It seems hard to believe that we’re already in the middle of December and soon we’ll be counting down the seconds until the calendar flips to January 2018. That also means it’s the season for new year’s resolutions, and if you’re like many homeowners you might be making one of your goals to invest in your home and improve it. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be immensely difficult: improving the lighting fixtures in your home can do wonders when it comes to both increasing your home’s appeal and even saving you money on energy. Let’s take a look at three popular upgrades you should consider making to start fresh this January.
LED lighting technology is arguably the brightest investment you could make in your home right now (pun definitely intended). The technology has plunged significantly in cost, meaning LED blubs now cost only slightly more than a regular incandescent bulb, but use a small fraction of the energy. In addition, they can have lifespans of as much as 50,000 hours or more, meaning you won’t have to replace them or worry about burnouts nearly as often as you would with a traditional bulb. Replacing your most-used lights with LED technology is a small investment that could save you hundreds on your utility bills over the course of the year, making this decision a no-brainer.
Recessed lighting is also an extremely popular home upgrade. Recessed technology allows you to hide lights up in the ceiling, eliminating bulky fixtures that make a room feel cramped and cluttered. When installed properly, these fixtures can also add even more brightness to your room, allowing you to see better thanks to better-positioned and more effective lighting. Combined with LED bulb technology, you could see a brighter and more-efficient room that’s both eye-catching and enjoyable. A Marietta electrician can help install these lamps effectively and make sure to minimize factors like heat loss that often accompany recessed lighting fixtures.
Outdoor Lighting Improvements
Want to spend more time outside in your yard this year? Why not make it into a space that you can utilize even when the sun goes down. Line planters with solar-powered lamps to give your outdoors space a serene, peaceful glow during night hours, all for a low cost. Also in the low-cost category, investing in an outdoor lighting fixture, such as string lights or spotlights allow you to use your outdoor space during all hours of the day. These weather-resistant fixtures are designed to last through all sorts of weather, including the heaviest of rains, for many years to come, and are predictably one of the most enjoyed upgrades you can get.Need help installing an electrical upgrade? Call Lightning Bug Electric today at (404) 471-3847 and request a service appointment!