It’s hard to believe that we’ve been designing and installing high quality low voltage landscape lighting in Austin for over 12 years now! It’s been an exciting ride so far, and we expect it to only get better over the next decade and beyond. Let’s talk about some of the reasons you should consider low voltage landscape lighting at your home.
VALUE: The most obvious reason to add exterior lighting is that a well-designed low voltage landscape lighting system makes any property look amazing at night. But did you know that it can make your home look more expensive? According to some sources we’ve read, it can increase the perceived value of a property by a whopping 20%! Can you think of anything else that would make such a substantial difference? We sure can’t.
SAFETY: Well-placed landscape lighting fixtures can illuminate walkways and steps to make it safer to move around at night. Although you may be familiar enough with the idiosyncrasies of your landscape, what about your guests? They may not know their way around your property, and a trip or fall could surely put a damper on an otherwise pleasant visit to your home.
SECURITY: According to most police forces and security companies, good outdoor lighting is one of the most effective deterrents to crime. When it comes to security lighting however, I’m not talking about those ugly flood lights on the corner of a home. I’m talking about attractive accent lighting, and low level fill-in lighting that eliminates dark holes and allows you or your neighbors to see anyone that might try creeping around. It is quite difficult to see anything with bright flood lights shinning in the eyes, or in areas of complete darkness on your property. So, low level, low voltage landscape lighting in Austin is a great deterrent.
AMBIENCE: I love the atmosphere that can be created in outdoor living spaces with some low voltage landscape lighting in the right places. Focal points can come to life at night, and large trees can take on a whole new look. A dappled moonlight effect on the ground can add a touch of romance, as well. Our clients tell us that they spend a lot more time outdoors after having their landscape lighting installed.
VIEW: One last reason for considering low voltage landscape lighting is your view from inside your home, anytime of the year. I bet you didn’t think of this one, did you? That might even sound a bit unusual, but take a little time tonight to gaze outside from your easy chair or sofa, and think about what you see. If you are like most people, you may see a reflection of yourself or something else in that black window because of the darkness outside. Imagine if there were lighting in your landscape that would eliminate the blackness. Low voltage landscape lighting can turn your dark windows into frames for art at night! A majestic oak tree can be seen to glow – if it has some light on it. Maybe you have a lovely Japanese Maple tree with feathery green leaves outside your window that would look incredible at night. We like to consider our work as art that you can live in every night.
So, you can see, there are many reasons to consider adding low voltage landscape lighting in Austin. Some may be better than others, and maybe one reason is all you need. We can design a beautiful lighting system for you based on any one of these motives – or all of them! But we are certain you will get more than one benefit from your outdoor lighting, no matter what the reason. Contact us here today and we’ll set up a consultation to get started on your outdoor lighting project.