A well lit home is a safe home. But with longer nights electric bills can soar as home owners keep their lights on longer.
Two ways keep your home well lit in a cost and energy efficient manor is with landscape lighting or home automation. Landscape lighting systems place a light source away from the home and can illuminate a whole property. Landscape lighting systems are also energy efficient if they use low voltage electricity and LED bulbs. Landscape lighting can not be installed once the ground is frozen in winter however.
Home automation systems can be installed at anytime. Home automation gives home owners great control over their lights. Lights inside the home can be set to come on and go off at seemly random times to give the appearance that someone is home. Outside lights can be programed to turn on just before sunset so the home is never dark. Lights can be controlled from bed side to see what that bump in the night was. Some home automations systems can even control lights remotely with a smart phone.
Ask your lighting professional what options they offer.