Trends are everywhere as we move into the warmer months, and outdoor lighting is no exception! If you’ve been concerned about your home’s security, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade to your home’s landscape that’s not only safe but beautiful, courtesy of Staley Electric.
Improve Energy-Efficiency and Increase Ambience
Everyone’s been going “green” for quite a while now, so it’s no surprise that the latest advancements in outdoor lighting provide more LED options than ever before. Not only do most homeowners now prefer the cooler tones produced by LED lighting, they last far longer than traditional incandescent lighting. Research has shown that, in a residential setting, LED lighting lasts up to 25 times longer and uses 75% less energy. And you’re not limited by design or function, either; LED options are now available for landscape lighting, spotlights, accent lighting, and more.
It’s All In The Timing
Lighting that operates on a timer is not only convenient, but it also can save on energy costs. If you’d rather not concern yourself with manual operation, timed lighting is a homeowner’s dream come true when it comes to your home’s exterior. Motion-activated lighting is also a time-tested method of adding security to your home. If any unwanted guests visit your property, whether of the human or wildlife variety, they’ll instantly be encouraged to leave the premises.
Options That Illuminate… And Entertain
If you frequently enjoy outdoor entertaining during the warmer months, consider outdoor lighting that brightens your seating areas far into the evening! Of course, you’ll want to light up your porch or patio, but also consider adding lighting options throughout green spaces, around fountains, directed toward fire pits or fireplaces, or any other areas in which you plan to entertain guests that make them feel cozier and more secure.
Be Safer & More Secure
Not only should your outdoor lighting be beautiful, it also serves a very important function – increasing overall safety and home security. Consider options for walkways, driveways, garages, and your backyard. Not only will outdoor lighting deter potential criminals, it also helps prevent falls and accidents. Recommendations for areas where outdoor lighting may not currently exist on your property include outdoor stairs and dark corners surrounding your home’s exterior. Landscaping areas and plant beds should also be enhanced with lights that are directed toward your home for additional security.
Staley Electric loves working with homeowners to design a creative, functional, and energy-efficient outdoor lighting plan for homes throughout Arkansas! If you’re looking for electricians to handle old home electric repair, switch repair, or any other electrical solutions, call Staley Electric at (501) 565-3006 or visit our website to learn more!