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Summer Spruce-Up: 3 Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Summer might not officially begin until June 21st, but the summer temperatures are definitely not waiting for its arrival. How will you spend the summer? Hopefully, outside with family and friends, barbecues and pools. Landscape lighting allows you to spend the cool summer lights outdoors, knowing that your home is safe and beautiful.

Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

3 Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

One of the best things you can do to improve any outdoor activity this summer is to improve your outdoor lighting. Here are just some of the benefits of strategic outdoor lighting:

1. Safety & Security

Summer is the most popular time for home burglaries. Properly placed outdoor lighting combined with timers and motion sensors can dramatically reduce the risk of a home break-in. Having a well-lit landscape that is cared-for and maintained discourages passersby from trespassing, vandalism, and theft. Motion sensors and timers are extra deterants against trespassing and theft.

The added light also provides a safe path for friends and family to reach the front door without slipping or tripping. You can highlight areas of your property that are used at night of easy and safe navigation. Lighting up the exterior of your home will make it easy for ambulances, emergency personnel, family and friends to find your house at night. The more lights you have around your property, the safer it will be for everyone.

2. Extend the Use of the Outdoors

Use lighting that is both decorative and functional to highlight specific areas of your home, such as a beautiful tree or patio area. Add some seating and maybe a firepit or garden and discover a whole new after-dark living area for your home. Using bullet lights and uplights to add beautiful accents to the exterior features around your home. Before the summer hits, install some mood lighting to create a warm and inviting space outdoors.

3.  Curb Appeal

Improve the value of your home and have the envy of your neighbors with a well-lit exterior. Splash your home's best features in the light they deserve. Add uplights, mood lighting, garden lighting, and down lights from your trees to turn a dark and drabby home into an outdoor wonderland. Offer a warm and inviting refuge for your friends and family this summer by illuminating your outdoors.

For some lighting inspiration, watch this video slideshow of outdoor lighting ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8t0pVzfvo8

There are many reasons to install outdoor lighting around your home. Whether it is showcasing your home's most beautiful features or simply making it easier for people to safely walk, Gold Medal Service can help you find the best lighting solutions for your needs:

  • Patio lighting
  • Deck lighting
  • Front porch lighting
  • Garden lighting
  • Landscape lighting
  • Pool or hot tub lighting
  • Exterior accent lighting
  • Security lighting
  • Exterior walkway lighting
  • Any other outdoor lighting needs you may come up with!

Simply give us a call and we'll send an expert electrician to your home to efficiently and effectively install any type of outdoor lighting you want. For more information on the different types of outdoor lighting you can use for your home, see our Landscape Lighting Guide.


For more information on outdoor lighting, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-553-6060. A lighting architect will walk you through all of your lighting options and help you find the exact solution for your needs.

If you have any questions about security and outdoor lighting for your New Jersey home, give Gold Medal Service a call and we'd be glad to answer them for you.

Make Gold Medal Service your first call for your electrical maintenance, repairs, and installations.

We also specialize in heating and cooling tune-ups to prevent breakdowns, increase your energy efficiency, and maintain your manufacturer's warranty. You can schedule your landscape lighting consultation and air conditioning tune-up appointment online!

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