Of course, outdoor lighting makes your home look great but it also serves two very important purposes. First, your security lighting will dissuade burglary or vandalism and second it will help people on your property move around safely.
Criminals and burglars would prefer to mount their attack on your home under a cloak of darkness. If you can be seen by others in a well-lit yard, are you really going to misbehave? The New York Police Department was recently quoted in an article advocating for porch lights and floodlights to discourage criminals. Even if you live in a good neighborhood, you are at just as much risk for break-ins because criminals know to target upscale homes.
Ever tripped walking up your driveway in the darK? Shed more lighting so that your family and any guests can easily pick their way to and from your doorstep at night. Motion-sensor floodlights are a good option if energy consumption is a concern. Keep in mind that any wrongful injury of a visitor on your property, like a slip and fall or twisted ankle, can spell legal trouble for you and adequate lighting can help you and your guests avoid tripping.
A well-designed, quality lighting system will add lots of value to your home. Quality add-ons such as this are huge positives for prospective buyers who will be concerned about the appearance of the home as well as the safety. And, the safer your house is, the safer your neighborhood is.