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Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting for the Dark Days of Winter
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 7. And while the whole “fall back” thing brings a welcome extra hour of sleep Sunday morning, the return to Standard Time means it will get dark earlier – often before the time most of us are off work. If you’re tired of the gloom that comes with darker days in November, now’s the time to think about upgrading your outdoor lighting.
By upgrading your outdoor lighting, you can enhance the look of your property and brighten your mood at the same time. Installing new outdoor lights can be part of a larger project such as a patio installation, or a complete overhaul of your existing outdoor lighting.
Here at Woodfield, we recommend low voltage LED lighting because it’s energy-efficient, so it saves you money and helps the planet at the same time. Plus, LED bulbs last a really long time. They’re ideal for both residential and commercial applications, especially in hard-to-reach places.
Turn Your Outdoor Lighting Ideas Into Reality
Google “outdoor lighting ideas” and you’re going to come across some beautiful images. You may already have a good idea of what you want, but looking at fixtures and consulting with an outdoor lighting design specialist like the team here at Woodfield can help you solidify your plan.
The placement of your outdoor lights depends on what you want them to do – light up walkways and steps to prevent tripping in the dark? Scare away intruders? Beautify your patio and outdoor kitchen at nighttime? Enhance your landscape features? All of those? A good outdoor lighting design will take all of those options into consideration.
Once you’ve decided what areas and features you want to light up, then you have to decide on the outdoor light fixtures and bulb shapes themselves. You want to select features that complement the style of your home and outdoor living spaces. You can add drama and elegance to any area while providing a safe and well-lit space.
Some of the most popular outdoor light fixtures include:
- Solar lights
- String lights
- Motion sensor lights
- Outdoor pendant lighting
- Outdoor pole lights
- Recessed lighting
- Chandeliers for outdoor dining rooms
- Outdoor sconce lighting
- Landscape lighting
- And more
While hanging some string lights is easy for any homeowner, installing electrical fixtures as well as landscape lighting is best left to the professionals. If you’re just installing one or two lights, an electrician will do. But if you have a large outdoor living space and you want a comprehensive and beautiful outdoor lighting design, consult with professionals. You’ll be glad you did.
Tips for Choosing the Right Outdoor Kitchen Lighting
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Outdoor lighting, including landscape lighting, can really enhance the look of your home and property, year-round. But the extra light is especially welcome from November through February when the days are shorter. If you’d like to upgrade your outdoor lighting, we can help.
Just fill out the contact form or call us at 443-229-6500 during regular business hours. We help Maryland homeowners light up the night in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County.