Tips On Choosing Outdoor Lighting

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Outdoor Lighting in HoustonOutdoor lighting is probably one of the important things that every Houston homeowner should consider. Although many think of outdoor lighting as an aesthetic upgrade, it does play other roles in home security and safety. Plus, it makes your yard more enjoyable after dark.

When thinking about the different options in outdoor lighting, keep some of the following things in mind. If you need help choosing the right lights for the patio or exterior areas of your Houston home, call Electric City, your electrical service team. We would be glad to help.

Lighting For The Front Patio

A lighted front porch is a deterrent to thieves and other criminals. Remember that the patio should be well lit so that you can see who is at the front door when someone comes calling. Consider asking the electrician to install motion-sensor lights by the driveway and a bright front door light to illuminate the patio. Some recessed lights under the roof of a long stretch of patio can help too.

Lights For Walkway Safety

Do visitors have enough light to see well when they come to your home? A series of low-voltage walkway lights are a necessary part of any outdoor lighting scheme. They not only add interest to the property, they help people to cross your yard safely.

Don’t Forget The Back Patio Lights

Nobody likes to sit on the patio in the dark without any visible light to see by. Backyards are usually pretty dark, so install patio lights on the back porch. Now you can enjoy your patio no matter how late it is at night. Plus, you’ll be able to see snakes and other critters if they try to make their way toward you.

Other Areas For Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting doesn’t just get confined to the front porch. More often than not, homeowners maximize the light by placing it in strategic places of their property. There are generally very few lights installed when a home is built, so they often need to be added.

The lights should be placed strategically to provide maximum illumination using the least amount of bulbs. At the same time, there are currently varying designs for outdoor lighting that homeowners may choose from.

  • Spotlights
  • Motion-sensor lights
  • Dusk-to-dawn lights
  • Pole lights & lanterns
  • Walkway lights
  • Recessed lights
  • Up-lights & down-lights
  • Porch lights
  • Curb lights

If you have questions or need help choosing Outdoor Lighting, our team at Electric City is here to help. Call 832-724-1781 or complete our online request form.