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HOA Sign Lighting to Add Beauty & Security

Whether its out of a sense of pride for your community, or simply wanting to make sure people can find it more easily, many HOAs want a well lit sign.

For most HOAs, having their community's sign lit up is important. There are a couple of different ways to light a community sign, but there are 3 key things to keep in mind:

1) visibility is key 

Before we even discuss lighting a sign, you need to be sure your sign is located in a place where it will be seen. You don't want the sign tucked back away from the road or behind a tree. The sign needs to be prominently displayed where it can be easily seen.

2) the brighter the better

You want the sign to stand out. In addition to having the sign located in a prime location, you'll want it brightly lit. There is such a thing as having too much light, but you'd be better served to have your sign lit on the brighter side than have it be not bright enough. 

3) illuminate the surrounding landscape

If you're trying to draw peoples eyes to the sign, than consider illuminating the surrounding landscape as well. With the right balance and composition, a well lit landscape can add a great backdrop to your sign that will help further draw people's eyes. Never underestimate what a difference landscape lighting can make.

In addition, a well lit community is a less trespassed community. If your looking to add an additional layer of security to your community, adding lighting to the surrounding area can make a huge difference. To read more about security lighting, click here

a different approach to sign lighting


If you're looking to make your community really stand out, why not try a different approach? For example, a custom bollard with your communities name will be certainly be noticed whether its day or night. 


What is a bollard? A bollard light fixture is a large fixture usually used in commercial applications. In this case, the fixture both doubles as the sign and the light source. Think of it as a beacon or a light house that signals to everyone driving past at night: this is the community you were looking for. You wont need to worry about anyone missing the turn with a bollard sign out front by the main road. 

need help lighting your sign?

If you are looking for a high quality landscape lighting system for your HOA or Community, but don't know where to start, take the first step and request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your HOA even at night. 


At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For nearly 20 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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