The front entryway of the home must be lit properly as a means for keeping your home safe in the evenings. For starters it keeps your entry well-lit so as to prevent anyone from slipping and falling in the dark due to poor visibility. This not only avoids injury for you, your family, and any guests, but it also reduces your potential liability for being sued as a result of that injury.
Good entryway lighting also makes it easier for you to see anyone who steps up to your front door unexpectedly. A strange knock on the door can be unsettling, it’s even more concerning when you are unable to see who it is on the other side of the door. With bright lights increasing your visibility, you won’t need to wonder and worry as to who is on your front step unannounced.
Finally, entryway lighting is a signal that you are home. This can deter any intruders or thieves who may be planning on targeting your home and property for theft or other crimes. So when it comes to the best entryway lighting options, turn to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to help you increase visibility, deter criminals, and improve your home’s curb appeal.
Dark Front Steps
When you light the entryway of your home with the right lighting, you are creating an inviting atmosphere for invited guests while chasing away those uninvited guests who plan to break into homes that are unoccupied for the evening. Thieves don’t want to ransack a home that has occupants inside, they would much rather do their work alone.
So, let the good guys and the bad guys know that you are home by providing an abundance of light at your front door.
Front Walk Lighting
Among the more common landscape lighting tips is to install small walkway lights leading from your front steps down the main path connecting your front door to a nearby sidewalk or your garage. Placing a set of walkway light fixtures can ensure that your front walk has plenty of visibility once the sun goes down.
Just make sure your lighting scheme is evenly designed so that you have no dark spots along the pathway. Even one dark area along your front pathway could pose potential safety risks and hazards for a slip and fall accident. But don’t bunch them up too close together either, that will just result in pools of lighting that are too bright for the front of your home, negatively impacting your home’s curb appeal and even making your pathway lighting too bright for your neighbors as well.
We discussed the importance of having your front entryway lighting on during the evening. Keeping that in mind, you may want to consider adding a timer to that lighting fixture. In the event you aren’t home when the sun goes down, who is going to turn your front entryway lights on? If you have a timer installed, you won’t ever need to worry about answering that question.