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Outdoor Lights and Your Garage: How to Successfully Light Up This Space

A&E Electrical Services (21)When many people think of outdoor lights, illuminating their backyard patio or the path leading up to their front door is what comes to their mind. However, garage outdoor lights can have a large impact on the decorative appeal of your home. With these key lighting tips, you’ll be able to get the most out of your home’s exterior appearance in an eco-friendly manner.

  • Be Size-Wise– The fixtures you use for your garage outdoor lights shouldn’t be too big or too small. A general guideline to follow is to select fixtures that are about one quarter of the height of the garage door opening when installed on either side of the garage.
  • Consider Quantity and Placement– For a single-car garage, one lighting fixture should be sufficient to illuminate this space. However, if you have a two-car garage, fixtures installed on either side of the doors and one in the middle will look best. Before you install lighting around your garage, make sure you take into account how many fixtures are necessary and where they will go.
  • Go for Energy Efficiency– If you have the choice, opt for LED or CFL garage light fixtures. Both of these lighting types can help you save on your electric bills and maintenance costs.
  • Keep Things under Control– When you install new outdoor lighting fixtures, always include automated controls. For instance, motion and heat-sensing controls can provide extra security, while automated timer systems can provide energy-efficient illumination.

As always, if you have any questions about garage lighting, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at A&E Electrical Services LLC.

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