Increasing Home Safety And Security With Outdoor Lighting
Security lighting is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime around your home. Studies have shown that outdoor lighting is an effective crime deterrent. There are several types of security lights and outdoor lighting systems available. The two most basic light categories are HID and halogen or incandescent.High intensity discharge (HID) lighting systems are energy efficient, long lasting and very commonly used in landscape lighting.
Halogen or incandescent lighting fixtures are designed to operate on standard household current. Halogen lights are commonly seen on homes and are usually referred to as floodlights and are ideal for continuous or instantaneous use because they require no warm up period. Halogen security lights produce a white to yellow color and are less desirable for aesthetic lighting applications.
Motion Detection LightingHome security lighting systems that can detect and recognize movement in dark areas around the home are a good choice for homeowners who wish to reduce continuous glare and power consumtion. Because motion detector units are constantly switching the lights off and on the lights, they cannot be used to control high intensity discharge sources.
Clover Electric has been installing home security lighting throughout the Cleveland are for over 25 year. For expert outdoor lighting advice and professional service and installation, call Clover Electric.