December is finally here! Many streets are now aglow with festive holiday lighting displays, and some notable neighborhoods are attracting visitors from all over Maryland. Inflatable Santas, twinkling faux “icicles,” and miles and miles of string lights are popping up everywhere, but festive decor shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind. Having a well-lit property is important at any time of year, and now is the perfect time to rethink your home’s outdoor lighting system. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers elegant lighting solutions from Kichler that will make your property shine in any season.
Look Past Winter’s Bright Colors and Twinkling Lights
With holiday lighting warming the cooler days and nights, it can be tempting for homeowners to look at their properties through a purely festive lens. Does your home compete with the over-the-top scenes and animated light displays on your neighbors’ lawns? However, it can be just as critical to evaluate your outdoor lighting without the distraction of holiday lights. How does your landscape look at night without glowing ornaments and string lights? Is it possible to navigate your property safely without the use of light-up candy canes and snowflakes? If your property isn’t well-illuminated without the presence of festive lights, consider adding path lighting, wash fixtures, and directional lights to your home and landscape.
Other Benefits of a Well-Lit Property
A well-lit property doesn’t just look great — it’s often safer, too. Thieves and intruders are typically less likely to target homes with ample outdoor lighting. Adding lights helps reduce shadows, eliminating hiding spots for unwelcome guests. Putting your lights on a timer can hide the fact that your home is empty, and motion sensors add yet another layer of security and deterrence. Investing in lighting can also enhance the physical safety for you and your guests as they are more likely to see obstacles and hazards when navigating your property at night if the area is brightly lit. Illuminating walkways, steps, and driveways is most important.
Outdoor Lighting is Useful Year-Round
Outdoor lighting is particularly helpful during the fall and winter months when daylight hours are scarce, but lighting systems are incredibly useful in spring and summer, too. Keep your parties going on mild spring nights by installing lights on your deck or patio. Add path lights, wash lights, and overhead fixtures to your pool area to keep everyone safe during late-night summer swims. Adding the perfect outdoor lighting system is a year-round added value for your home and landscape.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for winter or spring, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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