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Smart Lighting Options for Safer Homes



Sometimes spending time outdoors can be so enjoyable that you don’t want to go back inside after the sun goes down! It is important to install lighting so that you can keep the party going without worrying about the sunset. Lights can illuminate the mood and keep you safe from any unexpected threats in the dark. Try some of these exciting options to ensure that your time outside stays “lit”.

String Lighting

String lights are an immensely popular option for outdoor lighting. They come in a large variety of colors and designs to provide a warm and intimate light. Be sure to purchase lights that are safe to use outdoors and have enough string to cover the desired area. You can simply let them hang above you or wrap them around trees for a festive glow.

Deck Lighting

A more professional option is to get lights directly installed into your deck. They are completely safe because they are integrated into the deck and it is easy to get around without tripping since there are no grooves. Consider placing the lights along stairs to ensure safety when climbing up and down them. This type of lighting is simple, but effective.

Sconces 

Sconces can easily transform the look of a backyard. There are numerous designs to match your style so that they can fit in with any design. They provide enough light, without being too blinding. 

Lanterns

Lanterns are a great form of light that comes with a rustic style. They provide diffused light with a soft glow without being too bright. Using lanterns can provide a nice wash of light with great style.

Security Lights

If you are looking for very bright lights, look into buying security lights. They are automated and turn on whenever they sense motion. This is very convenient and prevents you from wasting too much energy. It lights up a large area, and as the name implies, it provides you with a necessary sense of security.

Fire Pits

Although they may not be a traditional source of light, fire pits can be very useful and help you keep your home safe. They provide a natural source of light and come in a variety of styles, like wood-burning and gas. They also come in many different sizes and are sold in various price ranges. The best part: they also provide warmth (and can be used as a campfire!).

LED Light Strips

One of the latest trends has been adding LED lights in every area possible: bedrooms, cars, and now even outdoors! They can instantly change the aesthetic of an environment and they are endlessly customizable. Additionally, they are very affordable and easy to install. You can place them along a fence for a pop of color, around stairs for a safer journey, or even around a roof border for an overlying light. These lights are very minimalistic but useful and effective.

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