A properly designed lighting system can also be instrumental in providing a sense of security for you and your home. In fact, the number one reason most homeowners decide to install outdoor lighting is to help protect their home from burglars or other trespassers. Many poor lighting designs have been installed in the name of “security”. Most people think that bright outdoor lighting will help make their home safer from thieves, but statistics show that sometimes bright lighting actually causes an increase in theft. Poorly done night lighting can cause shadows that can make it easier for thieves to hide.
Using lower light levels is considered the most effective way to provide security lighting for your home. Lights installed for safety and illumination will provide good low-contrast lighting to help protect your home. Properly installed, low-contrast lighting will help eliminate shadows, plus make it easier for your eyes to adjust to seeing in the dark.