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Innovative Outdoor Lighting Expands Living Space and Enhances Safety

Many families have noticed things around their homes that they would like to change while spending more time at home than usual during the pandemic. And that’s exactly what happened when Ian and Ilene Salditch moved from their apartment in New York City back into their more remote Maryland home. Away from the city lights, the exterior of the Salditches’ Maryland home got very dark at night, creating both safety concerns as well as making it difficult to enjoy their beautifully landscaped outdoor space after dusk.

Once the Salditches realized they would likely stay in Maryland for many more years, they decided to invest in an outdoor lighting system to effectively expand their living, space no matter the time of day. “I forgot how much we loved this house,” said Ian, “We were actually ready to move for good before we considered these upgrades.”

When the Salditch family built their custom home over 20 years ago, Brothers’ lead electrician Doug Parker happened to be the original electrician on the project. Valuing Doug’s knowledge of the property, they sought him out for the new project. Having trust in him, they immediately chose to work with Brothers. Collaborating with Crampton Lighting Design, the electrical team at Brothers came up with a plan to turn the home’s dark exterior into an inviting living space even after the sun went down.

Brothers’ electrician, Jeff Rush, installed over 75 new outdoor light fixtures. With safety in mind, our electrical team installed bollards that highlighted the parking area, path lights marking walkways around the property, and moonlights up to 30 feet high in the trees to light the quarter-mile-long driveway. “It feels very natural, so it appears like moonlight as opposed to posts that are more intrusive,” Ian noted.