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Spring Has Sprung: Start Thinking About Exterior Lighting!

Who doesn’t like relaxing out back on a warm summer night with friends and family? Even though there may still be snow on the ground in some spots, warmer spring and summer temperatures will be here before you know it. So it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor lighting needs now, before you get left outside in the dark!

Before you go searching for all sorts of different fixtures and design options, let’s focus on where you actually need outdoor lighting. While putting lights all over your front and backyard may sound like a good idea, you don’t want your home to be lit up like a stadium, right?

The Front Door

You’ll want to incorporate some lighting at the front door. After all, this serves as a focal point for your house and lighting is required to prevent people from tripping on the steps as they enter. Additionally, it lets anyone inside see who is at the door.

The Garage and Driveway

Sure, you’ve seen some of your neighbors with lighting up and down both sides of their driveway but what’s the purpose? In most cases, a few low-voltage spread lights will be enough to stake out the boundaries and allow you to pull your car in and out with no problems. A central light, or fixtures on either side of your garage door can also be beneficial when coming or going at night.

Decks and Patios

This is where the fun part comes in. There’s nothing better than relaxing in the backyard, maybe even with a fire going. Outdoor living areas definitely require lighting and these areas allow you to get a bit creative. Permanent, temporary and candles or torches can all be included to create the perfect night time ambiance.

Need some design inspiration? Lon Lockwood Electric specializes in exterior lighting and our expert electricians would love to help out with your project. Give us a call today at (585) 766-4702 to discuss some options today!