August 24 2018 0comment

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting For Your Home

Many homeowners think of their yard as an oasis. The combination of trees, bushes, plants, and flowers combine to create a beautiful, relaxing space.

But what about the exterior lighting on your property? Chances are that it consists of a traditional porch light (or floodlight) and maybe a lamppost. However, nearly every homeowner wishes they could brighten up their outdoor area in a more modern way.

Here are some landscaping lighting ideas to consider, according to HGTV:

Low Voltage Lights

Line voltage systems used to be the lighting of choice for homeowners. That’s not the case anymore, though, as people are making the switch to low-voltage lights. These systems can be installed in a day and use one-third the energy of a traditional 12-volt security lighting system.

Maybe you’re thinking, “I just don’t want to be changing bulbs all the time.” Fortunate, today’s new systems operate with energy-efficient LED lights. Low voltage lights are also incredibly easy to move whenever you’re ready for a new look.

Path Lights

Do you find it challenging to navigate safely through your yard at night? Then consider creating a path with low fixtures to control glare and enhance the aesthetics. Additional wall lights and tread lights are also effective means to ensure safety.

Accent Lighting

Perhaps you want your landscape lighting to accentuate trees, plants, water features, and certain architecture. If that’s the case, don’t simply purchase a ton of lights and assume you’ll be able to create that desired look. Instead, opt for a few low-voltage fixtures that pivot on a base.

Can-shaped wall lights recessed in hardscaping will even create the illusion of moonlighting. Before you know it, you’ll be spending more time outside with your loved ones.

Security Lighting

Believe it or not, motion sensor floodlights don’t provide the best security. That’s why we recommend lower intensity lighting options. Not only do these fixtures illuminate larger areas of your property with ease, but there’s no blinding light to worry about either.

Your Outdoor Lighting Specialists

Here at Tanz Inc, we understand the importance of functional exterior lighting and property maintenance as a whole. New Jersey residents have relied on our team for nearly 40 years, whether their project involves outdoor lighting installation, sprinkler system installation, or something different.

We constantly explain to customers that every property is personal for us. Whereas other landscape lighting teams tend to rush through projects, our professionals take the time to ensure everything is done correctly. Plus, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean you can’t think about updating your property’s outdoor lighting. Once we finish up with your new lighting setup, remember to keep up with regular maintenance to keep your property safe and illuminated. At Tanz, we are well-versed in wiring, fixtures, controllers, bulbs, connections, and more.

Ready to finally transform the outdoor lighting at your home? Then it’s time to get in touch with Tanz. Contact us now to get the process started.

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