A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. Residential burglaries account for nearly 70 percent of all burglary offenses, and yet police solve less than 15 percent of the cases that get reported. Outdoor lighting is critical for home security, as it deters burglars, makes nighttime tasks around the home (finding keys, walking the dog, etc.) safer, and helps homeowners recognize and defend themselves from threats. For example, spotlights can be aimed up at the areas between second-story windows, and downlights can be used to cast down light on decks as well as first-floor doors and windows.