Why Now Is The Time To Think Of Outdoor Lighting
The New Year can seem like a very dark and gloomy time, with the days still short and dark and the attractive illumination provided by Christmas lights now a fading memory.
All that might be keenly felt outside your home, especially if you had lots of lights up around Christmas. The exterior can suddenly seem like a forbidding place, one with which you should have as little to do with as possible until the lighter days of spring arrive.
However, now can be a very good time to be thinking about vintage outdoor lighting for all kinds of reasons.
Firstly, by having some vintage outdoor lighting all the time, you don’t lose all the illumination that was present during December and early January. This means you can see better and the outside of your home will look less forbidding and intimidating. It also means you are safer as you can see any slip or trip hazards more easily, including ice as this will reflect the light.
Secondly, it can help security. It is a well-known fact that burglars love the winter because the darkness means they are harder to spot as they sneak around outside houses looking for ways to break in. By adding some light, this becomes a lot harder to do and means it is more likely they will target someone else’s home instead of yours.
Thirdly, by adding some outdoor style, you can make the exterior a very pleasant place to be when the weather warms up and you start spending more time outdoors. Come warm summer evenings, the light can supplement the twilight as the sun barely creeps below the horizon, providing a wonderful atmospheric feel for a summer party or barbecue.
What this means is that outdoor lighting can bring great benefits and enhance the space around your home in different ways throughout the year, ensuring al fresco illumination is not just for Christmas.