Many people are now taking advantage of the great new energy efficient technology that is solar powered outdoor lighting in order to decorate their outdoor spaces, creating wonderful yards and gardens to relax or socialise in at dusk. With high quality fairy lights, solar decking lights and lanterns now available, there is something for every taste and requirement.
With that said, these items are also particularly useful at keeping your home safe; here are a few reasons why installing this kind of lighting option at the exterior of your home may be a good idea.
The first reason that outdoor or solar lighting can keep your home safe is that it has been shown in studies that burglars and trespassers are genuinely deterred with any kind of exterior security light on a property. Whether a mains security light or simply your solar decking lights, intruders are put off by well-illuminated spaces.
If you are concerned about theft in your home, it may therefore be a wise idea to consider investing in some outdoor lighting to deter intruders. As mentioned above, there are several options to choose from, although the most effective choices are security lights, designed only to come on as someone approaches the property.
To ensure that you get an effective light, find a trustworthy manufacturer than guarantees that their lights have been made with high quality materials and components and give out a bright light when its sensors – which should also be highly efficient – are activated. You also need to make sure that the solar panels are of high enough quality to work in year round UK weather conditions.
It is not only your home that can be protected by your outdoor lighting; if you have a shed or garage, adding a security or shed light here can again deter intruders. Some top suppliers will sell solar shed lights particularly for this purpose, with no mains cabling required, meaning they can be placed at a distance from your property.
In addition to protecting your home and outdoor spaces from intruders and trespassers on your property, outdoor lighting also plays a great role in ensuring your safety, which is why installing some kind of lighting such as solar decking lights or solar garden lanterns is a great idea.
The reason for this is that there are several areas of your outdoor space that can result in accidents after dusk has fallen, such as the edges of decking, steps, staircases and paths. You may also want to illuminate the edges of a pond so that no-one falls in under the cover of darkness!
Although in the summer months this may not be a problem due to the long daylight hours, this can be a danger in the darker months of the year such as winter. This is a particular concern for the more frail, such as the elderly, or for children and adults returning home from school or work whilst it is dark.
A security light, garden lamp or some solar decking lights placed near an entrance can also illuminate things sufficiently so that it is easy to find the lock to open a door, instead of leaving you fumbling around in the darkness.
Investing in outdoor lighting can bring a number of aesthetic benefits to the home, but also some significant safety ones, not least because security lights have been shown to have a significant impact in deterring intruders from a property.
In addition to this, adding solar decking lights, garden lanterns, shed lights or solar security lights can help you illuminate your outdoor space sufficiently so that you and your family can move around in the darkness of reduced daylight hours without having an accident. There is just one thing to remember – choose solar lights that will be sure to work all year round!