Lighting is an essential part of your home's security. Outdoor security lighting discourages intruders and increases your sense of safety. Outdoor security and flood lights help illuminate large spaces. When choosing these lights, consider where they point, and if they leave dark spots or vulnerabilities. Be sure not to point your lights into neighbor windows! Be sure to consider lighting for pathways, entryways, the backyard and the front of your house. Mix functional flood lights and motion-detecting lights with ornamental lights to create an effective lighting plan that is both safe and beautiful.