There are many functions for the lighting on the exterior of your home. Not only can it add beauty and functionality to your outdoor space, but there is a certain level of security that is attained with the right outdoor lighting solutions. If it seems like your outdoor lighting could use a little improvement, Simon Electric is here to share some tips to help you enhance and improve your current outdoor lighting solutions.
Important Considerations for Exterior Landscape Lighting
As you make plans for your outdoor lighting, there are a few things that you may want to consider during the planning phase. Here are some of our professional suggestions.
- Use a Variety of Types of Lighting: There are more than one type of lighting used in all settings: ambient, task and accent. These three lighting solutions are important to use on the interior as well as the exterior of your home. Ambient lighting is used to create general light. This sets the mood for the space and illuminates the area. Task and accent lighting contribute to ambient lighting to provide enough light to accomplish different things as well as contribute to the style and décor of the space.
- Control Outdoor Light: There are several controls that can be installed to help you decide when and how much lighting your outdoor space will get. Controls like dimmers, timers and motion sensors can help you save money on your energy bill and give you the ability to decide when and how much light is on in your outdoor space.
- Always Use Weather Resistant Lighting Fixtures & Materials: It is important that when outdoor lighting is installed on your home, that the right materials are used. All materials and fixtures should be weather resistant and made with enough durability to handle the elements. This will keep your outdoor lighting system running efficiently and will extend the life of the lighting elements.
- Properly Illuminate the Space: When you are choosing fixtures for the exterior of your home, it is important to choose ones that are large enough to properly illuminate the space. When you are in the store, fixtures often look larger than they will when they are installed on the exterior of your home. If you are doubting whether or not you have chosen outdoor light fixtures that are large enough, choose the larger size. You won’t regret it.
Upgraded Outdoor Lighting in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter & Boca Raton & Palm Beach County Florida
One of the many benefits of living in Florida is the fact that you can enjoy your outdoor space all year long. It is near impossible to enjoy any outdoor space when it doesn’t have smart outdoor lighting solutions. If your outdoor lighting solutions could use some improvement and upgrades, you can count on Simon Electric to ensure your outdoor space is ready to enjoy and ready for entertaining. When you aren’t sure where to start, our lighting design team can help you choose the right types of lighting and fixtures that will help you achieve your outdoor lighting needs. Call us today!