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Choosing the Best Driveway Lights

13 Apr

Choosing the Best Driveway Lights

If you have a driveway running along your property, then you probably agree that it is important to illuminate it properly in order to be able to see the road when you are driving on it at night. A driveway that is not properly lit can cause accidents, such as crushing landscaping by running off the road, hitting toys, and even running into your mailbox or house if you’re not careful.

Driveway lighting does not need to be expensive or difficult to install. You only need a small budget and a little effort to be able to create a well lit driveway. There are also several different types of driveway lights to choose from.

The first and most popular type of driveway lights are called market lights. These lights are very low to the ground, and you can either place them into the ground directly or mount them on little stakes.  These lights keep all of their illumination right where you want it – on the ground. These lights do not carry the risk of shining up into a driver’s eyes and blinding them or shining onto other areas that do not help you when you’re driving. However, you have to be careful when you are installing them because if you place them too evenly directly across from each other, you can transform your driveway into a runway. Avoid doing this by alternating the positioning of the lights on each side, so they offer a more pleasing view.

Solar driveway lights are another option. They are very easy to install and they don’t require electricity to run, thus making them very economical. Low voltage driveway lights are another efficient outdoor lighting fixture that are quite easy to install. They are also relatively cheap to purchase and consume minimal energy.

Driveway post lights can be a perfect lighting option if you want your driveway to have particularly abundant illumination. They come in several styles and designs, and the height you choose will depend on the length and shape of the area where they will be installed.

Driveway lighting does not only help you increase the value of your home and curb appeal, but it will also provide lighting for anything you are doing outside in the evening. It can also help illuminate any landscaped areas near the driveway to add to the beauty of your home during the night time hours.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent