While designing buildings, residential or commercial; outdoor lighting is often neglected and much attention goes to the indoor lighting. Presumably, fewer activities take place outside the house at night so why incur the additional expense of outdoor lighting? This is where we go wrong; as you would notice many outdoor lightings are erected later to bring out better visibility around buildings at night. These three benefits of outdoor lighting are often neglected.
- Both Premise and Compound security
It is more likely for thieves and other perpetrators to get access to your compound without getting noticed. This is worse when your outside is not lit and perpetrators to your properties cannot be identified. Modern technology like CCTVs cannot serve where there is no proper lighting either. The security of buildings without adequate outdoor lighting is compromised and ends up being costly in replacing for stolen items or accidents emanating from poor lighting.
- Improved working conditions at night
Proper light is important in activities going at night. Besides guards easily identifying something unusual when the outside is well lit, it becomes safer for them to walk around the compound without injuring themselves. Drivers and pedestrians too can safely commute at night with reduced accidents showcasing. The 24/7 businesses who have good outdoor lighting also enjoy huge sales since well-illuminated business premises are easily identified by their potential customers.
- Add to the building value
A house that is designed with effective outdoor lighting is both attractive and easy for operations. More tenants to commercial buildings will prefer well outdoor illuminated building which means high occupancy and consequently high returns to buildings with outdoor lighting. Notably, most big cities in the world are busy both day and night and therefore require good outdoor lighting appropriate for business and security at night.