Outside our house, we have one ceiling light for the front porch, and one mounted lantern on the garage. I don't think this is adequate lighting, so I'd like to install a lantern or light pole.
I'm thinking that a good place would be on the lawn, closer to the street but before the sidewalk. It would be closer to the edge of the driveway.
This would light up the front of the home and the driveway, providing more security. I think we can install the pole into the ground like we'd install a mailbox, but how do we get power to it so it lights up? I'm sure there's some way to integrate it with the current front lights, so when we turn on the switch, the pole goes on as well. However, I'm not familiar with such electrical work.
Please advise any tips about this, or if you have any other lighting ideas to improve security while not looking tacky.