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Lighting for Safety and Security

Lighting for Safety and Security

By SiteOne Landscape Supply
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A sense of safety is paramount for the outdoor areas where you live, which is why it’s important to invest in quality outdoor lighting fixtures for security. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) classifies good security lighting as those applications which anticipate and illuminate potential threats. IES also offers a checklist, with some of the main points captured below, to keep your security lighting project on track during the design and installation phase:

Successful Security Lighting Attributes:

  1. Provides clear view of area (including people and barrier objects like fences and walls).
  2. Makes regular tasks like finding your keys and navigating the area with pets easier.
  3. Enhances your sense of safety outdoors.

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In addition to the functional aspects, a successful security lighting design should also positively contribute to an aesthetically pleasing, cohesive visual appearance. In fact, great landscape lighting should enhance the appearance of the landscape in which it’s placed instead of drawing a lot of attention to the fixtures themselves. When mapping out light fixtures for security, first consider the most highly trafficked outdoor spaces such as roadways (driveways, parking areas, and walkways), entry ways and gathering spaces. 

Pro-Trade® is proud to offer a range of aluminum and brass fixtures, including up lights and path lights, which can help bring your security lighting design to life. Available with a selection of dependable LED lamps and transformers, the Pro-Trade lighting line provides professional-grade value in stock at many SiteOne locations across the U.S. and Canada. 

Find your location or visit a SiteOne branch today and speak with an associate about which Pro-Trade products and lighting installation tools would be best for your project’s needs.

This article first appeared on SiteOne Learn & Explore.


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