There are many different ways to increase your home’s security, one many people forget about is security lighting. When it comes to security lighting for both beauty and safety, landscape lighting is one of the best security lighting approaches out there. The number one reason why should get security lighting installed will always be safety. It can also add overall appeal to certain aspects of your home, as security lights can double as landscape lighting. Not only to keep your home and gardens safe, but also having your home looking great.
Security Lighting considerations
One consideration before installation is where the best location is for the security light to illuminate your property? Where is the best place for you to put it, and why? If you need widespread light, such as a backyard or driveway for example, you’ll need something with high lumens. A small area like a porch needs lower lumens. On the other hand, you should also consider using timers and photocells on your outside lighting. Photocells are used most commonly for turning exterior light on at sunset and off at dawn, saving energy all around. They also can aid in the illusion that you are home when really you are not.
Additionally, the importance of garden lighting is crucial when talking about security lighting. Though garden lighting may not be your go to choice for landscaping, that does not mean it is not worth investing in, especially for security purposes. Garden theft has become one of the leading types of theft in the last few years, resulting in garden tools, machines, and even the plants themselves being stolen or ruined in residential areas. Entryways are also a location where a number of incidents tend to occur. These spots are known as the homes weakest point and therefore should be lit to prevent accidents.
Floodlights for security lighting
Floodlights are a great option to offer a brighter illumination, emitting a wide and powerful light ideal for entrances, pathways, and along driveways. These can be hidden within garden landscapes, and appear as practically invisible from an individual’s point of view. Moreover, floodlights are also a great option for narrow beams of light within a garden, focused and more concentrated. As trespassers do not want to be seen, shining bright lights over these venerable spots are a worth it investment.
LED or incandescent for Security lighting?
When installing outdoor security lightning, the specifics for each choice are various. Recommended are motion sensor outdoor wall lights with replaceable LED flood light bulbs. These can be hardwired into your home and last you quite a long time.
LED lights cost three to five times more money up front but they are much more energy efficient. Not only does this save you money in the long term on your electric bill but also on replacement bulbs.
With an incandescent bulb, 90 percent of the energy is converted into heat, not light. You’ll change an incandescent bulb 20 times before you’ll need to replace an LED bulb. The bottom line is that $1 light bulbs are one of the main reasons many hydro bills are high. We always will recommend you spend more on an LED light, and pay less in the long run.
Motion Sensor Lights
Motion sensors may be used in your lights and help identify when something comes near the light form. Lights will automatically turn off if nothing is active in that area, but stay active when it spots things. Motion sensor lighting Motion sensor technology ensures that you don’t need to keep your lights running continuously. This saves on hydro bills prolongs the life of your bulb.
Timers can also be added to make sure lighting only starts at a certain time and runs only till you when you set it. You are then able to program the timer to work specific times of the day only, again saving money and energy.
AJ’s Electrical can advise you on the safest and most cost-efficient solutions for outdoor lighting, and provide professional installation. Contact us today. We’re happy to help!
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