Add Curb Appeal with Outdoor Walkway Lighting

For new home buyers and renovators, adding outdoor walkway lighting can greatly add to the appeal of a home.

Even for yards that are small, outdoor walkway lighting can add curb appeal and show off your landscaping. Lighting can make your home look more welcoming while brightening dark areas. Most homes do not have enough outdoor lighting, but adding lighting to your walkways can provide just enough light to make your yard look great at night.

Not only will adding outdoor light make your home look more appealing, but it can also make your home safer. Adding light to dark areas will make it easier for people to see at night.

There are two types of outdoor walkway lighting you can install. Both will look great and provide different benefits.

The first type is solar lights. These lights require direct sunlight to charge a solar cell. They charge on their own during the day and when the sun is setting or dim they turn on by themselves. The lights do not require an electric source and do not need to be plugged in. The downside is the brightness of the light can fade after several hours if the solar cell did not charge completely.

The other type is electric lights. These lights require an electric source and must be turned off and on manually or with a timer. The installation of these lights requires a buried electric cable to power the lights. One benefit of these lights is the brightness of the light will remain the same the entire time the light is turned on.

If you are considering adding something new to your home, outdoor walkway lighting really is the way to go. They can completely change the look of the outside of your home, yet can be simple and inexpensive to install.

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    Author: Timothy Harvard

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