November 6th is right around the corner! Not sure about the significance of that date? Well, November 6th is when most states across America turn their clocks back one hour. Not only will we lose an hour of sleep, but we will also lose an hour of light each day until the Spring. In fact, we lose about a minute of daylight every three days near the beginning of winter. This may be perceived as a dreaded time by many, but outdoor lighting can change your perception tremendously. Here, Georgia Lightscapes shares reasons why outdoor lighting is important and different landscape lighting ideas to consider this Fall.
Why Is Commercial & Residential Outdoor Lighting A Must?
One of the top reasons why light is crucial to any space is due to the added security they provide. In a study done by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the NYPD and the NYC Housing Authority, the benefit of added safety was further proven. This was tested and studied by providing 40 public housing developments with new lights. “The study concluded that increased levels of lighting led to a 36% reduction in “index crimes…” (Chalfin et al., 2019) While this study was done particularly for the safety of New York City, the results reach beyond the Big Apple. Any city would benefit from adding more outdoor light. It is encouraging to know how beneficial light could be for a community – whether known for being “dangerous” or not.
If you’re looking into adding outdoor lights to increase safety, your best choice would be to add flood lights to your home or business. Flood lights are powerful, wide-angled light fixtures that are one of our lighting company’s most popular choices for safety lights. Especially with the advances in technology over the past few years, flood lights with attached motion sensors and cameras are able to help you have peace of mind in your home. If you are wanting to read more about the importance of outdoor light for homes, check out our previous blog here.
Especially with Daylight Savings time approaching us, it is best to have landscape lighting set up for when it gets darker quicker. Don’t put off getting in contact with your local lighting company, Georgia Lightscapes. Outdoor light can transform your area into a well-lit, safe and secure home. Although we will start to see less daylight after a long day of work, you can still find ways to enjoy the outdoors this Fall. If you have a porch you enjoy sitting on, or maybe even a hot tub in your backyard, it’s ideal to have outdoor lighting to enjoy it all.
Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Consider
Our outdoor lighting company specializes in these types of lighting including landscape lighting and commercial spaces. One idea for your backyard that would be practical and enjoyable is permanent string lights.
- String lighting makes the perfect addition for your deck, gazebo, pool area, porch and more! We would love to take on this project and help you enjoy your outdoor space for as long as possible this year.
- To further create a fun space to enjoy at nighttime, even on those cold days, maybe even consider adding a fire pit! This would look great with added pathway lighting. Not only would it provide a great light source for added safety walking to and from the fire, but it would create a comforting ambiance outside. Outdoor lights are magical in that they can instantly transform any area.
Another reason you need outdoor light is because of the look it can give to your garden and landscape. Even your front entry way should stand out with outdoor light. Entryway lighting can provide safety, while also highlighting details such as stone entryways or steps. These are highly beneficial and can help show off the key details of your beautiful home. Especially for a place of business, front entryway lighting is essential. It helps your customers/guests see where they need to go in order to enter your business. There’s nothing worse than trying to go somewhere to eat or shop and not knowing where to enter!
Looking For Lighting This Fall or Winter?
You can consult with one of our lighting professionals to find out what would work best for your home or business! Our Atlanta outdoor lighting company, Georgia Lightscapes, can meet all your outdoor lighting needs. We are a start-to-finish lighting installation company and provide outdoor lighting solutions for Metro Atlanta including Canton, and most of Georgia. Our complete outdoor lighting services include design, installation, and superior service to help you in every way we can. We want to build a long-term relationship with you while providing you with excellent outdoor lighting to give you every opportunity to make memories outside with your family and friends – regardless of the season or hour! We also provide a free quote and can work with your needs and budget! Reach out to us with any questions you may have about this process.
If you’d like to read more on the New York City study mentioned, check out the study here:
Reducing Crime Through Environmental Design: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment of Street. Lighting in New York City (Aaron Chalfin, (University of Pennsylvania), Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon and NBER), Jason Lerner (University of Chicago Crime Lab), Lucie Parker (University of Chicago Crime Lab). –>CLICK HERE<–