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Options for Lighting a Driveway

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Even the most elaborate home is bound to have areas that need improvement. One of the most frequent issues with home construction is that builders don't always put enough light fixtures on the outside of the home. You will most likely see a simple door entry light which is neither dynamic nor unique. Home exteriors have so much potential for improvement in the lighting sector that many people choose to do the work themselves. This work is not that hard when you create a plan and use easy-to-install solar light fixtures. To start out, one should choose a prominent area of the yard for maximum impact.

An unlit front yard can pose safety risks that can easily be remedied with some simple light fixtures. Dark homes are more likely to entice burglars and all-around shady individuals. Trying

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to drive up to a dark home can be difficult even with headlights. Brightening up the exterior can do wonders for a home's aesthetic appeal, especially near the driveway. Driveways are important features of a home and should not be neglected in your lighting project. While lighting is generally not employed at this location, it could be considered a hidden element that can set you apart from the rest.

Safety is greatly improved when lights are added to a driveway. When cars come in and out of the garage or carport, visibility is improved, thus reducing accidents. This is especially important with young, inexperienced drivers in the family. A well-lit driveway shows visitors exactly where you are even at night when house numbers are hard to see. The great part about these lights is that they are very easy to install. The most common form of driveway lights is the ones that stick into the ground. They have a strong plastic stake with a solar light pod at the top. These fixtures require no wired power source, only light from the sun. This makes them easy to position and rearrange if desired.

Another type of popular driveway lighting is used specifically as a marker. While stake lights come in decorative forms, markers are more industrial in appearance and are more effective a marking driveway limits. One light is placed at each side of the driveway near the front. The lights blink on and off to further enhance their visibility. The LED light bulbs shine through colored panes which turn the light a bright color such as red.
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