Why You Should Stay Away From Cheap Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to achieving a better looking home, it’s not just about the landscape, the freshly trimmed yard, or even the architecture of your home. The way your property looks when the sun finally goes down adds that extra edge over your neighbors.

Having an incredible looking landscape and a maintained home can certainly make your property pop, however, having a beautiful, and professionally installed, outdoor lighting system at night can really set you apart from the rest.

While some may think that having just any sort of outdoor lighting system will make their house more appealing, this is not always the case. In this article we will explore just some of the most common mistakes made when it comes to outdoor lighting.

Poor Contrast

Lacking a variety of lights is a common mistake. For instance, having only floodlights in your yard makes this area very boring and simple. Also, having only path lighting along your driveway gives your property a very low-lit and basic feel that doesn’t give much appeal or security.

Outdoor lighting that has been professionally planned and designed will give your home a variety of temperatures and depths that will help bring out the important aspects of your property.

Unlike daily sunshine, with professional outdoor lighting design, we can apply and control lighting that helps draw the viewer to particular areas. One of the first steps of proper outdoor lighting planning is finding out what focal points you want and creating a lighting order.

At NightVision, our professional design and planning takes all points of your home from all directions into consideration. This will help create the depth that will make your home stand out.  

Lighting Glare

Lighting glare is a surefire way to ruin any attractive outdoor lighting system. Getting rid of lighting glare will not only prevent distraction of your outdoor focal points, but will allow you to see the nightscape in its entirety.

If an outdoor lighting contractor does not position a light fixture in the correct spot, you can get a bothersome glare from anywhere in or around your home.

Luckily, lighting glare can effectively be prevented by using different filters or lenses, and by considering the direction and range of the light itself.

Bad Outdoor Lighting Fixture Placement

Installing a well-lit fixture in a bad location can create an imbalance of both temperature and depth.

For instance, installing only one light under a mature tree in your yard will give unnecessary focus on solely one area of the tree as opposed to a complete illumination.

Bad exterior lighting fixture placement can lead to a severe imbalance or cause areas around the home to become under-illuminated. Our goal at NightVision Outdoor Lighting is to create an ideal amount of illumination throughout your home and yard.

A landscape lighting design can severely make or break your home’s curb appeal. Contact NightVision Outdoor Lighting today to help you design an exterior lighting system that works best with your property’s yard and outdoor spaces.