When you are designing your home, the outdoor lighting is a huge part of what your home looks like on the exterior. If it has been several years since the outdoor lighting was designed and installed to the exterior of your home, then you might want to consider updating your outdoor lighting. Sullivan Electric Services is here to discuss why you might want to consider updating the outdoor lighting on your home.
Frequent Lighting Repairs
Just like with anything else, over time things start to breakdown. This is even more true with your outdoor lighting. The fixtures you have on the exterior of your home take a beating in extreme temperatures and severe weather. As the outdoor fixtures start to age, you will more than likely notice they will need repairs more often. The bulbs in your fixtures might start flickering, or not working all the time. If this happens, your fixtures have probably been damaged by water. This causes corrosion that damages the sockets. If you have bad sockets, you are better off replacing the fixture to a new, updated fixture. Over the past decade, fixtures have come a long way and are more watertight than they were in years’ past.
Update Home Design with Light Fixtures
If the fixtures on the outside of your home look dated, it can make your overall home look dated. By replacing older fixtures to newer designs, you can give your house a facelift. Outdoor lighting has come a long way. Did you know that one of the first outdoor lighting fixtures was designed from a mayonnaise jar? Fixtures are now aesthetically pleasing to look at and much more durable than they used to be. They can be a true design feature on your home. The right lighting can help your home feel more inviting to guests and even make a difference in the value of your home.
Updated Lighting Fixtures Are More Energy Efficient
If your outdoor lighting is older, it more than likely used incandescent bulbs, which are known to waste energy. Now with the use of improved LED lighting, you can plan on using a small amount of energy compared to incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs expel a large amount of energy by creating heat, while LED lighting is cool to the touch. Not only that, but LED lighting has a much longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs.
Outdoor Lighting Provides Extra Home Security
If your outdoor lighting is outdated, you may find that when you decide to update, it makes sense to add some lighting features in your landscaping design. Now with LED bulbs that don’t use as much energy, adding more may be the right choice without changing your electrical bill each month. With more lighting installed, you are adding another level of home security. If your home is well-lit, it will be less of a target for burglary.