With the harsh winter of 2014 finally starting to wind down, a lot of homeowners are beginning to compile a list of outdoor projects that they want to accomplish this year. One of those items on that To-Do List may be Landscape Lighting. For some, Landscape Lighting is nothing more than picking up some solar powered pathway lamps at the local hardware store to light sidewalks and walkways. For others, Landscape Lighting is about creating curb appeal and adding beauty to your home’s exterior. There are also practical reasons for adding exterior lighting too. Adding outdoor lights reduces the risk of injury from falling in the dark and can reduce your risk of having your home burglarized by 50%, according to industry statistics.
If you are thinking about adding Landscape Lighting, or upgrading what you have, you should give us a call. Installing outside lighting with electrical wiring exposed to the elements, should be handled by a professional, licensed electrician.
There are two primary types of exterior lights- halogen and LED. Halogen lights use conventional 120-volt electricity and incandescent bulbs. Halogen typically costs less then LED, but the bulbs use more energy and don’t last as long. LED (light-emitting-diode) bulbs operate off a low voltage transformer. Because they last longer and use less electricity, longer-term savings are realized more than with halogen.
Whether you are looking for the aesthetics that Landscape Lighting brings, or if you simply need to add lights for safety and security, the Iddings Electric team can help.