Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can have a significant impact on a property. It is a great security feature and illuminates your landscaping, creating an atmosphere for guests to enjoy. You’ll enjoy eating dinner outside, even on the darkest nights, while deterring burglars and critters from entering your property. 

Ready to make your home feel cozier and more secure? Read on to find out how to incorporate outdoor lighting in and around your home with Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric. We’re proud to offer electrical services in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more.

Types of Outdoor Lighting

We install outdoor lighting systems of all types for clients each year. Let’s discuss the different types of outdoor lighting available for homeowners.

Security Lighting

Installing security lighting is one of the best ways to deter burglars and unwanted visitors. Burglars are discouraged from making an accessible entrance by illuminating the property. Light fixtures can be installed and mounted directly to the home or outbuildings. These light fixtures can be set to a timer or integrated with smart devices so that when you’re not home, your house looks full, busy, and, most importantly, less enticing to enter.

Motion Sensor Lights

Motion sensor lights work by sensing heat and/or movement. These are ideal as they save on energy since they only turn on when motion is detected. This is also a great way to increase security in and around your home since the motion sensor light fixture will frighten unwanted visitors, making your assets harder to steal.

Spotlights and Floodlights

Spotlights and floodlights are similar and are both very bright. Both types of lights project beams and illuminate the space. While low voltage spotlights cast a slightly narrower light beam, it is more focused than flood lights. This is an excellent choice if you want to draw attention to a specific area, like your garden or gazebo.

Landscape Lighting

Low-voltage landscape lighting is a form of outdoor lighting that operates on a low-voltage power supply, typically around 12 volts. Low-voltage lighting offers numerous advantages over traditional landscape lighting systems, including increased energy efficiency, longer bulb lifespan, and enhanced safety features.

Our landscape lighting is available in all kinds of varieties. For example, landscape lights can highlight specific features of your home and garden, such as water features, creating a silhouette, or framing a type of plant for a huge impact on a small or large property at night.

Benefits of Adding Landscape and Security Lighting

There are many advantages to installing landscape lighting and security lighting on your property in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Increases Safety

Adding landscaping lights and security lighting increases safety. Well-lit areas help people see where they’re going, avoiding potential accidents, and even slip-and-fall accidents. With landscape lighting, there’s less risk of tripping, falling, or hurting yourself when you can see the path before you. Adding lighting to your home and garden can boost security and make guests feel more comfortable on your property.

Deter Criminals

Adequate lighting can prevent potential intruders or burglars from approaching your home. Criminals prefer to operate in the dark where they are less likely to be seen or caught. By installing landscape lighting and other outdoor light fixtures, you can make your home a difficult target for these criminals, thereby reducing the chances of becoming a victim of burglary or theft.

Increase Alertness

A well-lit area is more likely to increase awareness among those around it. This alertness can help you or your neighbors to detect and report any potential intrusion on your property, thereby enhancing safety.

Provides a Better View After Dark

Installing landscape lighting and security light fixtures can greatly improve the view of your property after dark. Not only do they provide visibility for safety purposes, but they also enhance the aesthetics of your property. Landscape lighting can illuminate paths, trees, and architectural features, creating a beautiful and inviting atmosphere. It can be strategically placed to highlight specific areas or create a sense of depth and dimension.

If you feel like you look out your kitchen window into the pitch black, then landscape and garden lighting is for you. Even after the sun sets, you can sit and enjoy your yard when properly lit up.

Highlights Landscaping

Many homeowners choose to install landscape lighting as it’s a common and valuable technique in lighting up your home’s exterior garden. Just as a light fixture can be used indoors to highlight architecture, landscape lights do the same thing outdoors! We install outdoor lighting at the bottom of a feature to create different effects and highlight certain landscaping features. It’s possible to change the whole aspect by highlighting another part of your garden with just a little low-voltage landscape lighting.

Extends Living Space

It’s very fashionable to mix the inside and outside living spaces. You make more room for outdoor lounging areas with new furniture pieces by lighting up your yard. 

Add low-voltage lighting and create more opportunities to unwind with friends and family by taking your nightly gatherings outside in an illuminated area. Suddenly, having dinner at the patio table and enjoying a glass of wine in your newly lit space is possible.

Increased Home’s Value

Installing low-voltage landscape lights and security lighting fixtures not only improves the safety and security of your home but can also increase its value in the market. Most home buyers check out the backyard before making the purchase, and a well-lit home is more highly valued than those that are not. This is a great way to highlight all your garden’s features and accentuate the best components.

Why Trust Ravinia Plumbing for Lighting Services?

Ravinia Plumbing is the company to trust for all your home’s electrical needs, including installing and maintaining outdoor lighting. We’re a family-owned company that’s licensed, insured, and highly rated. We’ve been in business since 1928 and are home to a team of knowledgeable professionals specializing in plumbing, sewer, heating, and electric services. No matter your needs or next home project, our team of licensed electrician professionals is here to support you.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Outdoor Lighting Services

Have any questions about our outdoor lighting services and solutions? Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your outdoor lighting system ideas. We know that you have a busy schedule, so we’re happy to work around it to find the best time for you.

Ravinia Plumbing can provide you with outdoor lighting installation for your next project in Lincolnshire, Evanston, or anywhere in Chicago’s extended North Shore, IL area, and answer any questions that you might have along the way. Get in touch with us today to create a stunning lighting system for your property.