Landscape Lighting Tips & Ideas From The Wire Electric Pros
It could be said that there’s no better time to get something done than now. This is true for landscape lighting installation. Today’s options are phenomenal, and there’s no time like the present to add value to your home.
Landscape lighting can be customized to enhance the landscape as well as protect the home. Since most homes only have standard lights installed, you probably already need more illumination anyway.
Fortunately, there’s a lot that can be done with landscape lighting. With the right type and style, you can brighten and lighten your home’s exterior after dark. Imagine your beautiful swimming pool or garden even more beautiful with the addition of some mood lighting. Talk about romantic!
From standard porch lights to mood and party lighting to high-security home lighting, your options are wide open.
Professional Buffalo electricians, like ours at Wire Electric, offer landscape lighting installation. However, they can also give you great advice as to what types of lights to install.
For instance, if you don’t have many outdoor lights, it may be really easy to do an LED retrofit on the exterior. LED landscape lights are energy efficient. So, worrying about the energy bill won’t be a problem when you want to light up your landscape after dark so you can enjoy it and be more secure.
Installing Smart Landscape Lights
If you want some smart features in landscape lighting, there are technologies that can be installed to provide you with smart features. Dimming, easy on and off features, lighting zones, automation, remote control, wifi landscape lighting, and tie-ins to other smart home features are available.
Many professional electricians will keep up with modern technologies, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Plus, they’ll be able to tie them into your existing smart home features if you have them.
Mixing Up Your Landscape Lighting
The best landscape lighting design includes a variation of lighting types. From low lights to flood lights, there are so many options to choose from. As you choose your outdoor lights, remember that different illumination factors create depth. In other words, placing low lights along a pathway creates a soft glow that accents a spot light underneath a garden water fountain.
With the right mixture of outdoor lighting types, your landscape will be both secure and extremely enjoyable. Remember the LED lights we were talking about? Try some that change color automatically or with a remote control. The colors are beautiful and great for changing the look and mood of the outdoor setting where installed.