Exterior lighting is important because it increases security measures,
safety, and beauty to your home. Knowing where to properly install these
lights and the types to use is crucial to success. However, there are
still homeowners who use low quality and inefficient lighting, which can
give your visitors the wrong first impression or become more expensive
as time passes.
The following are common mistakes to avoid when installing exterior lighting:
Neglect money-saving light fixtures. Specific fixtures and timers which can help save money are available.
The timers can essentially lower your monthly energy costs and provide
enhanced security when you’re away from home for a long period of time.
Failure to think about functionality. Identifying the focal points prior to installation and aim lights toward
that point. Often, people install lights that cause great inconvenience,
such as having lights in the driveway that directly shine on the driver’s eyes.
Install exterior lighting without proper planning. A plan will help a homeowner think about potential issues, such as costs,
the kind of lighting available, and the proper areas to install them.
Not having a plan can run the risk of being unsatisfied and spending even
Over-lighting. Not only can you annoy your fellow neighbors, but it can be expensive and
cause added pollution. Use dimmers to adjust the level of light. If you
want to add more security, consider investing in motion detectors.
Overlook environmental obstacles. This is often the case in areas with high concentrations of insects, who
are typically attracted to bright lights. However, there are lights designed
to ward off insects available on the market.
If you interested in installing exterior lighting around your home,
contact Lightning Bug Electric and speak with our Atlanta electrical contractor today.