Spring means warmer weather and the chance to get back outside after hibernating indoors over Winter. It’s not quite Spring yet but before the weather warms up, it’s a good idea to take care of any maintenance issues in your outdoor areas – particularly your outdoor lighting. Melbourne homeowners might even want to think about redoing their outdoor lighting completely, to make then more energy efficient, and more attractive.
Whether you’re installing a new system of outdoor lighting, or just thinking about new outdoor lighting ideas, there are a few things you might like to take into consideration:
What kind of outdoor lights are best?
There are a number of different types of outdoor lighting to choose from, including LED outdoor lighting and outdoor solar lighting, as well as more standard forms of lighting. The best choice for you will depend on the frequency of use, where the lights will be positioned, and how much direct sunlight those areas get.
LED outdoor lighting is generally considered to be a great energy efficient option, and are very reliable. Outdoor solar lighting can be a good solution, as long as they are positioned in areas that get enough direct sunlight to charge them up. Motion sensitive lights can be great security features, and they are also an energy efficient lighting option, as they turn off automatically after a set period of time.
If you aren’t sure, your outdoor lighting, Melbourne area technician can advise you on which outdoor lights are suitable for your home and garden.
Safety considerations for outdoor lighting
To ensure there is no risk of fire, there are a few precautions we advise including:
- Never use indoor lights for outdoor use. Always make sure the lights you choose are designed for outdoor use.
- Regularly check electrical cords for signs of wear and tear.
- If you’re using mains power, make sure your outdoor lights are grounded.
- Have your outdoor lights regularly serviced by an electrician to ensure they are in good working order.
- Take care to position outdoor lights away from anything that might ignite.
- Keep power cords away from walkways, or anywhere else that they might cause a tripping hazard.
Installing outdoor lighting provides a number of benefits for any home, including improved security, appearance and increased safety – especially when it comes to areas like decks and gardens. They can also very a stylish addition to your garden design.
If you are considering installing outdoor lighting, Melbourne electrical services can help you with ideas, and safely install lights for you.
To find out more about our outdoor lighting design in Melbourne call us on 1800 981 993.