4 Purposes Of Exterior Lighting

4 Purposes Of Exterior Lighting

When you think of exterior lighting, what comes to mind? Security? Safety? Curb appeal? All of the above are correct! Exterior lighting has many purposes, and it's important to understand them all before deciding which type of exterior lighting is right for your home. In this blog post, we will discuss four of the most common purposes of exterior lighting.



The first purpose of exterior lighting is security. Security lighting is designed to deter intruders and make it difficult for them to hide or move around undetected. Good security lighting should provide enough light for people to see clearly, without being so bright that it creates a glare or interferes with activities outside. Security lighting can be either motion-activated or always on.



The second purpose of exterior lighting is safety. Safety lighting includes walkway lights, driveway lights, and porch lights. These lights help people see where they're going and avoid tripping or falling in the dark. They also make your home more visible from the street, which can help prevent burglaries.


Curb Appeal

The third purpose of exterior lighting is curb appeal. Well-lit homes look more welcoming and can make your neighborhood look better. Good exterior lighting can also make your home stand out from the competition, which can be helpful when it comes time to sell.



The fourth purpose of exterior lighting is functionality. Functional exterior lighting includes lights for areas of your home that you use, such as your front door or porch, and lights for illuminating pathways and steps. These lights allow you to safely navigate your property at night, making it easier to get in and out of your home.

Now that you know four purposes of exterior lighting, you can start thinking about which type of exterior lighting is right for you. If you're not sure where to start, our team at Capitol Lighting Gallery can help.

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