Some people find the idea of placing lights in the garden is seemingly unnecessary. The notion is that since you will not be using the garden every night of every day, it will be most practical to have them installed only if you really need them. But sometimes it bears more logic to imagine that it would be a lot more inconvenient and not to mention time-constricting to install lights in the garden when you would finally need one.
One of the leading advantages of placing garden lighting is the added security. It is very advantageous to be able to see what goes on around the yard at the wee hours of the morning. It is not every day that burglars come prowling on your yard and if they do, there is a high chance that you might be able to see them and be able to preempt their initial intent of breaking and entering. This is primarily why dark streets and corners are haven for robbers and ill-intent persons because they are not seen.
If you only rely on your lamp post or the light from inside your house to illuminate your garden, it might be long before your house becomes the object of interest of trespassers.
So before you wait for something bad to happen, make a move now and purchase garden lights. They will not only be very great at creating drama and special lighting effect to enhance the theme and natural beauty of your garden they will also protect your house in an indirect way.
Before you get closer to the idea of making your garden lights a security lighting as well, the best kinds of garden lights and security lights set-up are those with motion sensors so the lights can detect any disturbance or movement that may be happening in your garden.