Well-planned exterior lighting has the power to enhance the aesthetics and beauty of your home. To get the most out of your exterior lighting plan, avoid these common mistakes.
- Overdoing It – Like many things in life, exterior lighting is best in moderation. If you take things too far, you may run the risk of casting a glare into your visitors’ eyes, impairing nighttime visibility, or creating unnecessary light pollution in your yard. Try to highlight the focal features of your yard without illuminating every single plant or bush that lines your landscape.
- Skimping on Automation – Using automated controls will ensure you never forget to turn on the lights when the sun sets. Plus, putting timers on your lights increases the security of your home when you’re out of town for the week or away for the evening.
- Purchasing Low-Quality Fixtures – Once you finish your exterior lighting project, you probably don’t want to go through the process again next year and the year after that. Be sure to purchase high-quality lighting fixtures and work with us to ensure that everything is working and installed properly.
- Going without LED – Softer lighting options, dimmable features, and lower long-term costs are just a few reasons why LED lights should be your top choice. LED lights are also an ideal outdoor lighting solution because they do not contain a filament, making them better able to withstand harsh weather conditions.
The most important mistake to avoid is not hiring an electrician you can trust to install your new lighting. If you have plans to illuminate your front or backyard, give us a call.