3 Ways to Use Outdoor Lighting Around Your Lafayette Home


Make the most of smart lighting to feel safer and have more fun outside this summer

Now that the weather has warmed up, it’s the perfect time of year to spend all day outside on the patio, fire up the grill in the evenings and go for a relaxing nighttime swim in the pool. But none of these activities are possible if your Lafayette, LA, home lacks outdoor lighting.

Outside lighting is a smart, fun and versatile addition to your landscape. When you pair it with home automation, you can control all your smart lighting using one app on your smartphone. Our partner Coastal Source has outdoor lights that meet all your needs. Keep reading to learn three ways to use smart lighting outside!


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Safety and Security

You can use smart lighting outside to boost your home’s security. Motion sensor-activated lights placed around your yard, garage and front and back doors are a good way to scare away burglars or suspicious persons who breach your home’s perimeter.

With home automation, you can integrate smart lighting with other security features in your house. For example, you can set the porch lights to turn on whenever someone tries to break the smart locks on your door or enters the wrong access code.

Automation also allows you to set schedules for your outdoor lighting and control it remotely using your smartphone. During your commute home in the evening, use your smartphone app to turn on the lights over your garage so that you can move safely from your car to the house in a well-lit area. Even easier, take a few minutes and schedule the garage and porch lights to automatically turn on every evening at 7 p.m., so you never have to worry about it being dark when you arrive home.


Late-Night Entertainment

Nothing kills the mood of a backyard party with music, drinks and laughter than impending darkness. But with smart backyard lighting, you and your loved ones can linger long into the night.

Coastal Source has all the products you need to light up your outdoor space. Evenly distributed bullet lights cast a warm glow throughout your backyard while path lights create well-lit routes through your landscape, so that you can enjoy a late-night stroll in the gardens. On your patio, unobtrusive LED nose lights mounted to the walls add soft, subtle lighting that’s inviting but not overpowering.

When you integrate smart lighting with home automation, you can program your outside lights to adjust automatically with the sun. That way, there’s no need to interrupt your evening festivities to turn on the lights when the sun goes down. 


Aesthetic Appeal

Outdoor lights add beauty and elegance to your home’s appearance. Coastal Source bullet and hanging tree lights create natural, beautiful uplighting or downlighting to showcase trees, shrubbery, pergolas or statues. Compact and powerful wash lights create a perfectly uniform light pattern to highlight architectural features along the side of your house. Landscape lighting can help draw guests’ attention to your home’s most beautiful features and increase curbside appeal for people driving by at night.   


Ready to get started? Electronics Professionals is here to help you with everything from outdoor lighting design, product selection, installation, automation and more. Call us at 337-268-9753 or fill out an online contact form. You can also talk to a representative using the live chat box on your screen!


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