As important as it is to confirm that older home stairways, handrails, and lighting are up to code when it applies to lighting, at a minimum, adding a set of step lights improves field of view during evening and early morning hours. In the land of millions of reptiles laying about, why take the chance when navigating steps. There are many inexpensive quality low voltage stair lighting options. From the perspective of ease of installation, often times landscaping allows natural concealment of wires being run on the back side of a wall such as in this home’s example.
When there are three steps in which a lighting solution is required, place one small wall mounted fixture on either side of the steps at the center of the middle step. This allows for an even distribution of light on the upper landing, over all three flat step surfaces, and onto the lower landing area. Without a doubt, there is a direct relationship between poorly lit area and crime: better lighting will deter offenders who benefit from the cover of darkness. Improved lighting means that offenders are more likely to be seen by someone who might intervene, call the police, or recognize the offender. Even if this does not happen, some offenders who fear that it might would be deterred from crime.
From an aesthetic perspective, by adding step lighting to your home, you are creating a continuous pathway from the front door to the car park area. Whether for the purposes of security, or being a welcoming host, fill in the gaps adding safety and an inviting element to your home’s entrance point. Need help? We’re a quick call away 561 270 7702.Read More