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Landscape Lighting: the Perfect Home Upgrade for Winter

An Effortless Way to Make Your Texas Home Stand Out in the Darkness

Landscape Lighting: the Perfect Home Upgrade for Winter

Now that Daylight Saving Time has brought the setting sun one hour earlier each day, you may have noticed how dreary and dark your neighborhood looks. It won’t be long before Christmas lights add some holiday cheer, but come January, the houses will be back to dark and boring. Fortunately, there’s a way to combat the evening dreariness this winter season without resorting to tacky Christmas displays: landscape lighting. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of adding a smart lighting control system to the outdoor areas of your Highland Park home.

Increase Safety

Walking along a path or sidewalk without proper lighting is more than just annoying—it’s a safety hazard. It’s easy to misstep or trip in the darkness. And even though Texas doesn’t get much snow or ice during the winter, the occasional sleet can still make your steps and paths dangerous enough without having the added element of poor lighting.

SEE MORE: Can Lighting And Shading Control Make Your Home Safer?

Beyond increasing visibility, landscape lighting can also enhance security by tying directly into your alarm and monitoring system. If unusual activity or movement is detected at night, it can trigger the lights around your home to turn on, illuminating the area and exposing whoever might be lurking.

Increase Convenience

With smart lighting control, you’ll never have to fumble around in the dark, searching for your keys in order to open the door. Instead, driveway sensors can trigger key lighting areas around your home as soon as you pull up. As you get out of the car, the pathway to the front door will brighten to give you enough light to see, and the porch lights will offer ample brightness to find your keys. Of course, you can also skip the keys altogether by adding a smart access control system to your home.

Increase Curb Appeal

There’s no better way to make your home stand out from the rest than with strategic lighting. As the sun starts setting, your smart lighting control system can automatically brighten your home’s exterior to enhance its architecture and landscaping. Flood lights, pathway lights, wall sconces, spotlights, and more all incorporate into one cohesive design that showcases your home’s beauty. As guests drive up to your property, they’ll immediately be struck by how gorgeous your home looks against the backdrop of the night sky.

Beat the winter blues by adding landscape lighting to your home. Ready to explore the options? Give Smart Systems a call at (972) 488-5100 or fill out this quick contact form to get started.