How to Make Sure You Have Sufficient Outdoor Lighting to Keep Your Property Safe

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February 27, 2013 by lindalightinglady

robber with "no" sign around himSafety and Security are important considerations for any commercial or residential property owner.  And, did you know outdoor lighting has been shown to play a significant role in keeping properties of all kinds, and their occupants safe?

It has!

This is great news because it means a more safe and secure property is just a few outdoor lighting fixtures away.  That said, you don’t just hang a few lights on the porch and call it good.  Using outdoor lighting to enhance the security of your property, while quite easy, requires more planning than that.

First, you’ll need to head outside and take a look around your property on a dark night – ie. not on a full moon.  Notice the dark, shadowy areas.  These are the places you need to light in order to create a secure environment for yourself and all your guests.

Now that you’ve got an understanding of where you need additional light on your property, draw up a lighting plan on a piece of paper.  Nothing too elaborate, but be sure to include:

  1. The square footage of the areas that you’ve determined need attention.
  2. Current structures on the property.
  3. Any existing outdoor lighting fixtures and the square footage they’re currently lighting.

Next, sit down with your outdoor lighting plan and browse fixtures.  Be sure to keep your needs as far as square footage and fixture style in mind during your search so you can find the fixtures that meet all your needs.

Once everything you need arrives, start installing your outdoor lighting fixtures.  It won’t be long until you’re entire property is well lit and as secure as possible.  To be sure you’ve got all your bases covered after you’ve got all the outdoor lighting fixtures you ordered installed, head out on the next dark night and have another walk through your property.  If there are any dark spaces left, head back to step one.  If you’ve got your property sufficiently lit, you’re all set and can enjoy the fact you made a good investment that will benefit your residential or commercial property for years to come.

Got your outdoor lighting plan ready to go and looking for the best outdoor lighting fixtures?  Head over to eLights.com where you’ll find all kinds of security lighting fixtures and accessories to choose from.  You’ll find everything you need all in one place so you can get started enhancing the security of your property today!  So stop by eLights.com and keep your property and everyone that visits safe and secure.

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