Home Illumination

Illuminating the exterior of a structure or property can actually extend the living space physically as well as visually. When light is brought to a darkened yard, it visually pushes the boundaries of a house. Pushing this boundary creates a visually striking look for the outside of the house. Attractive lighting flatters your home at night, highlighting your other great landscaping choices and directing your guests to your home’s focal point—the front door.

Safety & Security

Adding lights to the exterior of your home may be more beneficial than you think. Make your home more striking—and more secure at the same time. Illuminating your home provides a sense of safety and security as lights welcome visitors and ward off intruders.

Curb Appeal

Not only does exterior illumination make your home more beautiful, but it makes it more valuable. Professional landscape lighting is one of the easiest ways to make your home more desirable for home-buyers. Outdoor lighting consistently tops the National Association of Home Builder’s list of most wanted features in its annual “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey: 41% rate it “essential;” 49% say it’s “desirable.” According to MSN Real Estate, outdoor lighting adds 20% in perceived value to your home.

The most common types of home illumination lights are uplights and downlights. Uplights are lights placed at ground level with the lights aiming upward to highlight focal points in the landscape, such as trees, signs or architectural features. These lights not only highlight features from the outside, but they also provide for an extension of the interior living spaces at night. Downlights are lights placed above an object or area and aimed downward to imitate natural light and simulate moonlight, or to provide security to an area, such as a back entrance.

Brite Nites offers a number of different finishes and shapes for your uplights and downlights so that you can maintain a consistent decorative theme throughout your home’s exterior. From aluminum and copper to brass and bronze, you’ll find a finish that fits your style. Your home’s curb appeal and security will instantly increase with the simple addition of uplights and downlights.

Wondering what the advantages of LED lighting are over traditional and CFL lighting? Take a look at this table to understand why Brite Nites uses LED lighting in our home illumination projects.

TraditionalCFLLED
Ave. Life Span (hrs)
1,2008,00050,000
Life Span if run 24/7
50 days333 days5.7 yrs
Life Span if run 8hrs/day150 days2.7 yrs17.1 yrs
Cost to operate 30 bulbs/yr$328/yr$76/yr$32/yr
Starting Bulb Cost$2$8$12
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