Why is Outdoor Lighting Important?

Northstar Outdoor Lighting, LLC

Having a home or outdoor space that is properly lit can provide many benefits, from creating a safer environment to enhancing visual appeal and even offering health benefits. Many homeowners underestimate the power that beautifully designed and expertly installed outdoor lighting can have for their homes, so if you are looking for a way to refresh your exterior spaces, new lighting is a great start.

At North Star Outdoor Lighting, we have serviced the outdoor lighting needs of homeowners for decades. If you are looking to upgrade older lighting or completely revamp the aesthetic of your home or business’s exterior, we are a lighting company you can trust. Our expert technicians provide you only the highest quality lighting components, ensuring your outdoor lighting will be enjoyed for years to come. Read on to see how any outdoor space can benefit from a lighting upgrade.

Safety and Security

Properly lighting exterior spaces is a great way to beef up the security of your property, and having a safe and well-lit yard is one of the primary reasons owners look to upgrade their lighting options. Whether you are a homeowner or business, ensuring that anyone who visits can navigate your outdoor areas safely and efficiently is paramount.

For business and professional environments, lighting darker areas reduces your risk of liability from theft or accidents. Walkways, stairwells, and courtyards are excellent places to install new, brighter lighting options, making it easy for visitors to navigate to and from your property. Additionally, in parking lots and garages, entryways and exits, lighting can help provide employees and clients safe ways to come and go while also decreasing the risk of theft, vandalism or property damage.

For homeowners, good outdoor lighting can guide guests around your home and boost curb appeal. Path lighting can make it safer for friends and family to come and go, and evenly distributed lighting in the backyard can make monitoring kids and pets much easier. By upgrading the lighting of your outdoor spaces, anyone who you welcome to your home will be treated to a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Setting the Mood

Harmonious and inviting lighting can make all the difference in the feel and aesthetic of a space, and LED lighting in particular allows for variations in color and warmth to really set a mood. Upgraded lighting leaves a lot of room for creativity, as homeowners can play with warmer and cooler temperatures as well as vibrant colors like yellow, oranges, reds and even violets.

Brighter, cool lighting can highlight focal points like green elements or water features, and increase visibility and enhance security. In the same way, warmer and softer lighting can promote a relaxing, intimate air, and are a great option if you need to see a space better but do not want to detract from its coziness.

Proven Health Benefits

As our homes and backyards have become places where we spend the majority of our time, whether for work, play or entertaining, it is beneficial to explore lighting that can optimize and benefit your health. Good lighting can promote sleep, prevent fatigue and enhance the environment of a space, and conversely, poor lighting can exacerbate health and wellness issues.

Dimly lit spaces can worsen eye strain and negatively impact the accessibility of a space, making it harder to see where you are going or what you are doing. Light also plays a significant role in sleep and fatigue, and screens and blue light in particular can interfere with our body’s natural circadian rhythms. Upgrading to LED lighting gives owners the ability to install not only warmer lighting options, but colored ones as well. Red lighting in particular is often recognized as one of the best colors of lights to promote restful sleep and help your body know when it is time to go to bed.

Investing in quality outdoor lighting can not just make a home look better, but anyone who comes through your doors feel better as well.

Why Choose Us?

At North Star Outdoor Lighting, we have decades of experience working with residential and commercial lighting, and whether upgrading existing less-efficient lighting or designing a completely new space, we ensure that our lighting options can be enjoyed for years to come. Our emphasis on LED lighting in particular helps consumers to reduce costs and their environmental footprint, while not detracting from the beauty of a well-lit and designed space.

Whatever your lighting needs, be sure to contact us today for a free estimate. Our team of professionals makes upgrading or installing new lighting features a breeze.