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        Your 2023 Backyard Makeover: How Installing Outdoor Lighting Will Help Elevate Your Space
        June 19, 2023

        Installing outdoor lighting in your space can help transform your atmosphere in many ways. From added relaxing summertime vibes to the ultimate home security, the proper lighting can turn your yard into the mini-vacation you never want to leave. 

        In 2023, we’re taking the lighting experience to the next level with smart technology to elevate your outdoor space. 

        Keep reading to learn how outdoor lighting can help you achieve just that.

        Why Installing Outdoor Lighting Matters 

        It’s essential to weave outdoor lighting into your space for many reasons, whether in a rural area or an urban city, to make your house feel more like home. 

        Set the mood for any occasion 

        Like the perfect playlist, fun outdoor lighting can help set the tone for any entertaining occasion. So whether you’re enjoying date night on the patio or are throwing a summer BBQ for sixty guests, the right lighting will help add to the ambiance of your event. 

        The Shelly Duo RGBW is the perfect bulb for your outdoor space. Use it to design a personalized color palette from the 16 million available colors to make for one wild night, or tone it down to white for more relaxing vibes. 

        Create tight home security  

        The possibility of trespassers and theft lies anywhere, no matter the neighborhood. Installing outdoor lighting can help keep your private paradise safe from unwanted visitors.

        The New York Scientific Research Crime Lab did a study in 2018 that concluded that homes with outdoor lighting were 7% less likely to be targeted by a crime involving an intruder. 

        Set your outdoor lighting to go on and off using a timer to create the illusion that someone is home or awake during the late hours of the night. Outdoor lighting also allows neighbors and passersby to spot any suspicious activity. 

        To get started, simply install any WiFi-operated lightbulb. Then, connect it to a smart relay such as the Shelly Plus 1UL. You can set your daily lighting schedule with this connection and do it easily with a quick click of a button from your smartphone. 

        Want to take your home automation one step further? Use your smartphone to manually switch the lights on and off – even when you’re far from home.

        Improve visibility on your schedule 

        Home security isn’t the only safety measure homeowners should consider when it comes to outdoor lighting. 

        Visibility is key to keeping you, your family, and visitors safe outdoors. In poorly lit areas, taking a spill can be so simple due to unseen curbs, steps, dips, etc. With proper outdoor lighting, you can ensure that everyone stays safe and fall-free. 

        The Shelly Duo GU10 is designed with smart technology to make your lighting a breeze so you can focus on enjoying the great outdoors. 

        These smart bulbs have many features to make the lives of homeowners that much easier, including: 

        Customizable schedules so you can optimize lighting based on your daily routine

        Wi-Fi connection so you can switch your lighting on and off right from your smartphone

        Adding this piece to your home automation roster will allow you to light the way, no matter the circumstance.

        Keep it well-lit as the sun sinks 

        Keeping your areas well-lit is crucial as the sun goes down and natural lighting becomes a minimum so you’re never left in the dark. 

        The Shelly Motion 2 is an ultra-concealed sensor that not only detects outside motion but can adjust the brightness of your outdoor lighting as the sun goes down. 

        This double dose of home security can be controlled from your smartphone, so you can see what’s going on outside your walls while cozying up on the couch!

        Bottom Line 

        You should add outdoor lighting to your backyard makeover list for various reasons this year. Whether you’re looking to elevate your entertainment experience or keep your home safe and secure, Shelly Home Automation offers a variety of options to help you achieve your goals. 

        If you’re ready to dive into your backyard makeover and want to inquire about outdoor lighting options with smart technology, send us an email at [email protected]

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