How Landscape Lighting Will Improve Your Time Outdoors
Just a Few Lighting Upgrades Can Create a Safer, More Comfortable Outdoors Environment
Now that most of us are cooped up inside all the time, we find that we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. And it’s no wonder. Research shows that spending more time outside improves mental clarity, reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts your immune system.
With summer just around the corner a lot of us want to be able to hit the backyard in the evening and do some grilling for ourselves and loved ones. And nowadays with the kids at home all day, the time they spend outside goes on well into the evening.
Landscape lighting systems designed by our team in Buffalo, NY, set and controlled through the device of your choice, offer you and your kids the opportunity to safely enjoy an evening on the porch or in the backyard.
1. Lighting Control Systems Ensure Safety and Security
When kids happen to run out into the front or back yard for a game of tag, we want to know they can see where they're going and that cars passing by can see them as well.
With our smart home technology, you can quickly and easily turn on the lights in the front or back of your house from your phone or other mobile devices. You can also set the lights to come on at certain hours, so you don’t have to worry at all about your family having enough light to see once the sun sets.
In addition, if you do happen to be away from home, you can set your lights to raise and dim in order to suggest that somebody might be home, thereby warning off any undesirable persons who might be lurking around the neighborhood.
2. The Right Lighting Control System Can Make Your Backyard Grilling and Dining Experience Something Special
If you’ve become tired of spending every night inside the house, a lighting control system for your backyard can make your evenings a much more enjoyable experience.
In the past, backyard lights with just one light level offered only a harsh spotlight type of illumination which was more akin to the glare of a parking lot streetlamp. With intuitive control of your landscape lighting, you can have a lighting design that covers your backyard in even and coolly dimmed lights to give you more of an atmosphere that is like dining at an outdoor restaurant.
Not only does this kind of smart home control of landscape lighting levels allow you to spend a night in your backyard cooking and entertaining friends and family in a much more comfortable setting, but the kids can have enough light to throw the ball around and actually see well enough to catch it.
And if you decide you would like to raise the illumination levels in the backyard, you don’t have to leave the party and go back inside, you can just do it on your smartphone or you can automatically preset the light levels to rise incrementally as the sun sets.
Let’s Find the Landscape Lighting Control System That’s Right For You
Since we’re now all spending so much time at home, let’s talk about how we can design and automate a home lighting control system to meet your family’s needs.