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Things to Consider When Looking for Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

Outdoor lighting around your home can provide security, but they can also offer a way to light your landscape and create an atmosphere that can make your outdoor areas comfortable at night. Using marine grade lighting is a good option if you are in an area with a lot of rain or stormy weather.

Finding the Right Lighting

Lighting placed outside your home can be put in many places, including landscaping, patios, or decks, or mounted on the building itself. When you start to consider lighting types, it is essential to determine what you want to achieve from your lighting and how you want it to look when it is on. 

Marine-grade lighting is available in many different styles and working with a landscape designer or lighting engineer to design the layout, then help choose the right fixtures can make the process easier. The designer will suggest specific lighting for areas of the lighting design that will work well together and create the lighting effect that you want. 

Safety and Security

An area that is dark and hard to navigate can be unsafe in many ways. Adding exterior marine-grade lighting to a deck, patio, staircase, or even a dock can make it much easier for people to see things in the path and avoid tripping or falling. Along with safety, a home with adequate exterior lighting can be much more secure if the dark spaces around the home are eliminated. The goal is not to light the house, so it looks like a beacon, but removing dark places for someone to hide can deter theft and discourage people from lurking around the outside of the home. The right lights, put in the right places is the best way to achieve that goal.

Lighting Durability

Using marine grade exterior lighting around your home offers some additional durability than standard lights might not have. Marine-grade lighting is designed to withstand bad weather and wet environments, so these fixtures are more likely to last through winter storms, tropical rains, or thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail. The case that these lights are in often have additional seals to protect the lights inside and are typically constructed of heavy ABS plastic. They are available in many different colors, but they can often be painted to match the area they are installed in, so they blend during the day when they are not in use. 

Check with your local lighting supplier to see if they offer marine-grade lighting for your home or if they can order specific styles that suit your needs.