Why You Should Install Landscape Lighting to Your Commercial Property

January 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm

9428616_sA well maintained commercial landscape can add to the value of your property and landscape lighting is an important element of your overall design.  There are many other benefits you can gain from adding lighting and here are a few of the reasons you don’t want to overlook this detail.

Safety and security

Probably the most common and the most important reason you would want landscape lighting on your commercial property is safety and security.  Well lit parking lots and grounds can help deter crime and someone is less likely to try to break in if they can be easily seen in the areas around the building.  Some extra lighting can also be helpful if your facility runs a night shift or if your workers leave after dark, even if it’s only during the winter.

Landscape lighting can also enhance the safety of visitors and clients that are on your property, decreasing risk for accidents.  You can use lighting to bring attention to an elevation change such as a step up or a sudden downward slope or drop off.  Illuminating a pool area or water feature not only looks beautiful but adds to the safety of the area as well if you have a commercial residential property.

Aesthetic reasons

Landscape lighting can be exactly the thing you need to show off your new landscape design, the architectural features of your building or to showcase a particular area of your grounds.  Areas like flower beds and ornamental shrubs can make nice focal points, or you might want to feature one of your hardscape elements.  Some light styles, such as pole lights can be an important design element on their own.

Lighting can also create an atmosphere, encouraging use of your outdoor areas.  If you have a patio or deck area that is used by your clients, having a good atmosphere will mean your clients have a better time, increasing your chances for repeat business.

Increase your visibility

Even if your business does not operate during the evening hours, you can still benefit from some landscape lighting.  They can help make sure your business gets seen.  Current or potential clients driving or walking by can still see your signs or building after dark.  It is a non-invasive way to keep your company name or brand in the mind of your clients, making them more likely to choose you over your competitors.

You can trust your commercial landscape lighting design and installation to the professionals at E-Landscape.   Contact us today for all your landscaping needs.