Curb appeal is an important part of drawing customers into your business. As much validity as the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” may have, your business “cover” is where customers get their first impression. As such, the façade of your building may be a deciding factor in whether or not a potential customer chooses to enter. Trying to appeal to your customers’ eyes doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Draw them in with commercial outdoor lighting, and, like any good author, keep them with the quality of your services. Nite Time Décor Oakville landscape lighting can help you entice. Read on to find out how your landscape lighting can draw in customers, increase safety, and add security to your commercial property.
Starry steps for safety
If your business has stairs leading to the door, these can be a major safety hazard after dark if the steps aren’t lit up. Lighting your stairs enhances the safety of your commercial property while also brightening the façade beautifully. How you light your stairs is going to depend on what kind of stairs you have, how wide they are, and how many steps there are.
A wider stair will require more landscape lighting. You’ll want to line them up along the outsides, as well as a line down the center of the stair to provide greater safety and visibility for visitors to your business. For thinner stairs, you have the option of installing landscape lighting along the outsides, or putting a single line up the center.
If your stairs are bordered by gardens, consider using commercial outdoor lighting in the gardens rather than on the steps themselves. These will need to be close to the steps to offer enough illumination. If you do this, you may also want to consider one of the mini wash lights from Nite Time Décor Oakville to direct the beam onto the steps.
Keep up on lawn maintenance
If your business property has a lot of trees or large bushes, make sure to keep up on maintenance. Vast outgrowths of foliage will provide shelter for unwanted trespassers after dark, and will decrease the amount of safety provided by your commercial outdoor lighting. Trim the foliage frequently. Consider also making these natural features a part of your Nite Time Décor Oakville landscape lighting. When you light up the trees, trespassers don’t have as much cover in which to hide.
Spotlights brushing up through the leaves of your trees will create gorgeous patterns and eradicate the issue of security. You can also create a moonlight effect in your trees with downlighting, which will further reduce dark gaps in your landscape lighting security. Don’t over light though – choose either downlighting or spotlighting, but not both.
Even if there are dark spaces on your commercial property, brightly illuminated walls will remove any safe entry points for trespassers, while contributing to your curb appeal. Downlight commercial outdoor lighting fixtures provide a beam large enough to cover vast portions of the wall, but do so in a way that elegantly illuminates your building. When customers pass the property, your building will softly glow in the night to impress their gaze.
Are you ready to enrich your commercial property with Nite Time Décor Oakville landscape lighting? Receive your free quote from Nite Time Décor Oakville today.