I’m sure many of our Wilmington friends and clients caught the big game on Sunday. The highlight of the NFL season, it is definitely a time of celebration whether your favorite team made it all the way or not. And in the wake of last week’s snow and ice, it was nice to not worry about safety when friends came over to enjoy the game with us. If those closest to you chose to watch the Super Bowl at your home this year, you spent most of early Sunday prepping the house and food and making sure everyone felt welcome as soon as they stepped through the door. But what if you could welcome your guests, even before they crossed your threshold carrying a crock of dip or plate of cookies? By lighting your drives and entryways, you can.
The purpose of drive and entryway lighting is both functional and aesthetic. A well-illuminated driveway makes it less likely for your guests to cruise past your home accidentally. It also gives them clear view of the drive so they won’t end up in the grass. Used in conjunction with entryway lighting, your guests will have a clearly visible path to your door. By lighting these areas you can minimize trips and falls and even make dangerous obstacles visible, like the snakes that will begin to move about as the weather warms.
Though we should never minimize its safety aspects, what we love so much about light is how beautiful it makes everything look in the dark. Path lights cast shining pools of light over your driveway while well lights and spotlights bathe your doorway and porch. Step lights can illuminate each step individually, and unique architectural elements of your porch area can be highlighted as well. The resulting scene contrasts with the deep shadows surrounding it and beckons guests. While darkness would have them gingerly approaching your door, the natural appeal of light welcomes them even before they have had a chance to knock.
While football season may be over, there are many opportunities for hosting gatherings over the coming year, especially when spring arrives. Drive and entryway lighting ensures that your guests will have a safe, welcome approach to your home, and your outdoor lights will make that welcome loud and clear. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today. With many years of experience in design and installation, we would love to make your home send out its very best welcome to your friends and family.
William Koon, Owner