Stay Safe, and Light It Up This Fall!
As the days become shorter as we enter the fall season, we’re faced with a choice–be outside in darkness or go inside and have gatherings and parties. While a fire is always a nice idea and can make for a great place to gather around, sometimes what we really need is outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting can be the difference between safety and accidents. In this article, we’ll talk more about why outdoor lighting is important and how to incorporate it into your designs.
Safety is Your Number One Concern
When the days end sooner and the moon is not full, being outdoors on these wonderful cool nights can be a danger. There could be unexpected holes, cracks in cement, and other dangers on your property that could cause a trip or fall which could lead to a twisted ankle or broken bone. This can all be alleviated by installing outdoor lighting on your property. At Heartwoods, we specialize in accent lighting, track lighting, and wall lights. Each of these options can serve their own purpose when lighting a landscape for safety. Your main goal will be to illuminate sidewalks and pathways. This is to keep people safe from any dangers like holes or cracks that you are aware of. Plus you want to make sure seating areas are well lit so everyone sees where they are going.
Accent lighting is a great way to get safety lighting in without making it obvious the lights are also there for safety. It can be strategically placed along walkways with landscaping or beside doorways or patios to make it easier to see. Wall lights are installed into retaining walls. These are great especially in seating areas because they are less likely for someone to trip over. Plus they illuminate where everyone is sitting, eating, talking, and walking.
This type of lighting is most invaluable for sidewalks and pathways that need multiple lights in a row. These lights can be placed along a sidewalk or pathway and illuminate it. There are several types of lights that can be used as well, including those that are solar powered. They will charge during the day and then come on at night and be bright and beautiful. These are also a great energy saver and save you remembering to turn on the lights outside. You know that you’ll always be covered because they’ll always turn on when it gets dark.
Light it Up and Stay Safe!
If you’re looking to keep your fall gatherings as safe as possible, it’s time to consider outdoor lighting. Whether you choose track lighting, accent, wall, or a mix of several different types to keep your property as safe as possible, you can be sure that the experts at Heartwoods will guide you on placement and style. We will install all lighting and answer any questions that you might have. Contact us today for more information about outdoor lighting for your fall gatherings!
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