At FirstLight, we embrace the belief that “there’s no place like home.” It’s not only one of your family’s most treasured investments, but also your collective North Star. So, why shouldn’t it shine like one? Whether pulling into the driveway following a long day at work or coming home after a family vacation, nothing beats that sense of pride and joy a homeowner feels when returning to their beautifully illuminated home. With its best features accentuated through custom designed, quality crafted and expertly installed nightscape lighting, the benefits of outdoor lighting extend far beyond that feeling of “home sweet home” …
Exterior Lighting Deters Criminals
According to Safewise, break-ins are the #1 property crime concern among American homeowners. In their State of Safety Survey, 58% of respondents fear a break-in when they are sleeping. Those fears are not unfounded. The FBI reports that a home break-in occurs every 13 seconds in the U.S. While most burglaries occur during the day, those who break in during the evening prefer the cover of darkness. In addition to alarm systems, security cameras and a large dog, exterior lighting can help swing the pendulum in your favor for not becoming a victim of a break-in. When traveling, be sure to leave your lights on a timer.
Landscape Lighting Extends the Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Living Spaces Well into the Night
While flashlights might be good for a game of flashlight tag and starry skies are ideal for stargazing, neither provide the proper illumination for enjoying your outdoor living spaces outside of daylight hours. Not only will expertly designed and installed outdoor lighting enhance the appearance of your front and back yards, but it will also improve the safety and enjoyment of those spaces as family members and guests move about.
Outdoor Lighting Enhances Your Home’s Curb Appeal
The average family stays in their home for roughly 13 years in the U.S. At some point, you may be interested in putting your home on the market. Include in your listing a photo of your home at night, cast in the glow of your professionally designed and installed nightscapes by FirstLight, and you’re bound to garner interest from its prospective new owners.
Exterior Lighting Improves your Resale Value
Realtor.com lists “Exterior Lighting” at #7 of the Top 15 that will sell your home fast (and for more cash). On average, homes with professional landscape lighting sell faster and fetch more on the open market than homes without professional lighting.
Nightscapes Beautify Your Yard and Community
Last, but certainly not least, landscape lighting – often called nightscapes – amps up the beauty of not only your home, but also your community. When designed and installed by FirstLight, it might just make your home the highlight of your neighborhood.
We understand there are a variety of companies your family could select for your lighting needs. That’s why we value your business (AND your referrals) above all else. You can rest assured that at FirstLight, we use only the highest quality lighting fixtures, accessories, and components available. Our team of certified lighting professionals live by the age-old adage “do a job right the first time” and apply that maxim to every job and every family every day! Your home could be next!