Halloween Lighting Do’s And Don’ts


Happy Halloween from Southern Lights!

With Halloween just around the corner, you definitely want to think about how to avoid tricks by making your house a treat! Ensure the safety of the zombies, ninjas, princesses, super heroes and everyone else with proper lighting of your yard. This not only prevents injuries, it is also a great way to let them know where to get the goodies! Now is a great time to decide how to light your home for Halloween.

Many of us like to decorate our yards for the Fall/Halloween season as well as for Christmas, and since you will have guests coming after dark, whether to trick or treat now or later for caroling and cookies, you should take a good assessment of the yard now. Look at it as if seeing it for the first time in the dark. Would you be able to easily navigate your way? Are there steps to be climbed along the way to the entrance of your house? Do you have trees that obstruct a lot of light present in the area? If yes, then you should consider hiring the services of an outdoor lighting expert to ensure your yard is well lit to not only create a welcoming atmosphere, but to prevent injuries, an unwanted trip to the hospital, or even a lawsuit. You don’t want your house to really appear to be “haunted!”

To get the most out of your Halloween Lighting, keep the safety of everyone as they move around your yard in mind. Without a well-defined and well-lit path, trick-or-treaters may run through parts of your yard that you do not want them in, and which could be dangerous to them. Create a clear and safe pathway to the treats by fixing some well-positioned quality down lighting from the trees, which produces a moonlight effect of very wide and even light, or with pathway (or spread) lighting. A top quality path fixture shines light down onto the walkway without creating glare. You can place the lighting fixtures all on one side of your walkway or stagger them from side to side to provide the proper lighting. Your certified outdoor lighting professional will know exactly what lights you need and where to place them to make your house beautiful and safe.

Avoid the use of floodlights which shine a super bright light directly into people’s eyes, making it almost impossible to see anything. These seem to come standard with most houses, but aren’t a truly attractive or safe option. Remember, trick-or-treaters might be wearing masks or other things that obscure their vision, so ensure they have a Halloween to remember by properly lighting their paths, not blinding them with glare.

Good lighting design will welcome your trick-or-treaters (and later, carolers) without your yard seeming like a creepy haunted house, airport runway or a prison. The best way to achieve this is through a certified outdoor lighting professional. They are trained in lighting design and installation and provide a quality product. Halloween Lighting is really something that extends to the entire year, and the safety of not just trick-or-treaters, but all your friends, family, and guests.

Are you looking for Landscape Lighting in Greensboro? Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights- Architectural and Landscape Lighting serves properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc.

Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose us. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969.

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