Home and Garden Security Lighting
Security lights for the home and garden are not limited to the standard two bulb motion sensor security lights. Solar technology has advanced to provide brighter light output with longer operating times. Motion sensing solar lights exist that preserve the charge for use only when movement is detected. Low voltage lighting is easy to install and is a staple lighting product used in landscaping. www.lightingathome.co.uk, the leading provider of light fixtures in the UK, has the best home and garden security lighting fixtures and much more.
Make a Lighting Plan First
Outdoor home lighting for security and visual appeal should be drawn up on paper first. Draw a rough blueprint style sketch of the property, buildings and landscape features. Trees and other objects can obscure intended light paths. To avoid the need to have household current electrical cables professionally installed, use low voltage or solar lights. Minimize shadows for pathways and stairs that are to be illuminated. Fortunately it does not take much wattage to sufficiently light areas and objects at night.
Specific Security Lighting Considerations
Though paths and stairs can be illuminated very well with low voltage or solar lighting, it is important to have some standard high wattage floodlights close to the house, the garage and outbuildings. Old floodlight fixtures may only need to have the correct bulbs installed and be re-aimed. Sometimes a spotlight is inadvertently used where a floodlight bulb is needed. Fixtures may also never have been properly aimed. This could save a significant amount that can be added to the rest of the lighting budget.
Draw up a plan on paper first to see exactly what is needed. Then proceed in a methodical and logical manner. Do not forget that low voltage and solar lights may appear dim at a store display but will be bright at night. Use the correct bulbs for existing fixtures and consider adjusting their positions before deciding to replace them.