Are you an apartment building owner? If so, you may want to consider the lighting needs of your rental property. There are several benefits to adding outdoor lighting.

Here are just a few reasons why you should get outdoor lighting for your apartment building:

  • Increased Security
    Outdoor lighting can provide a sense of security for the residents. By lighting up the perimeter of a property, it becomes more difficult for would-be criminals to hide in the shadows and go unnoticed. Outdoor lighting can also help to deter crime by making it easier for witnesses to identify suspects. In addition, well-lit areas are often less inviting to criminals than dark, secluded areas. 
  • Adds Safety
    Exterior lighting is vital for the safety of any building. Well-lit walkways, parking lots, and sidewalks make it easier for your tenants to see where they are going, reducing the risk of trips and falls. They help to illuminate dark areas, making it easier to see what’s around you.
  • Increases Curb Appeal
    Outdoor lighting can make your building look more inviting and welcoming. Adding subtle lighting to common areas can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make residents and visitors feel more at home. Well-designed lighting can highlight features you want to show off, such as landscaping or architectural details.
  • Deters Vandalism
    Vandalism is a serious problem that can cause extensive damage to property and be costly to repair. Outdoor lighting is an essential tool in deterring vandalism. Vandals are often drawn to dark, secluded areas where they can commit their crimes without being seen. Studies have shown that outdoor lighting effectively prevents crime and vandalism. By adding outdoor illumination, you make your apartment buildings less inviting to would-be vandals and increase the likelihood that they will be caught if they try to vandalize your property. In addition, outdoor lighting can also help deter crime by making it easier for witnesses to identify suspects. Well-lit areas make it easier for security cameras to capture clear images of potential criminals. 

Where to Start

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing outdoor lighting. First, you need to decide what type of lighting you would like. Many different types of lights are available, including solar, LED, and traditional incandescent bulbs. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. 

Second, you need to consider the placement of the lights. You’ll want to place them in areas where they will provide the most light without creating too much glare and being a nuisance to your tenants. 

We Want to Help With Lighting Your Apartment Building

If you are considering adding or upgrading the lighting of your apartment building, then you will want to call our professional lighting design team at Houston Lightscapes. We have years of experience working with property owners throughout the Houston area and will work with you to develop a design that will fit your needs and budget. Contact us for a free consultation by filling out our contact form or calling us at (713) 461-3600.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.