National Outdoor Lighting Month

October is National Outdoor Lighting Month. For both the community of lighting professionals and homeowners, this month was created to raise awareness and educate people on the importance of security and safety. Outdoor lighting provides both.

Security, Safety and Style!

With proper lighting and installation comes a sense of security. Intruders are less likely to choose a home that is well-lit for obvious reasons. Along with security is safety. For the front yard, it’s important to have the driveway, walkways and entrance lit. This helps to prevent vehicle accidents, trips and falls, and provides enough light for unlocking the door without an issue, which can bring us back to the security point. At nighttime, especially this time of year when it gets dark earlier, everyone wants to get into their homes safely and efficiently.

There are different kinds of lights for the different areas mentioned above. Flood lights and pier mount lights are for driveways and garages, landscape lights are for walkways,  flush-mount lights and hanging lights are for entries and porches, wall lanterns are perfect for right outside the front door, and post lantern lights can be beneficial anywhere, but are especially helpful and stylish next to steps.

Speaking of style, outdoor lights have definite curb appeal. The types of lights listed above add style to both the front and backyard, which is beneficial when hosting company on the porch or in the yard. If your yard was already prepared for summer nights spent outside, leave it up to enjoy throughout the fall. Throw in a few hanging lanterns to accompany you and your guests while relaxing around the fire.

hanging-lanterns

For your outdoor lighting needs, I recommend one of the best lighting stores in CT. Shop outdoor lighting to achieve safety, security and appeal, and spread the word about National Outdoor Lighting Month!

To wrap up a post about lighting and the month of October, what’s better than this awesome idea for LED stick figure Halloween costumes!