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The Different Types of Security Lighting

When it comes to security lighting, people are often surprised to learn how many options they have. There are indeed many different types of security lighting, and homeowners can design the security lighting system that works best for their property. With so many options on the market, no setup is the same. Initially, the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming. However, with help from Lightning Bug Electric, you can be sure you are getting exactly what you need.

Some of the most common types of security lighting include:

  • Floodlights
  • Spotlights
  • Soffit lights
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lights
  • Continuous lights
  • Timed lighting
  • Motion sensor lights

What to Consider When Installing Security Lighting

When selecting security lighting, there are a few things you should consider. The first is what your ultimate goal is. While the primary purpose of security lighting is to deter things like theft and other criminal activity, it can also be used to help provide clear illumination for visitors to your property. It can also be set up to be used during emergencies. Your goals for the security lighting will largely determine which lighting fixtures you select and where you install them.

Advantages of Installing Security Lighting

As mentioned above, security lighting acts as a deterrent to criminal activity. It can also help ensure that any security cameras you see function well when dark. There are other benefits to security lighting as well. For example, it can provide standby lighting for when your normal lighting goes out or emergency lighting to be used during power outages, natural disasters, or other emergencies.

Added benefits to installing security lighting include:

  • Improved visibility around your home
  • Increased property value
  • Accident prevention
  • Decreased pest activity

You may also be able to get a reduction in your home insurance costs by installing security lighting. Reach your insurance company to find out if this is possible for you.

Alternatives to Security Lighting

There are many great options for security lighting, but this may not be the only type of outdoor lighting you need or want. Many people install a combination of security lighting and landscape lighting to meet their outdoor lighting needs fully.

Other types of landscape lighting include:

  • Accent lighting
  • Walkway lights
  • Spotlights
  • Up and down lights
  • Garden lights
  • String lights
  • Pool and spa lighting
  • Step and deck lighting
  • In-ground lighting

When planning your security lighting and landscape lighting design, we recommend considering how each area of your outdoor living spaces are used. For example, you may want security lighting around your garage, side gate, and front door. However, when it comes to your pool area, you may wish to install more subdued lighting. Similarly, if you have an outdoor eating area, some step and deck lighting combined with string lights may be all you want.

Lightning Bug Electric is your go-to security and landscape lighting expert. Our electricians have years of experience installing all types of exterior lighting, and we can help you plan the best outdoor lighting system for you. We always provide our honest advice, and when you hire us for lighting installation, you can be sure the job will be done safely, correctly, and on schedule.

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