You’ve probably already noticed. The air is cooler, and night is coming sooner. Fall has come to Memphis. While the cooler temperatures are a relief and there is less drama with the kids settled into a new school year, the shorter days do present some challenges. Evening yard work is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and it’s only a matter of time before you are returning from work to a dark house, fumbling with keys tripping over the garden hose. No one likes to grapple through the dark to get inside their home, and let’s face it, it’s can be dangerous too. In addition to trip hazards, shadows can even hide harmful creatures, like snakes and spiders, but you don’t have to face these dangers in the dark this fall and winter. Adding outdoor lighting to your Memphis home can greatly increase your safety and security.
Driveway lighting, entryway lighting, and path lighting can ease the passage into your home for you, your family, and your guests. These forms of outdoor lighting help you see any obstructions to your path, like the toy that wasn’t put away or the rake that was left out. Being able to see such objects helps you avoid trips and falls that could ruin your evening and produce costly medical bills. Additionally, driveway lighting can help guests easily see where to park their vehicles, helping to prevent bump-up collisions. Finally, these types of Memphis outdoor lighting create a welcoming atmosphere. Rather than coming home to a cold, dark house, you can arrive in a place that is warm, beautiful, and relaxing.
Memphis outdoor lighting, including architectural lighting and landscape lighting, can also increase security on your property. It is no secret that thieves, vandals, and others with ill-intent like shadows. Dark properties give them plenty of places to hide and go unnoticed by neighbors. Outdoor lighting reduces hiding places that provide this cover. This makes it more likely that such a person will by-pass your home and pick a more shadowed residence.
Most children are afraid of the dark at some point in their lives. They are convinced that monsters lurk in the shadows of the basement or those underneath the bed or in the closet. As parents, we comfort them and assure them monsters do not exist. But kids really do have a point – harmful things can lurk in the shadows, whether they are obstacles waiting to trip us or unsavory characters. No, they aren’t the creatures of myth, but darkness harbors dangers. Drive some of that darkness away with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis this fall. Call us today. We can help shield you from those things that “go bump in the night”.