In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the
number of homeowners using outdoor security lighting. With
this, lighting is used to illuminate the home, concentrating on
specific areas most
vulnerable to intrusion. The primary goal of outdoor
security lighting is to scare away intruders, keeping
people inside safe. Some homes have dark areas and therefore,
easy hiding spots for people with bad intentions. With outdoor
security lighting, these areas are lit up, making the home a
safer place. Of course, you would need to look at your
particular home to determine the right placement of the
Many homeowners use outdoor security lighting as an addition to
other security systems, such as motion detectors and security
cameras. If the homeowner does not want the light fixture to be
noticed during the day or when they have visitors to the home,
the outdoor security light may be set away from eye level or
placed under the roof of the home in such a way that the
lighting is unnoticeable. When turned on, many of these lights
will illuminate a large area of the yard, reducing the dark
places around doors and windows that may provide entry for a
criminal during the night.
How To Use Outdoor
Again, the most common option is a large outdoor security
lighting system so the majority of the house of yard can be
illuminated. One of the benefits with this option is that you
only need one light system and not several individual lights.
However, the goal is to install the lighting so it angles to
allow the light to spread out over the most area possible. The
best places for outdoor security lighting would include up high
on walls or even underneath gutters so the light is spread out
from an above position.
An outdoor security light can also be used at ground level to
either be focused on a single area or placed at different
angles to provide illumination in several different directions.
The lights that are used close to the ground can be camouflaged
by plants or bushes in the yard or left out in plain view as a
decorative statement. There are several different styles of
outdoor security light that can be used for illuminating the
yard from the ground up and the style that is chosen will
depend on how the homeowner would like their yard to look.
One consideration is that outdoor security lighting installed
on the ground is typically not as bright as lights placed high.
If you decide to go with the higher installation placement, you
may find that you have to adjust the angle several times to
find the one that will work best. The installation of outdoor
security lighting is simple, only requiring a light switch
inside the home. However, if you want the lighting system to
turn on automatically, you could go with motion sensors or have
the lights put on a timer.