It's always around this time of the year that I appreciate the design elements of our outdoor lighting scheme. The days are getting shorter and I find that I am turning on our outdoor lights slightly earlier each day. We have both lights for safety and outdoor party lights. The result of decent outdoor lighting is that we can still enjoy our outdoor space into late August and September.
The most cost-effective manner used to determine which lighting systems will work best for your home is to hire a professional designer. A lighting expert can evaluate which areas of your yard need to be emphasized as well as the proper amount of lighting needed to ensure that no glare takes place and that your neighbors are not disturbed. By hiring professional lighting fixture designs you can evaluate personal photometric plans, lighting design plans, and the prepared number of fixtures needed to create the right light layers. Having too much or too little light is something to be avoided, as it buying more outdoor fixtures than you need.
The first thing you need to consider when developing an outdoor lighting scheme is safety. The pathways and the doorways need to be properly illuminated in order to prevent any unexpected stumbles. Properly lit entrance ways including any back alleys that might border your property also increase your level of personal safety. A good rule of thumb is to have at least 60-80 watts of light at every outside door, set of outside steps, or any other place that you might want to go to at night ie alleys or garbage bin areas.
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