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Outdoor Security Lighting

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of homeowners using outdoor security lighting. With this, lighting is used to illuminate the home, concentrating on specific areas most vulnerable

to intrusion. The primary goal of outdoor security lighting is to scare away intruders, keeping people inside safe. Some homes have dark areas and therefore, easy hiding spots for people with bad intentions. With outdoor security lighting, these areas are lit up, making the home a safer place. Of course, you would need to look at your particular home to determine the right placement of the lights.

Many homeowners use outdoor security lighting as an addition to other security systems, such as motion detectors and security cameras. If the homeowner does not want the light fixture to be noticed during the day or when they have visitors to the home, the outdoor security light may be set away from eye level or placed under the roof of the home in such a way that the lighting is unnoticeable. When turned on, many of these lights will illuminate a large area of the yard, reducing the dark places around doors and windows that may provide entry for a criminal during the night.  

How To Use Outdoor Security Lighting

Again, the most common option is a large outdoor security lighting system so the majority of the house of yard can be illuminated. One of the benefits with this option is that you only need one light system and not several individual lights. However, the goal is to install the lighting so it angles to allow the light to spread out over the most area possible. The best places for outdoor security lighting would include up high on walls or even underneath gutters so the light is spread out from an above position.

Of course, if you prefer, you can also place outdoor security lighting on the ground. In this case, the illumination would be set to focus on a particular area, perhaps a dark corner or walkway, or a number of different areas. The great thing about using outdoor security lighting on ground level is that it can be easily hidden. Usually, lighting is placed near a bush or tree, or even behind a lawn ornament. With so many different styles and designs, you will simply need to look at all the options and then choosing according to need.

An outdoor security light that is placed under the roof will generally be brighter than the ones used near ground level. In some cases, several ground lights are used at different angles to ensure that the light is bright enough to properly illuminate the area. The outdoor security lighting will generally be wired to a basic light switch located within the home or attached to a timer that turns the lights on and off at certain times of the day.