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By : Frank Froggatt    99 or more times read
Unless you live in a high rise apartment building, you may have to put some thought into outdoor home lighting. If you live in a gated community or spread out complex, some of the lights may be taken care of for you, but that is not always the case. Every home and area you live in is going to be separate.

Security is always an issue when it comes to outdoor lighting, but it is also nice if you can get it to accent the highlights of your landscape. You don't want to just go out and set up some lights without any forethought. Chances are you may need more lights for your home outside than just a regular porch light.

If you want to spruce up your home aesthetically with outdoor lights then the design is going to need to be entirely up to you. Some adore to line the outdoor walk ways with lights so that people can see where they are walking, but they also do this as a decorative touch. My suggestion for when you plan to do this is to use lights that are not real bright but have a rather dull glow to them.

Using lights that are bright are not only hard on the eye, but they can cause tensions and hardships with your neighbors. You need just enough to see and that is it. You have the option of using busy colors in the design, but in my mind simple is greatest. White or yellow tends to work greatest.

There is no reason on earth that you would want your lights running constantly especially if you have a large lawn or a big house. That is a huge waste of power and of money and not only that you'll not make any friends with your neighbors for a long way around. The best thing that you can do is invest in some motion detector lights that will only turn on when they detect movement in their range of view. It should not be touchy enough to go off if a mouse scurries by, but should pick up anything that might be human. They will come on when needed, and shut off after a time if no more motion is detected. These are great as they scare people off who should not be lurking around the outside of your home.

Whenever you make the investment into a new home, or a searching to improve the outdoor lighting in your home, the smart thing to do is to go to a home improvement store to find all of the upgrades on the lights that you desire. There are also very helpful and knowledgeable sales associates in these stores that are more than willing to show you what they have and give you some ideas on what your needs really are. If a security system is already in place in the house, asking the company what their recommendations are is a proper idea as well. You never know you might even get a bonus as your home insurer may decide to cut you a break on your premiums if you install some outdoor lighting for security reasons.
I have found websites on-line that you can go to locate outside lights that will possess plenty of various light fixtures that you can pick from. Take your time to find out what the perfect spots are to locate these types of said fixtures by visiting

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