Commercial Landscape Lighting: Enhancing Safety & Aesthetics

Managing commercial properties can be quite challenging. Often, the daily demands of your schedule, from legal compliance to maintenance and repair, can leave little time to plan. You may find yourself only improving your property after emergency repairs but neglecting relatively simple renovations that can significantly improve your property’s value, foot traffic, and security. Whether you operate a business on a property you own or rent your buildings to tenants, commercial landscape lighting is one of the best investments you can make.

What Is Commercial Landscape Lighting?

Commercial landscape lighting involves installing light fixtures on and around commercial buildings to illuminate them. Light fixtures can include LED lighting or solar options and come in various sizes and wattages. They can also be broadly grouped into five categories:

  • Accent Lighting: Accent lighting is installed in specific areas to draw attention to certain property features. 
  • Decorative Lighting: You may want your business to offer a festive atmosphere year-round or choose to use decorative lighting seasonally during the holidays.
  • Floodlighting: Floodlighting offers substantial illumination to broad areas of your property, such as your parking lot.
  • Path Lighting: Path lighting is installed to ensure visitors have maximum visibility along narrow or uneven paths on and around your property. 
  • Security Lighting: Security lighting is designed and installed to keep property secure, often found at common access points and frequently motion-activated or on a timer.

3 Benefits of Commercial Landscape Lighting

While commercial lighting may not seem like a priority improvement, even small lighting additions can have a substantial impact. 

Attracts More Customers

When installed properly, lighting can significantly increase traffic to your business by drawing more attention from drivers and pedestrians alike. Not only can lighting help a building stand out more to prospective customers, but it can also help it stand out more to prospective buyers and tenants.

Adds to Your Curb Appeal

A well-lit building may stand out more than its neighbors and enhance its attractiveness. Enhancing your property’s curb appeal can significantly increase its market value, which is great news if you intend to sell your building one day. Great lighting can also help you convince potential tenants that your building can attract the foot traffic they need to make their business profitable.

Ensures Safety

Commercial landscape lighting also has several practical benefits. By enhancing visibility, you make your property safer. Appropriate lighting can help customers avoid slipping and falling on your property and help you avoid costly legal fees. Further, without appropriate lighting, your property may become a target for criminals whose efforts to break into your building may be hidden in the shadows. The right security lighting can deter criminals from trying to burglarize or vandalize your property while helping keep your employees, customers, and tenants safe as well.

Adding Commercial Landscape Lighting to Your Property

Effective commercial landscape lighting is not as simple as going to a hardware store and following a DIY video on YouTube. You need a lighting expert — someone with experience evaluating your unique property’s lighting, identifying your needs, and recommending lighting solutions appropriate for your business and community that will increase your property’s value.

Offering commercial property services across 48 states, Strategic Grounds Management can provide you with the lighting solutions you need. We’ll work with you to identify the best lighting options for your business or property and install them pronto. We can get you the lighting solutions you need and offer various other facility maintenance services that can help you keep your building clean, attractive, and well-maintained. Contact us today to get started.

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