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  • Writer's pictureTom Curnin

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting for your New Jersey Home

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

As homeowners, we put a lot of time and energy into our homes, from mowing the lawn and trimming the bushes to sprucing up the exterior and making improvements. These are all very visible enhancements—except they all fade into the dark when the sun sets.

Outdoor lighting provides safety, security and the perfect ambiance.
Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Strategically placed landscape lighting can enhance the nighttime beauty of a home by highlighting its distinct outdoor features while increasing safety and security. Landscape lighting can transform the visible appeal of your outdoor areas allowing you to enjoy them even after the sun sets. Learn more about the top benefits outdoor lighting brings to a home:

Illuminate Your Outdoor Living Space:

The living room does not have to be the only place in your home where you spend quality time with friends and family. Extend your living space outside! Your patio and backyard are perfect places to entertain guests, have meals, or just enjoy time with your family. One obvious benefit of illuminating your outdoor spaces properly is it also makes them more usable. With the right lighting, you will find yourself using these outdoor areas more often and relaxing in the comfort and safety of being able to see what you are doing. Landscaping lighting adds value and lets you get more use from your backyard.

Curb Appeal:

The most common reason homeowners invest in outdoor lighting is for its aesthetically pleasing beauty. When installed properly, front and backyard lighting can accentuate the best aspects of your home’s exterior and surrounding landscape. Garden walls and other focal points can come to life at night with lighting that fills spaces and emphasizes color and texture. Lighting up trees in your yard visually opens up the space.

Increased Home Value:

Any landscape lighting addition to your home will increase your property value. The beauty of outdoor lighting is that you will get an immediate return on your investment while enjoying all the great benefits it will provide you and your family. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 41% of potential buyers rate outdoor lighting as an essential quality for their desired home, and 49% rated it as a desirable quality. By strategically placing outdoor lighting throughout your yard, you can showcase its great features and increase the curb appeal and thus increase your home’s value. This is an investment that pays off every day.

Increased Home Safety and Security:

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Burglary is the most common threat to your home. Landscape lighting is a great deterrent to thieves who thrive under the cover of darkness. A dark home is an attractive target for potential burglars. Lighting draws attention to a house, which increases the chance of a neighbor or passerby catching a would-be thief in action. Landscape lighting also allows a homeowner or visitor a better view of the area when arriving at night. An illuminated view of the perimeter will help to detect anyone lurking around in the yard. Plus, your insurance company credit may offer a discount for increased exterior lighting.

Ease of Use:

We use energy-efficient high-quality long-lasting LED light. These lights can be controlled by a Lutron astronomical time clock that allows us to set events relative to sunrise and sunset. Also, our service team offers ongoing service to ensure your system continues to perform year after year, making it easy for you, the homeowner.

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In summary, a well-executed outdoor lighting design can enhance and emphasize the distinct features of your home or property, casting it in the best possible light while adding an abundance of curb appeal, security, safety, and enjoyment.

Now that you are convinced you should invest in landscape lighting, let Bravo AV help you with the specifics. We can meet with you and discuss the best solutions for your budget and your landscape.

Contact Tom Curnin at 908-953-0555 or Your Professional AV Expert. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, THX certified professional home theater Level 1 and Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II.



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