Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. It’s easier to run outside with no need for sunscreen. The heat from the grill actually feels good. And mosquitoes are a thing of the past. The only problem? It can be dark outside! But tasteful, strategically-placed landscape lighting can ensure you enjoy the outdoors all year. It’s also a smart investment.
Light Up Your Landscape, Lighten Up Your Mood
Spending time outdoors can make you happier. According to the EPA, Americans only spend 7 percent of their life outside. Getting outside and moving around for as little as five minutes at a time has been showed to improve both mood and self-esteem.
Spending time outdoors has also been scientifically linked to better health. While people often blame cold and flu season on the cooler weather, it’s really due to spending more time inside where pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outside air. Breathing in fresh air is good for the body, mind and spirit.
Outdoor Lighting makes Financial Sense
Let’s get down to the numbers: Outdoor lighting also offers a good return on investment. Here are three more reasons why landscape lighting makes good financial sense:
- Increase curb appeal: Thoughtfully-placed accent lighting can instantly increase curb appeal, which instantly increases your home value.
- Increase safety: Well-lit walkways and doorways decrease the risk of trip-and-fall accidents. Plus, multiple studies show that outdoor lighting deters theft.
- Low energy usage means low energy bills: By using LED lights, your landscape will stay eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly. These energy-efficient lights are durable, and can withstand bumps from wind, pets or anything else passing through your landscape. LEDs also operate at a cooler temperature, which means you can leave them on all night without worry.
In short, as the days get shorter and the nights get longer, there’s no reason to let the setting sun keep you from enjoying all the benefits the outdoors has to offer. Contact us today, and let’s talk about the best was to light up your landscape.