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With the winter weather once again upon us, the nights are getting longer and the daylight hours are diminishing, it's time to take a look at the 6 very real benefits of outdoor lighting to you and your family.

 
The benefits of outdoor lighting are

  1. Increases your safety in the dark

Let’s face it, we all still need to get in and around our outside spaces in the winter, when visibility is reduced and the weather more inclement. 

Taking the rubbish out at night, or strategically placing the bins ready for emptying every week is made so much more risky when you can’t see any obstacles in your way!  Moving around your outside space is much safer when you can see your way to your driveway or garden shed.

 

  1. Improves your use of the home

Think about how you use your garden in the summertime when the days are longer and the temperature warmer.  Lovely, hey?  But with outdoor lighting installed, you'll be able to use your outside space well into the night and in the winter months also.  Imagine huddling around a fire pit with friends in October, or hosting a Halloween party for friends and family.   Outdoor lighting can help create a comfortable communal outdoor space, perfect for sitting and entertaining. 

Also, outdoor lighting can be used to light up the interesting parts of your garden, make a statement tree or shrub really stand out to create an amazing ambience.

  1. Provides a warm welcome for family and friends

Just imagine welcoming your guests into your home when your driveway and front door are lit up for them on arrival.  It provides just the right atmosphere for a friendly welcome and happy get together.   You’ll be helping them keep safe when they walk down the driveway and create the right ambience immediately they ring the doorbell!

  1. Increases curb appeal of your home

The amount of money you’ll spend in installing outdoor lighting will easily come back to you in terms of the increase in value of your property.  If you live there, you’ll obviously gain all the benefits of outdoor lighting yourself, but for any potential buyer, it will be a big positive against another property that doesn’t have outdoor lighting.  And of course, you’ll be able to show off your outdoor space better when house viewers come round!

  1. Outdoor lighting can act as a deterrent

Another big benefit to installing outdoor lighting is its value in acting as a deterrent to burglars.  Protection of our homes and possessions is a very real concern for many people.  Outdoor lighting can help us feel more secure, help to potentially reduce the appeal to burglars and provide some peace of mind to you and your family.

So there you have it, our top 5 benefits of installing outdoor lighting!  We are Meko Electrical – serving domestic and commercial customers in and around Gloucester.  If you’d like more information about outdoor lighting and security, visit our website here or give us a call on 01453 764 531.