spotlight lighting. You can even opt for the popular bevelled designs in the glass to add light designs on the ground.