Brighten Your Home Post-Daylight Savings with Landscape Lighting
Enjoy the Safety & Security of Advanced Landscape Lighting Control
This year on Nov. 3, we’ll all turn our clocks back one hour, bringing us back to the long nights of winter. The loss of daylight can take a toll; suddenly, as we step out of work in the evening, the sky is already turning black.
But there’s a smart way to brighten your home all season long. If you don’t already have a smart landscape lighting system in your Austin, TX house, why not start this fall? Taking inspiration from the manufacturer Coastal Source, you can use landscape lighting to enhance your house’s architectural charm. And by combining your lighting fixtures with a smart control system, you can use your lights for safety and security, too. How? Continue reading to find out!
Accentuate Your Home’s Appearance
You put a lot of work into your home—so why not show it off? With the right exterior lights, you can highlight architectural angles, trees, and garden structures for visually stunning curb appeal. Plus, you’ll feel more inclined to spend time outdoors at night, adding livable square footage.
To target a specific feature like a striking tree or entryway, use bullet lights, a small spotlight-shaped model. Coastal Source’s bullet lights are made of solid brass, so they’ll never corrode or rust. Path lights guide guests into your house and welcome you home on dark evenings. Square-shaped wash lights will flood an entire wall with brightness for contrast, and lip lights lighten under railings, accent columns, or steps. And lastly, one of our favorite techniques is the tree light, which hangs like a branch with a bulb at the end. A lighting expert can help you design a plan to suit your home’s unique design.
Improve Your Home Safety
By connecting your landscape lights into a control system like Crestron, you can set each to timers so they’ll automatically activate at nightfall. That way, you’ll feel comfortable and safe walking up your driveway late at night. When you’re away from home, your smart lighting can ward off trespassers by maintaining the appearance that someone is home. From your tablet or smartphone, schedule lights to flicker on and off throughout the day, as if you never left home. Plus, you can sync lights to motion sensors so that if any activity is detected, lights will flood on whoever approaches. Even in the pitch dark, you’ll feel safe thanks to your landscape lighting system.