How Outdoor Lighting Can Change Your Home
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How Outdoor Lighting Can Change Your Home

If you want to embrace the true beauty of your home every day of the year, might we suggest adding outdoor lighting? Whether you have beautiful curb appeal during the summer or you’re looking to spruce it up for the first time, adding outdoor lighting can dramatically change the look and feel of your home. 


In recent years, outdoor lighting has gained popularity for three main reasons: safety, security, and visual aesthetics. The neighborhood in which you live, the price of your home, the age and activity of your children, grandchildren, and pets all contribute to the overall value of your lighting. 


Visual Aesthetic

Garden aesthetics have become more important than ever in recent years. Not only does landscape lighting add safety and security to your home, but it also makes your yard look better. It’s that simple! You want your home to look beautiful 365 days a year, and outdoor lighting can help with this. It can show off the beauty of your home, even when it’s dark and gloomy out. Proper lighting can also add tremendous value and curb appeal to your property. 


When adding lighting for visual reasons, the best places to add it will vary by unique home. Depending on the layout of your home, the neighborhood you live in, and the size of your home, we will offer different options to enhance its beauty

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One of the main reasons people have started to incorporate landscape lighting into their homes is to increase their safety and the safety of their family and friends. Safety is essential for those who have young children, grandchildren who come over often, pets, and those who have pools. 


In the summer, we see the sun until about 9 pm. The winter is a different story. While we don’t spend as much time outdoors when it’s below 30 degrees, we do still have to go outside at times. When kids learn to open doors, they often do so when they are unsupervised or are trying to sneak around. If your children sneak out back in the winter or summer nights, especially if you have a pool or rocky terrain, there’s no telling what could happen if the child can not see effectively. Children don’t realize their limits and will often push them, simply because they do not know any better. One way to ensure their safety is to add outdoor lighting, which helps them see where they are going, and it helps you notice if they’re outside when they shouldn’t be. 


Safety is important when dealing with children and pets, and this simple addition to your home could do wonders. Pathway lighting, pool lighting, deck lighting, and featured trees are the best places to add landscape lighting when focusing on safety.  

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On top of the safety factor, outdoor lighting helps add a level of security to your home. Burglars and other criminals are much less likely to try to invade your home if you have lighting all around. 


Many people prefer LED lights for this purpose as they are generally brighter than incandescent bulbs. LED lights also last about 1400 times longer and are more energy-efficient, causing you to save more money in the long run.


The best places to add lighting for security measures are pathway lighting, lights in the trees, and motion-sensor lights around the exterior of your home. Quality lighting allows you to see any movement outside, and it also deters criminals from targeting your home. 

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How Rainscapes Can Help

Rainscapes provides design, installation, and service for new and existing lighting systems. We will continually review wattage, voltage drop, cable sizes, fixtures, and bulb selections to ensure you’re making the best decision for your home and your wallet. Having a professional install your landscape lighting will save you time and money, and it will give you peace of mind that there won’t be electrical fires or shorts during the process.


We typically install outdoor lighting systems in one to two days. The best part is that you don’t even have to be home during the installation! Since all of the work is performed outdoors, there is no need for us to access the interior of your home, allowing you to go about your day as usual and return to a beautiful, well-lit home. For more information on outdoor lighting, give us a call at 865-981-4270 or shoot an email to We’d love to help increase the safety, security, and beauty of your home. 

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