Outdoor Lighting Options for Safety and Efficiency

Summer may be coming to an end soon, but there is still plenty of time to knock out some lighting projects that will benefit you throughout the year. All of the following products can increase safety, efficiency, and security. Many of which can also be used in conjunction with each other. For instance, a motion sensing, flood light.

Motion Sensor Lighting

Motion Sensor Light

Motion sensor lighting is a perfect option for outdoor and indoor application. Motion sensor lighting answers various issues regarding electrical efficiency, security, and safety. The most obvious benefit of installing motion sensor lighting is ditching the light switch. By doing so, motion sensor lighting eliminates the chance of leaving unused lights on throughout the building. In the case of outdoor application, criminals are less likely to vandalize or burglarize a home or establishment that is well lit.

This also holds true for unwanted animals such as possums and raccoons. They also increase safety by illuminating driveways and walkways towards the entrance of the building. If a criminal finds their way indoors, a motion sensor light applied indoors, could also prompt them to flee. Are you turning off your lights? A guide to motion sensors.

Flood Lights

 Flood Lights

Flood lights generally light larger areas and are ideal for outdoor application. Stadiums, and parks are a few places where you can find flood lights being used. When mounted with a 22 degree angle pointed downward, a flood light can emulate daylight so that outdoor activities can continue. The vast amount of light provided can also increase security. This is why flood lights are sometimes referred to as security lights. Flood lights are perfect to add a few more hours of “daylight” at your home or other outdoor locations.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting keeps your building or home visible after dark. These accent lights are also known to make the building more appealing. By illuminating the outside of the house you increase its security since well-lit properties are less likely to be burglarized or vandalism. Landscape lighting also keeps stairs, drop-offs, pools and tripping hazards visible to prevents accidents and increase safety. Last but not least, adding lighting to driveways and walkways make your building easier to find for guest safer to navigate through.

Applying these lighting techniques will bring plenty of benefits for your building, whether residential or commercial. Be sure to use LED lighting to maximize efficiency.

Recommended Reading

You must consider several factors when you make the choice to install LED lights in your commercial space. Read our guide to figure out which type of LED fixture works best for your commercial space.

Falyn Eaden
Falyn Eaden

Working as Project Management Officer at CORL Technologies and armed with a B.S. in English & Professional Communication and an M.S. in Cyber Security, Falyn works to create environments that protects and represents the world around us. He loves life, fast-paced environments, flag football, eating and exploring new things.

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