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Daylight savings time begins November 1st and that means it will start getting dark much earlier in Georgia. This is the price we pay for an extra hour of daylight in the mornings. In Atlanta, we lose two and a half hours of afternoon light between the summer solstice and the winter solstice. Daylight savings time increases that loss to three and a half hours. Soon Georgians will be driving home while shielding their eyes as they drive into the setting sun and not long after they will be driving home in darkness until Spring.
This is the time to illuminate your home so that you aren’t returning to a dark deserted-looking house this winter. Some well placed exterior lights can make any house look warmer and more inviting. Lighting has been shown to affect your mood. Arriving home to a well-lit home is just what you need to lift your spirits after driving in Atlanta traffic in the dark.
Besides, you work hard and spend a lot of money to keep your home looking its best. Why hide it in the shadows? Outdoor lighting can show off your home's best features and add aesthetic beauty. You can highlight a terraced landscape or add a dramatic effect to a water feature that will make your home the envy of your neighbors. It is one of the best ways to increase your curb appeal and resell value.
Exterior lighting is also very practical. Illuminating the street number on your mailbox helps visitors and delivery services to find you. This simple upgrade will save delivery drivers precious time and will help your guests avoid the embarrassment of showing up at the wrong house. Everyone will appreciate your thoughtfulness and it could save critical seconds if you ever need emergency services.
Visitors will also appreciate a lighted path to your front door. Good visibility on steps and sidewalks keeps your visitors safe and makes them feel welcome. Don’t make your guest find their way in the dark. Show them the way and pay special attention to any potential hazards. Steps, sidewalk cracks, or any transition from one terrain to another should be clearly visible to avoid falls, sprained ankles, and stubbed toes.
But outdoor lighting isn’t just for your guests. Outdoor living spaces are quite popular due to Georiga’s mild climate and fall is one of the best times for backyard activities like barbecues and fire pits. You can extend the usefulness of your outdoor spaces with beautiful, functional lighting so that you can use your backyard all year long making that landscaping really pay off.
Security is yet another advantage of outdoor lighting. By removing shadows, you leave burglars with no place to hide. Motion sensors on bright lights can alert you to the presence of someone on your property and lights with timers save energy while keeping the lights on when they are needed, like as you are arriving home in the evening.
Now is the time to light up the night to keep your home safe and beautiful.
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