Make a good first impression with outdoor lighting improvements. The first thing a guest or potential buyer sees of your home is the exterior. Exterior light fixtures can really improve the first impression by highlighting the best parts of your home. Lights can make things safer by illuminating walkways and deterring unwanted visitors, such as wildlife or burglars. Floodlights make navigating walkways easier and give your home a more inviting feel. Electrical upgrades can definitely increase the appeal of your home. If you are trying to decide what type of lighting to get for your home’s exterior, consider the following:
- a unit of measure, which tells how bright a bulb will be. 100 lumens would be sufficient for a sidewalk leading up to your doorway, while you’ll want to go with something stronger, such as 1000 lumens for bright security lighting.
- Motion Sensor
- in order to boost security and save energy, you could consider installing motion sensor lighting outdoors. The light has a motion sensor attached so it only turns on if something moves outside. This way, you aren’t wasting electricity lighting areas all the time. The motion sensor can also help to scare away pests, such as deer. The sensors range can go from 10 to 60 feet, so when choosing a motion sensor light, consider the size of the space. If you live on a street with a lot of foot traffic on the sidewalk, you might not want a motion sensor that goes off every time someone walks by. If your sidewalk is 20 feet from your home, install a 10 foot motion sensor so the light will only turn on if someone is actually approaching your home. Electrical installations of motion sensor lights are a smart choice.
- Solar-powered technology is becoming more and more popular every day. It saves you money on your energy bill and is good for the environment. Solar-powered lighting becomes more affordable every day. Some types of solar-powered lights run completely on solar power, or some have a small battery that powers the solar cell. These are great options for exterior lighting.
- LED lights
- whether you are using lights indoors or outside, consider using LED lightbulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. Over 90% of the energy used by incandescent bulbs is converted to heat, not light. Not only does this waste energy on your electricity bill, but it also causes your cooling system to work harder indoors.
Choosing smart electrical upgrades in lighting both indoor and outdoor can make your home stand out. Whether you are just welcoming guests or if you are trying to sell your home, the first impression comes when they pull up in front of your house. By installing lights that accent the best features of the exterior, you make the space safer and more welcoming. Options that use less energy, such as solar-powered lighting, or LED lightbulbs, can save you money on your energy bill, and they are good for the environment. The curb appeal of a home may look great during the day, but all that beauty can also be seen at night, if you install the proper types of exterior lights. Thinking about where you want an electrical installation might seem overwhelming. At Asbury Electric we have a lot of experience. We are more than happy to help you choose the location and type of lighting that would work best for your home. Give us a call today to improve your curb appeal and help your home run more efficiently!
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