In the USA summer has officially arrived, kicking off with a strawberry moon on June 21st! Lawns everywhere are screaming for homeowner attention and if you couldn’t get everything done this spring – there’s still time to spruce up the backyard for July 4th festivities. Let’s take a look at some simple outdoor illumination solutions that you can consider, in order to transform your property into a truly magical evening paradise.
Outdoor Wall Mount Lighting
No one wants to stumble into the house at night, while in the dark. Not only is it difficult to get a key in the door in the dark, it’s not particularly the safest way to enter your home either. A brand new wall mount fixture combined with a sidewalk post lamp can do wonders for curb appeal, and they’re not that hard to install. A good wall mount fixture with certain features such as dusk-to-dawn photocell control can make night time entry a breeze. With growing human awareness of planetary concerns, now many fixtures employ Energy Star and LED features.
Outdoor Landscape & Spot Lighting
Many people love the look of landscape spotlights and yet will shy away from installing them because the process seems too complicated consider. But actually, adding a few well placed spot lights is a fairly simple project that you can easily complete in a weekend. The basics that you will need are: wire cutters, tape measure and your chosen light kit. To make things simple for homeowners many manufacturers will offer spot lights in kits, which include everything you will need to install your lights. Low-voltage lighting systems are easy to install, shock-free and can be moved about. Installation is a simple do-it-yourself weekend project. The challenge for most homeowners is not in figuring out how to assemble the lights, but is in choosing from the wide assortment of styles available.
View Hinkley, Progress and Kichler Step Lights
One might not immediately consider adding step lights, yet if part of your property’s curb appeal features ascending steps, then a few well placed step lights can help to create a magical atmosphere that will illuminate your entire front yard area. Step lights subliminally tell your guests that you not only welcome them, but that you are also concerned for their ultimate safety when they traverse across your property. They’re easy to install and require little more effort than installing a wall switch. In just a few steps, you can add yet another security feature of an LED or incandescent step light to your home.