A bright driveway gives you a special feeling: when you drive near your own bright yard or garage, you will already feel at home. But driveway lighting can do much more than that: it can also improve the safety of parking. At night, it can provide enough light to illuminate the driveway so that we can park more safely.
Why is driveway lighting so important in parking lots?
In today’s society, most people drive home every day. Whether you are driving to a distant city for work, watching a movie at night or dating in a restaurant, whether you are going for a holiday or taking a weekend stroll in the city, it is inevitable to park your car in the yard or garage.
In summer, you usually set off to work or go home in the sun. But in other months of the year, it is more common fou you to drive to work and then return home in the dark. Even if something special happens on some nights, you may get home even later.
Of course, if you don’t put thought into the details of parking, there could be a huge potential risk. It can be very easy to overlook small stones, flower beds, walls, parts of exterior walls or garage entrance when there’s not enough light. As always, there are many things that need to be considered in your life. Having a bright parking environment is one of the things you should consider.
Which lights are effective in illuminating a driveway?
Solar lights is a good choice,Solar lights are wire-free and simple to install. There is no wiring to hide or bury and no high-level electrical knowledge to obtain or contractor to call. In terms of landscape lighting, the average homeowner can easily arrange lights however they want without having to worry about things like how to get a wire underneath their concrete driveway.
The following types of lights can be installed in the yard or garage entrance:
You can install outdoor spotlights on the higher walls to provide sufficient lighting for the entrance to the yard. These lights are practical but continuous lighting is not necessary, so it is recommended to use a motion detector so that they are only turned on when necessary.
Street lights can be installed around the yard or in the form of small bottom lights on the walls. They can also be installed on the ground at small intervals. Lighting near the ground is a good way to avoid nighttime glare.
- Solar Recessed Lights
Recessed lights in garage driveways or yards make it easier for people to find their way out, much like runway lights at airport. Drivers have a clear view of the building from the courtyard entrancec. It is worth noting that it is necessary to check whether the recessed lamps installed at intervals around the driving area can bear the weight of the daily passing vehicles for an extended period of time. These details can be found in the product details.
The Solar wall lights not only look very stylish, but also provide an impressive light to illuminate the building’s exterior wall. This makes them clearly visible in the dark. Wall lights can be installed on the left and right sides of the garage entrance to highlight the size of the entrance, thereby reducing the risk of collision.
Why is motion detector suitable for driveway lighting?
A motion detector is an electrical device that utilizes a sensor to detect nearby motion. The motion detector ensures that the lights in the lane can be turned on automatically when needed. This means that when a vehicle or a person approaches, the infrared sensor can be reflected in time by the changing heat source in the grid.
Whether you’re looking to illuminate your driveway or swimming pool, motion sensor lighting is a must when it comes to security and safety on your property at night. Motion detectors work best in areas where continuous illumination is not required. The use of motion detector greatly reduces the power cost and saves light sources.
Motion detectors also help control the output and distribution of light. The advantages can be demonstrated when there is no need to place a permanently burning floodlight at the entrance to the courtyard. Interesting garden lights and wall lights can do a great job of lighting a patio. Turning off unnecessary light will focus people’s attention on what you really want to show. For example, in a newly planted flower bed.
Many Solar outdoor lights nowadays have built-in motion detectors or accessories with motion detector function.
Which lights can save energy and costs of lighting?
The lighting of the driveway is very practical, which is why we use motion detectors so frequently. The most energy-efficient method is to combine LED lights with motion detectors. Of course, replaceable lights can also be replaced with LED. You only need to install an LED lamp compatible with the lamp holder.
If motion detectors have ensured a certain degree of power and light saving, LEDs can do the same. LED has long service life, low power consumption and excellent lighting performance. These advantages are incomparable to any other light source. In addition, the LED lights can reach 100% brightness immediately after being turned on, which makes it very suitable for use with motion detectors.