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Nighttime Lighting Benefits

As summer nears, and the temperatures begin to rise, now is the ideal time to prepare your outdoor space! Although entertaining friends and family are at a standstill right now, you can still take advantage of your space and prep it for your annual 4th of July cookout. From quiet quarantine nights to that first summer pool party, here are the reasons investing in outdoor lighting is well worth your while.


An outdoor space without lighting is simply not functional or practical, as the sun dictates when your barbeque, dinner, or lounging has to end. When the sun sets, you should be able to flip a switch and continue your night. With outdoor lighting installation, you’ll be able to do just that! Lighting changes the equation and will let you enjoy your outdoor space at any time—day or night.


There are two safety advantages to outdoor lighting: preventing injury and deterring break-ins.

Placing path lighting and overhead lighting will decrease the potential for personal injury due to visibility issues. Although you may be able to navigate your yard’s terrain, guests need a little help. Add lighting to your front and backyards to guard against personal injury.

Outdoor lighting can serve as an effective defense against burglars as well. We recommend installing motion-sensor security lighting, as it is the most efficient and effective way to prevent unwanted visitors. Additionally, motion sensor lighting gives the impression that a home isn’t empty. Security lighting is especially useful when you are on vacation, as it won’t be apparent that your home is unoccupied.

Garden Health

This one surprises a lot of people! If you have fruits or vegetables in your garden, outdoor lighting can trick pollinating bugs and birds into helping your plants grow. From apples to tomatoes, pollination is essential. Let outdoor lighting can help your garden thrive—contact Ostrom Electrical Services for your outdoor lighting installation.

Ostrom’s electrical experts are here to repair, replace, or install your outdoor lighting! Feel free to give us a call at (540) 685-4040 or fill out an online contact form to set up an appointment.

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