At the edge of the Texas hill country here in Austin, we're blessed with abundant natural beauty. Many homes in the area offer views, trees, and greenery that make living here special.
Austin also loves outdoor living. Does any restaurant here not have an outside patio? At home, that outside lifestyle happens in patios, yards, and waterfronts along the lakes.
When the sun goes down, the outdoors can be especially inviting as the heat of the Texas sun fades. But does your outdoor space have the right lighting to make the most of your Austin landscape? Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of landscape lighting.
The sun might hit your property in certain ways by day, but at night, you can be in control of the light. Draw attention to your home’s best features with lighting. Use up-lights to add height and drama in front, or light a water feature or fountain. Accent a tree with uplights or spotlights to make it stand out against a dark backdrop.
For outdoor gatherings, set the mood with lighting. Bright lights can illuminate a summer evening pool party, and a softer glow can provide ambiance for a small dinner al fresco with friends.
Aside from the aesthetic appeal that landscape lighting can bring, it has practical purposes as well. Path lights can help your guests navigate your outdoors, especially with uneven paths that are hard to see at night. A well-lit outdoor area will also deter potential intruders.
You don’t have to have your lights on all night for protection or safety. With a lighting control or home automation system, you can set schedules for all your outdoor lighting, and even vary them seasonally. Set your everyday outdoor lights to come on at dusk and turn off at dawn automatically. Even better, you can set lighting scenes for different activities - the low-key dinner outside, a pool party, or for a soak in the spa. Your scenes can be activated through a wall-mounted programmed keypad, a smartphone app, or even your voice command.
If you live in a “dark sky” area or are concerned with light pollution rules, lighting control offers the perfect solution. You can vary the intensity of outdoor LED lighting and ensure that they are off at times when it’s required. Regardless of the rules, lighting control enables your landscape lighting to be neighbor-friendly as well.
Relative Home Systems works with Coastal Source for outdoor lighting. Their high-quality fixtures, patented connector systems, and robust construction make them a top choice for any
homeowner that enjoys well-designed products built to last for years. For example, every Coastal Source fixture is made of brass, down to the nuts, bolts, and stakes. The lights are completely sealed to protect against bugs, moisture, and corrosion. You can expect Coastal Source lighting to persevere through the heat, cold, and wet of Austin's climate.
Are you ready to elevate your outdoor areas in Austin with landscape lighting? Fill out our online contact form or give us a call to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!