Tips from a Long Island Outdoor Lighting and Landscape Lighting Company.

Homeowners spend countless hours and every ounce of their creativity on their home’s appearance. This makes sense because your home is by far your biggest investment.  When it comes to home improvement and design, the interior is always top of mind.  The paint, furniture, and light fixtures are all important, but the savvy homeowner never forgets the outside of the house. 

The front and back yards of a home provide an amazing opportunity to expand your living space.  Your home’s exterior can be a welcoming spot where comfort, peace, and beautiful scenery create an escape from within the confines of four walls. Furthermore, you use this part of your property daily whenever you leave or enter it. It’s the first thing someone sees when you invite them over.

It only makes sense to invest in your landscape.  You can plant as many flowers as you want and mow the lawn frequently, but it’s of no use if your efforts disappear once the sun goes down. Hence, it makes total sense to enhance the complete experience and make the home both efficient and beautiful with the appropriate outdoor lighting. 

Kleen Cut Irrigation is more than a  premier sprinkler company. We are also the landscape lighting company Long Island trusts to enhance their properties.  When planned and executed correctly, an outdoor lighting company can transform your entire property.   Here are a few considerations a to why landscape lighting for Long Island residents makes sense…

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1. Landscape Lighting Sets The Mood After Dark

It’s no secret that the right lighting at the proper time can speak for itself.  There is a reason candlelight dinners are so effective.  Like the indoors, setting the mood of an outdoor space heavily relies on the lighting.  The moonlight is beautiful, but there is more to see. Your homes exterior consists of different areas that add character in their own way. 

We can all agree that not all kinds of lights work everywhere, so it is essential to choose the one that works well in the area.  Here are a few types of outdoor lighting Long Island homeowners can consider: 

Ambient Outdoor Lighting

If you want an overall light in the outdoor space, the ambient one is perfect for you. This type of lighting generates a warm, comfortable brightness level if you use the right kind of fixtures like wall lights or lamp posts. It brightens up your entire house without any glare that is harsh on the eyes. 

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Accent Outdoor Lighting

Add some drama to your outdoors with the help of these visually appealing lights. Figure out how you want to use the lighting to highlight specific features like the doorway, walkway, landscaping, etc. You can also enhance the appeal of the planting areas, trees, and architectural details. 

Task Lighting

As the name suggests, this lighting is perhaps the least romantic, but it is essential for performing various outdoor tasks, whether on the pathway or the entrance.

You can use pathway lights or deck lights for this with specific outdoor lighting to make every area of your house efficient but beautiful enough that it doesn’t spoil your mood to do the work. Outdoor lighting or landscape lighting is a great way to make your time outdoors more useful!

Spotlight fixtures generally use this lighting to create a dramatic mood with incorporation in trees or tall structures.

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2. Landscape Lighting Enhances Curb Appeal

Who doesn’t want a beautiful curb appeal for their home? Professionally installed outdoor lighting enhance the look and feel of your home making it more welcoming and even increasing the home’s value.  It has been said that a home with a well planned lighting system is more attractive to visitors and potential buyers should you be looking to relocate.  Your landscape lighting could be the difference in a competitive real estate market.

When the sun goes down, you can often barely make out any of a homes features or landscaping without a source of light. Well-lit homes not only have a better aesthetic appeal, but they highlight a home’s landscaping and architectural elements. 

It’s a good idea to use outdoor lights to illuminate your space and use them as extended décor to give a modern or rustic look.

Thinking of hiring an outdoor lighting company?  We hope the following points and tips will both inform and inspire you to explore how landscape lighting on your Long Island home can be a visual game-changer.  Some of these can be DIY, but to get the full effect, trust a professional.  Your options include:

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String Lights

String lights are low-voltage and soft accent lights that create a warm environment. Hang them in your backyard or from the gazebo or pavilion’s posts to brighten up the patio furniture. Use rechargeable and waterproof string lights, so they run long and even in the rain. 

Path Lighting

Soft lights that brighten up the landscape are essential to make a long walkway to your home and the lawn next to it attractive and keep visitors off the grass. Festival decoration for Christmas or Thanksgiving will look even better with these path lights and make your outdoor lighting look inviting. It gives it that nice “home” feel.

Pier Mounts and Post Lights

These light fixtures are mounted over posts and mainly used on gates, entries, fences, etc. Since these are used in open areas, they are usually “wet-rated” to tolerate moisture and rain exposure. 

Pier mount lights look the same as post lights but are placed over walls or columns instead.

Wall Mounts 

How can you shine a light directly onto your house? Easy. Mount wall lights on its vertical surfaces to make it stand out. These are used as one of the most common outdoor lighting fixtures for decorative purposes incorporating accent or ambient lighting to glow up the house walls, patio, or porch softly.

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Recessed Lights 

If you want overhead lights that blend perfectly into the whole setting, then recessed lights can do the trick for you. These are installed right in the ceiling, so you see them shine without them being right in your face. 

Pendant Lights

Looking to jazz up the exteriors of your home? Add metallic, bold pendant lights on the entryway if you want to draw all the attention to it. However, these could go horribly wrong too and give an unpleasant appeal instead. Hence, use materials like rattan or burled wood or natural patterns to blend it with the surroundings.

Tree Pendants

Trees add great character to the outdoor area of your home. If these are dressed up with hanging lanterns in the branches, imagine the exquisite appeal of the area. 

Expect the outdoor area’s entire look to be more pleasant and inviting with a hint of style to it.

3. Outdoor Lighting Makes for a More Secure Your Home

Outdoor lighting doesn’t just makes your house’s features more noticeable, it also makes the entire property safer. Safety comes in two ways: to avoid accidents from lack of visibility and to keep away intruders away.

Accidents happen.  Landscape lighting can help Long Island homeowners lessen the chance of slip and fall injury.  You always need to be careful while stepping out of your home, even if there is just a single step. At night, this is even more important, and lights help you see the terrain. Consider including ledge lights on stairs to keep them well lit.

 Installing LED lights into ponds and swimming pools will illuminate them so you can walk around the area or swim at night safely. 

On the other hand, installing security lighting to brighten up large areas like the backyard and scare off burglars is always a good idea. Put them in places like the garage top or the eaves to shine light onto the fence entrance or the main walkways.

Motion-sensing floodlights placed on the exterior sidings only turn on when the built-in sensors detect motion in the vicinity. Outdoor lighting also discourages animals like raccoons and possums from sticking around.  Whether a burglar or a critter, landscape lighting can create the impression you’re on alert, even when you’re sleeping or not home. 

Outdoor Lighting Tips

Late Spring, summer, and early fall offer the perfect time to utilize your beautiful outdoor space.  You don’t want the dark to stop the party, so ensure that the light is sufficient in your backyard!

Follow our tips below to incorporate them with the lighting you use in your outdoors and create the perfect ambiance.

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Subtle Light To Entertain

Do you entertain guests or plan to do so?  Outdoor dinners are supposed to give a cozier and intimate look, and your guests certainly won’t enjoy with bright spotlights shining at them. It is best to stick with soft, glowing lights to create a peaceful mood. These include pendants, outdoor lanterns, etc.

It would also help to have dimmers with these fixtures to control the light according to your need. You can turn it towards the bright side during cooking or setting the table and dim it down when you sit to have food with your guests.

Consider Safety

As mentioned previously, outdoor lighting not just provides aesthetic appeal but also makes the area safer. Make sure when hosting a party or dinner that you light up all entry points of your home to give more ease to your guests, so they are not concerned about tripping or falling. 

It will also help them keep an eye on their kids who like to wander off while playing and better locate belongings that can be misplaced or left out in the elements. 

Gauge The Outdoors From Both The Inside and Street View

First, take a look out your window.  A sure-shot way to get a good perspective of spots drowned out from the night sky is from inside your home.   This view is great for the considering the security benefits of lighting.  What areas do you want to see when looking out the window to make sure your home is secure?  These are the areas to add lighting.  

Aside from home security, one of the most overlooked aesthetic benefits of outdoor landscape lighting is improving the view of the home’s exterior from the comforts of inside the home.  Many never think of this.  When you have guests over, a beautifully lit yard in the corner of their eye can add to the magic of the evening.

Next, walk out to the street and look at your home.  It is your castle!  What are your favorite areas to point out during the day?  Those are the places to add outdoor lighting!  Accent lighting can literally shine a light on all the hard work you put in to make your property beautiful.   

Why hire Kleen Cut Irrigation for all of your Long Island Outdoor Lighting or Long Island Landscape Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting is an essential aspect of your home for aesthetic appeal, security purposes, and general brightness. We’re sure you put a lot of thought into your lawn’s aesthetics, but it is of no use if it all plunges into darkness once the sun sets. Hence, outdoor lighting is essential for any home, regardless of its size and location.

Ready to enhance and optimize your space with landscape lighting? The lighting experts at Kleen Cut Irrigation can help you find a solution that’s perfect for your needs.

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