The days keep getting longer as we race towards summer. Despite the later sunsets, many Marylanders look to outdoor lighting to keep their properties well-lit in the evenings. Safety, security, and aesthetic appeal are all valid reasons to consider installing a new outdoor lighting system, and Lehnhoff’s Supply offers premium lighting equipment to help you keep your property looking gorgeous, day or night. Visit Lehnhoff’s Supply for products from Kichler Lighting and CAST Lighting and follow these outdoor lighting tips to make your home or business shine!
1. Use the Right Equipment for Outdoor Lighting
While it might be tempting to toss up some twinkle lights from a big box store to light up your patio, home and business owners must invest in outdoor lighting equipment that can handle all of the weather and wildlife that Maryland has to offer. Only use light fixtures that are rated for outdoor use and follow all installation and maintenance instructions from the manufacturer.
2. Add Layers of Light
Lighting design can be tricky, but the benefits of a well-designed outdoor lighting system are significant. Combine different types of fixtures to add subtle layers of light throughout your property. Wash lights, directional fixtures, and path lighting can each add a valuable aesthetic element to your design. Pendant fixtures and wall lights from Kichler and CAST can create a warm, welcoming atmosphere around your home, patio, or business.
3. Highlight Points of Interest with Outdoor Lighting
Which aspects of your architecture or landscape do you want to highlight? Well-placed light fixtures can do a fantastic job of putting your property’s best foot forward. Use directional lighting to bring focus to trees, hardscape elements, or important architectural features. Outdoor lighting can also be used to draw attention away from the more undesirable parts of your property.
4. Consider Outdoor Lighting for Safety and Visibility
The way your property looks is important, but there are plenty of other priorities to consider when designing an outdoor lighting system. If safety is your primary concern, consider installing floodlights, using a lighting timer or motion sensor, and eliminating dark spots around your property. If you love to entertain, you may want to focus on lighting that allows you to host guests after dark. Light up your patio, walkways, and any other areas that you use to entertain. Consider your specific needs — if your family loves to play bocce ball or frisbee after dark, add some light to your lawn.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for spring and summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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