Share This Article:
5 Benefits of Outdoor Pathway Lighting
Outdoor pathway lighting is the kind of thing that seems like an unnecessary addition to your landscaping … until the first time you walk up to your house in the dark and realize how awesome it is to be able to see where you’re going.
There are lots of reasons why people forgo the pleasure of <a title="Pathway Lighting" href="http://www.atgstores.com/pathway-lighting_1314.html" target="_blank">pathway lighting</a> and we’re here to dispel those rumors and show you the light, so to speak.
<strong>1. Pathway lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. </strong>
There are a lot of price points in the world of landscape lighting, particularly when you include pathway lightings sets. Prices for individual pathway lights range anywhere from $14 to $400, while you can find path light kits for less than $100 that include everything you need.
<strong>2. Pathway lighting is easy to install.</strong>
Yeah, it <em>looks</em> complicated; we’ll agree with you there. We can hear what you’re thinking: <em>Where’s the power source? Do I just plug them in? Do I have to call someone before I dig? Wait, I have to dig?</em>
There are many low-voltage pathway lights and other models that can accommodate an outdoor power outlet, which makes installation very easy, but even those that require a transformer and <a title="Cables & Wires" href="http://www.atgstores.com/cable-and-wire_1324.html" target="_blank">cable connection</a> are simple enough <a title="Plan Your Landscape Lighting Project" href="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/plan-your-landscape-lighting-project-today/" target="_blank">with a little guidance</a>.
As for who you need to call before you dig, <a title="Who to Ask Before You Dig" href="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/why-and-who-to-ask-before-your-dig/" target="_blank">click here</a> for more information.
<strong>3. Pathway lighting definitely makes a difference.</strong>
It’s easy to draw the conclusion that landscape lighting isn’t really worth the time and effort it takes to pick it out and install it, but keep in mind that these lights add:
- Increased property value
- Better security
- More safety
- Enhanced curb appeal
That’s a lot of awesomeness to expect out of any home improvement investment, much less one as affordable and accessible as pathway lighting.
<strong>4. With pathway lighting, a little goes a long way.</strong>
Maybe you’re thinking your walk is too long or too short for pathway lighting to add any real value over cost. Well, it’s possible, but it’s also true that you don’t need to turn your walkway into a runway. A couple nice pathway lights at the head and/or the foot of the path can add a nice and noticeable accent.
<strong>5. Pathway lighting doesn’t consume a lot of power.</strong>
Obviously, low-voltage and solar pathway lighting consume little to no power, but even standard models don’t rank high on power consumption, so you don’t have to worry about them being on for extended periods of time.
For those who still like to conserve energy, though, many <a title="Outdoor Transformers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/outdoor-transformers_1323.html" target="_blank">outdoor transformers</a> can be equipped with <a title="Timers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/timers-photo-cells-controls_1325.html" target="_blank">timers</a> for added control.