The saying goes that good fences make good neighbors, but sometimes the best way to keep the peace in your neighborhood is to use a little common sense and politeness. This is certainly the case when it comes to outdoor lighting fixtures.
Whether it's lighting for security purposes or simply a decorative touch, there's the possibility that some of your exterior lighting fixtures could be bothersome to neighbors, especially if they happen to shine into their homes and disrupt their sleep.
With that in mind, it pays to put some extra time and effort into your outdoor lighting design.
Cut Back on Potential Light Pollution
One way to reduce the chance of a problem right from the get-go is to invest in shielded fixtures that will help to cut down on glare.
Another factor to consider is the color temperature of the bulbs you use. LED light bulbs allow you to chose between "warmer" and "cooler" color temperatures that will impact how bright the light is.
If you plan on installing new lighting fixtures outside your home, it may be worth it to talk with your neighbors in advance to ensure there won't be any issues. Happy neighbors make a happy home, after all.