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Safety is Essential: Keep Guests Safe with Pathway and Step Lighting

When approaching your home the main points to illuminate are the front entrance and the pathway leading to your home. With a well-lit front entryway and pathway, it allows homeowners to see who is coming and going, as well as aid guests approaching and leaving your property. Outdoor lighting placements must be strategic as some spots are a must, while others become optional. The good news is there are limitless options. 

Here are some of the fixtures that we recommend to achieve the look and feel you're trying to capture. 

Pathway Lighting for guest Safety

When working with Landscape Lighting Pro our expert lighting designers will work with you to create the best landscape lighting design for your home. Working with a professional lighting expert can help you determine what lighting is needed, what fixture best suits the task, where the fixture should be placed to achieve the desired effect, and the best voltage to meet your needs. 

Specifically for pathway lighting, our professionals can help light potential hazards in your yard and walkways. At night you may feel confident walking through your in the evening, but visitors that are unfamiliar with your home will need some lighting to guide them from tripping over stairs, curbs, trees, and other hazards.

Another great benefit is outdoor lighting makes your house look welcoming to guests approaching. 


Increase Security from Potential Threats

Having a well-lit home is a discouragement to burglars. When you work with Landscape Lighting Pro, we can ensure that your property is kept both safe and beautiful with properly lit landscape lighting. 

Entry Points

One great option, up lighting, can bring that special look to your home's entrance. These fixtures are placed in the ground to shine upward for accenting walls or surrounding areas. Or you can go with downlighting in which fixtures are placed in trees, or beneath eaves on your house to have the light shine down. 


Step and Stairways

As something as simple as walking in the dark can pose a real hazard. Having steps and stairways can create an even bigger risk for tripping and falling. There are quite a few different fixtures and placement options to choose from to help with these issues.

You could choose to use downlighting to place a fixture high up in a tree. This will allow direct light onto the stairway and steps. 

Using pathway lights is a great option, placing them along the side of paths and steps. Alternatively, you can cast light directly onto the step below by using tread or recessed lighting placed on the vertical face of the steps to guide your guest safely to and from your entry.  


Need help with your outdoor lighting project?

If you are looking for a professional to help with your outdoor lighting design and installation, request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home 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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