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Where Should I Put Outdoor Lights?

You peer out your back window one night only to realize that the backyard looks awfully dark. As a matter of fact, it’s basically pitch black. At this moment you realize you’re in need of some exterior lighting. As you begin doing some research online you find a few fixtures that catch your eye, but you have no idea where they should be installed or which areas of the yard even need to be lit up. You’ve come to the right place – we’ve got you covered and we’re going to shed some light!

Pathways: you’ll want to incorporate some lighting wherever anyone might be walking. Not only can a well-lit path be welcoming to your guests, it can also provide a sense of security and safety while walking at night. We recommend downlights to prevent glare.

Entryways: you have some options when it comes to entryways – you can put lights on either side of the door or overhead. Remember to consider the front, back and side doors.

Driveway: another place homeowners often place exterior lights is along the driveway or at least in the areas where the driveway meets the road.

Decks or Patios: let’s face it, you spend a lot of time in the yard during the warmer months of the year and what’s more inviting than a strategically-lit deck or patio. Cooking areas, railings and seating areas are the perfect places to have uplighting installed to create the perfect effect.

These are all great places to start, but they aren’t the only areas you can have lights installed in your yard. The expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric will help you decide on light size and placement to augment security, add architectural beauty to landscaping and home exterior, and call attention to special plantings or design. Call us today at (585) 766-4702.