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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Decorative Outdoor Lighting

Posted on March 6th, 2014


There are several reason to invest in outdoor lighting, and they range from adding to the beauty of your home to adding to the safety of your home. Since spring will be here in less than a month, it’s important to start thinking not only about getting your lawn irrigation system in order, but how you can best complement your home’s natural beauty with patio lighting for those late night dinner parties.

Take a look at these 10 reasons you should invest in decorative outdoor lighting for your home or business.

1. It’s Beautiful

The first and best reason is because it will add beauty to your home. If done correctly, proper lighting will enhance the look of your home, thus increasing its resale value and curb appeal. Imagine how you will feel when you arrive home at night and see your home lit up to greet you. Lighting will also add a bright, welcoming feeling to anyone who visits after dark.

2. Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Having an aesthetically pleasing outdoor lighting design will give your neighbors a new appreciation for the look of your home as well. Outdoor lighting at night makes your home stand out among the other darkened homes on your block and adds an extra component of charm to your home.

3. Increases the Value of Your Home

Homes with outdoor lighting generally sell for more than homes without. The appearance, safety and overall ambiance of your house will make a difference when you are ready to sell it. However, poorly installed or placed lighting will not increase the value of your home as much so be sure to hire a professional, well respected company to do the work.

4. Complements Your Landscaping

Installing outdoor lights, especially if you have them designed and located properly, will increase your enjoyment of your current landscaping design. Installing accent lights to highlight a particular area of your landscaping helps its visibility and gives you more value for your landscaping efforts.

5. Decreases Chances of a Break In

Outdoor lighting will decrease the chances a burglar will choose your home to break into. Thieves usually choose an easy target, and a house that is well lit will not be attractive to them. Dark pathways and side yards just give thieves an invitation to lurk and wait for you to leave.

6. Decreases Chances of Trips and Falls

Having outdoor lighting will decease the chances you or a guest will trip or fall on an outdoor walkway. Lighting the way is a safety issue that you should consider, especially if you often have guests over at nighttime. A homeowner is liable for accidents that occur on his/her property, so doing everything you can to avoid any mishaps helps you in the long run and will be worth the investment. If you own a business, lighting the way is an added welcoming touch for clients who visit your office or home in the evening hours.

7. Increases Usability of Your Outdoor Spaces

If you like to grill outdoors or have an outdoor patio, outdoor lighting is essential. You will use your patio more often if it is well it and you can relax in the safety being able to see what you are doing. Lighting a pool area or deck will also improve on how often you use them as well as

8. May Help to Comply with Local Laws

In some areas, it is required by law to have outdoor lighting installed. Look up the rules in your area and use a reputable lighting company to be sure you are following the applicable laws.

9. Simple Home Improvement

Installing outdoor lighting is an easy way to spruce up the exterior of your home. If your exterior paint is intact but you are looking for ways to update the look of your outdoor areas, outdoor lighting is a great option.

10. Helps You Decorate for the Holidays

Outdoor lighting can be used to add to your holiday décor, especially if you entertain often. Installing colored lights adds to the aesthetic effect of your outdoor lighting and will enhance a feeling of festivity during holiday seasons.


Westland Landscape Visits FX Luminaire in San Diego

Posted on March 29th, 2012


Hunter FX Factory San Diego

Hunter FX Factory San Diego

With quality lighting components, your outdoor lighting system is a landscaping design element that both illuminates the exterior of your home and highlights its best features. At the same time, outdoor lighting provides an element of security for the home and – in certain respects – the neighborhood. There are many outdoor lighting components manufacturers that craft excellent lighting systems. Many of these companies have factories outside the USA.

The FX Luminaire company, a purveyor of well-crafted LED outdoor lighting systems, is located in sunny San Diego, California – and Westland Landscape had the pleasure of attending a two-day advanced lighting design class focusing on LED lighting. The instructors demonstrated a number of leading-edge LED (Light Emitting Diode) products from FX Luminaire.


Landscape Lighting Adds Beauty and Security

Posted on September 14th, 2011


Westland Landscape LightingWe spend much time caring and decorating our homes interiors while often neglecting the outdoors. It’s a fact: more people see the outside of our homes – it’s always the first impression you give. This is just one reason to spend a little time and money on outdoor design.

By simply adding outdoor accent lighting you can work wonders for the exterior of your home. Lighting installation illuminates the beauty of your house, gives that warm “glow” and display your impressive landscape – even at night. Even a few well-placed lamps and lanterns make great outdoor accessories (always choose outdoor rated fixtures) that can complement the interior too. Highlighting the flower beds and the trees in the yard gives off a sophisticated appeal.