How to Enjoy Lighting in Your Backyard
The summer is here, and it’s a great time to enjoy outdoor barbecues and fun by the pool. At this time of year, there’s just no beating the Hillsborough, CA weather. But if you think you have to stop having outdoor fun once the sun goes down, think again. Smart lighting control for your outdoor spaces can help you stay out longer, keep you safe, and add beauty to your home. Here, we’ll show you how you can get the most out of it with simple controls. Keep reading for more.
Lighting for Beauty
When you think about your landscape, you probably think about how it looks. The foliage and fixtures help you define a serene space that reflects your personality. An outdoor lighting system should enhance these aspects, so you can enjoy the beauty of your yard even after the sun goes down.
A professionally installed system illuminates the areas you love and helps you downplay the ones that you don’t like as much. Durable LED fixtures work to brighten the darkest areas, making them usable without overwhelming with light. Often hidden among foliage or placed along walkways, the fixtures provide full coverage of your entire yard.
LED offers a wide range of dimming capabilities, and with an integrated control system, you can craft a look that blends light and shadow effectively. Create a dramatic, layered look that emphasizes the bold statements you want to make with your home.
Lighting for Safety
Just because the lighting is beautiful doesn’t mean it’s not also functional. More light for your backyard means it’s easier to keep track of the kids, avoid wayward hoses and bikes, and more.
Light fixtures placed along the side of the pool, underwater, and next to walkways will help keep you from tripping or stumbling in the most accident-prone areas. Highlight stairs and other uneven quirks of your yard with track lighting placed under each step.
And with smart lighting control, you don’t even have to turn the lights on to enjoy them. Integrated timers can tell the system when the sun goes down, so they begin to brighten even when you’re not home to turn them on. Hands-free control means you’ll never forget to leave a light on for yourself, even if you stay unexpectedly late at the office.
How else can smart lighting control help you? Why not ask an expert?
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