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5 Reasons to Invest in Landscape Lighting

Updated: Aug 26

Outdoor lighting may seem like a feature that's only used for extravagant homes or massive properties, but that is a misconception. Landscape lighting is a rising trend among homeowners. Adding lighting to your property/yard can increase the value of your home plus it has several other purposes.


The Top 5 benefits of Investing in Landscape Lighting:


1. LANDSCAPE LIGHTING IS BEAUTIFUL YEAR ROUND

A warm climate isn’t necessary to fully enjoy an outdoor lighting system. When the nights become long and the winter climate of Ontario kicks in, you will want a cozy spot with a nice nightscape to enjoy.


Lightscapes pays careful attention to illumination, our team will never take away from stargazing or create light pollution. We will always enhance the natural beauty and scenic views of your property.


Also, when the sunny days disappear and navigation becomes a bit more tricky, you will be thankful you have extra lighting around your property.


LED lights are weather resistant, so there is no concern for take-down/setup between seasons.

A landscape lighting project by Lightscapes: a large house on an empty property. Frosted trees and snow on the ground. The house has bright outdoor lighting. The sun is setting in the background.

2. OUTDOOR LIGHTING ENHANCES SECURITY

By having outdoor lights and landscape lighting, you can deter intruders from entering your yard. If someone is brave enough to approach, they can easily be seen and wont have a place to hide. That gives you enough time to call the appropriate authorities or come up with an action plan. This method also works for keeping animals off of your property.


Increased visibility is helpful to several people including children, elderly, and the visually impaired. Fixtures like pathway lights or deck lights, will help guide guests and ensure a safe return to their vehicles or back inside.

Outdoor Lighting Project in Ontario by Lightscapes: a large house with a tall gate. The house has several outdoor lights, the gates have uplights, and there is a city carving in the middle of the gate that is illuminated.

3. REVITALIZE AN OUTDATED YARD

Change is good! As your personal style transforms so should the design of your home. Landscape lighting is a perfect solution to fill your creative void as it’s fully customizable.


Working with a professional team like Lightscapes relieves you of the hassle and will further your vision. Our design team are experts in the industry. We prioritize our clients' dream outcome while making helpful recommendations along the way.


If done properly, a minimalist yard can look carefully designed and meticulously maintained. A maximalism landscape full of shrubs, accents, and features can become a cohesive look. A lighting system can be as ostentatious or simplistic as you like.

Pathway Lights by Lightscapes in Ontario

4. LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGNS ARE PERSONALIZED

When designing your landscape lighting there are many factors to consider: the lighting layout, the type of fixtures, lighting effects, brightness, as well as the purpose.


In terms of design, there are different themes you can achieve just like any interior transformation. A few common themes are modern, simplistic, and artsy/abstract. During a consultation, we always provide our portfolio so you can see different design schemes.


Fixtures come in all different shapes, sizes, and types. You can purchase uplights, deck lights, sumbersize lights, well lights, etc. Browsing the styles and colours is the best part!


Effects shouldn't be overlooked either. They should be well through out as they will impact the ambiance.

  • A moonlight effect mimics the natural moonlight by secretly illuminating from a tree top.

  • Hardscape lights create a focal point on structures and highlight the raw material.

Purple Pool Lights by Lightscapes in Ontario

5. INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE AND CURB APPEAL

In the case that you're selling your home; polished outdoor and landscape lights look stunning in photos and videos. They easily capture the attention of viewers and encourages them to engage with the real estate listing. Most importantly, it increases your home’s overall value.


According to the National Association of Home Builders, 41% of potential buyers rate outdoor lighting as an essential quality for their desired home, and 49% rated it as a desirable quality.


With more and more people wanting to spend time outdoors, to grow their own food (51% of Canadians grew at least one type of fruit/vegetable in 2020) or wanting to host events in their backyard—you will have an edge on the real estate competition.


Landscape lighting can change with time and trends: upgrade your system, add new lights or remove certain features. If your lighting design is personable to your style, it will be easy for the next homeowner to add their own touch.

Patio Lighting Design by Lightscapes in Ontario

THE ART OF ILLUMINATION

Lightscapes’ success has been built on our strong relationships created with clients and the ongoing customer service we provide.


Covering Southern Ontario, Lightscapes uses the art of illumination to create a naturally—balanced nightscape for you to enjoy. Using our experience and artistry, we will design a lighting system for you that showcases your home and landscape.


Your property will come alive at night with its very own custom lightscape.


If you're ready to transform your outdoor space with a lighting system, fill out our consultation request and a team member will reach out to you right away.

Outdoor Lighting Project in Ontario by Lightscapes: a mansion with security lighting, a nicely landscaped yard with shurbs, and a nighttime sky.