Installing even the simplest garden lighting scheme will significantly enhance the beauty of your garden and outdoor landscaping.
Whether you opt for small solar powered path lights that will enable you to more safely navigate your front walk, or large spot lights that will completely illuminate your yard for all to see, the addition of these lights will make your garden shine beautifully each night.
Outdoor Garden Lighting Tips
No matter which type of lighting you will be installing, there are some tips that all homeowners should consider to make the installation process simpler.
To save money on your electrical bill you should consider using as much solar powered lighting as you can. By utilizing the free energy from the sun you don't have to worry about turning your lights on and off every day. While you won't get as bright of light in your outdoor areas using them, they do make a fine addition to any regular AC powered lights that you use.
Using Lighting Timers
An easy to install light timer is a must have addition to any outdoor lighting plan. These timers allow you to decide when your lights should be lit, and will eliminate the need to turn them on by hand each night, and reduce the risk of raising your electricity bill by forgetting to shut them off each day.
Some of the best models need only be plugged into your lights through a standard sized outlet. Using a manual or a digital timer, one can select the time of evening they would like them to switch on and the time that they should switch off in the morning.
To make things even easier, consider installing solar lights as mentioned above. They do not need to be plugged in and will automatically switch on each night when the sun goes down.
What About Outdoor Spotlights?
If you will be installing spot lights, do consider the effect that they can have on the interior of the house.
Though these lights are attractive and will show off your home to its fullest advantage, they can be quite bright and will often make it difficult to achieve total darkness in your home. To avoid this pitfall, install blackout window curtains in any bedrooms that may be illuminated by these large and powerful garden lights.
Installing a new garden or pond lighting system will make it easier to appreciate the beauty of your home and garden at night. Not only that, but they can also increase your home's safety by making it easier to navigate the entryway and your garden pathways.