Home-technology integrators have been incorporating landscape lighting into their outdoor installations for years now, primarily as a complement to outdoor audio. In 2019 however, the category sky-rocketed with a wide range of new vendors entering the channel with products that integrate into popular home-automation systems.
Another positive signal for the landscape lighting category is that it typically does not cause friction with designers. Most landscape architects have only spent a small portion of their training curriculum on landscape lighting, so they are more than willing to default to the integrator on the exterior lighting design.
When Landscape Lighting is properly done, it can boost nighttime curb appeal and increase the security of your home and property. Sometimes garage lighting might not seem like a high priority but it is an important part of a total landscape lighting design. A little light will not only deter intruders, but it can also make a significant difference in boosting curb appeal. A garage that is a prominent feature of a home’s curbside view will greatly benefit from landscape lighting. The garage is often considered a separate entity. However, you’ll want an overall look that works in harmony with existing lighting to provide a welcoming curbside view. Lighting the garage can help your design achieve a balanced look.
In today's world, heightening your home's security is critical. At night, outdoor security lighting is one of the most effective deterrents for keeping trespassers at bay. Another safety feature that a well-engineered outdoor lighting system offers to homeowners is dimmability. Take control of the lighting levels around the exterior of your home. You can set your lights to automatically dim by 30 percent at 11 p.m. and by another 30 percent at 2 a.m. and then completely off at sunrise.
Today’s homeowners aren’t interested in recreating the Las Vegas Strip, but a growing number of them would still like to keep their outdoor lighting on well throughout the night because of the sense of security it provides. With dimmable lighting, this becomes a nonissue. Nobody wants a house heavy on darkness, so go ahead and light up your home life with landscape lighting.