Here in the great state of Texas, we’re fortunate to have relatively mild winters. But once the cold weather’s here and the nights are extra dark, we tend to stay indoors more. But, there are still some excellent reasons for installing landscape lighting, even in the winter.
Benefits of Landscape Lighting During the Winter Season
- Light extends the days. The days are shorter in the winter, to be sure. Unfortunately, that means when our workday ends, it’s already dark outside. But lighting your landscape can help you enjoy your outdoors year-round. The best benefit of landscape lighting amid those cold, short days is that you never have a dark home. When you pull your car into the driveway, your landscape is illuminated. When your landscape, architectural features, entrances, and pathways are lit, it offers a sense of comfort and safety. It also brings about a warm, nostalgic feeling on a cold, breezy day. The yin and yang of light and darkness makes you feel peaceful and at home. And, once the drag of winter gets underway, an illuminated outdoor space can brighten things a bit.
- Landscape lighting gives you security. With it being so dark outside, it’s extra hazardous to navigate the grounds of your property. This can be especially true on winter days when things get a bit icy. Without proper illumination to light your way, it’s easier for an accident to occur, particularly where steps are concerned. Walking in the dark is never safe. But, pathway lights and other landscape lighting solutions eliminate this concern. Lighting strategically placed around your landscape will give you a sense of security and make you feel safer. It’ll also help ward off malicious intruders.
- You can enjoy your landscape from inside your home. Most of the time, we enjoy our outdoor lighting systems from afar, or when we’re inside. There’s something tranquil about looking out a window onto a magically lit landscape. The nights don’t seem quite as dark. The warm, peaceful feeling of an illuminated outdoors is just as wonderful inside as it is outside.
- Outdoor lovers can enjoy the landscape sooner after winter. For someone who enjoys the great outdoors or loves to garden, winter can feel like you’re in a box. But outdoor lighting gives other added enjoyment, like the joy of lighting a fire pit. And, once spring starts calling, landscape lights can help you to make your way outside sooner after a long, winter hibernation. You can invite guests for a barbeque in the evening or just enjoy an evening under the stars. And because Texas can be grateful for a few mild winter evenings, you’ll be able to enjoy a few nights in your outdoor space.
Winter can seem like a long, dark stretch until the spring months return. But adding landscape lights to your outdoors can make things seem a bit brighter. Outdoor lighting is also great for security and safety all year round.
The lighting experts at Illuminations Lighting Design would love to help you install a great landscape lighting system just in time for the winter season. We serve homeowners in and around the Houston area. Just give us a call at 713-863-1133 to get your landscape lighting project started before the cold sets in.