Your home may already be equipped with an outdoor light or two. But maybe it doesn’t feel quite safe enough. If you want to feel a little safer in your home when you turn off the lights, choosing outdoor security lighting that’s operated with motion sensors may help. The right outdoor security lighting system can truly make a difference when it comes to the safety of you, your home and your family. If you’re interested in a security lighting plan for your home, you’re in the right place. Gervais Electric—based in Franklin, TN—serves all of the Middle Tennessee area with high quality electrical products and services. We’d like to take a few moments to share some benefits of outdoor security lighting, installation process, energy efficiency options, and how you can get started with an installation for your home right away.
Benefits of Outdoor Security Lighting
Crime Deterrent – When it comes down to it, security lighting goes a long way in deterring criminals. When would-be criminals see a home that’s fully lit in the front, they do not want to enter the property for fear of being seen, caught and arrested. A well-lit home is a sure-fire, first line of defense against home invasion. Compared to a home alarm system, outdoor security lighting is the most affordable and effective forms of crime deterrent you can buy!
Added safety – It’s difficult to walk around safely in the dark. No matter how well you may think you know your yard, there is still potential that you or a guest could trip at night if you don’t have proper lighting. Or, maybe you forgot to turn on the porch light when you left the house. if you’ve ever had to fumble around on your front porch looking for the right place to put the key, call Gervais Electric!
Convenience – If you enjoy spending time outdoors, security lighting can help provide a better way to do so by giving you a great new way to enjoy your yard. These days, the right kind of lighting not only looks nice, but offers the added benefit of a well-lit yard. When the weather is nice, nothing beats being outdoors even once the sun has set!
Energy Efficiency of Today’s Security Lights
Products that are available on the market today don’t use a lot of energy. Unlike the halogen bulbs of the past that used 200 or 250 watts of power, the new energy efficient, low voltage, LED lighting options use anywhere from 25 to 35 watts. Properly placed lights like this will provide plenty of light and save you on energy costs. Options available for these outdoor security lights also include motion sensor or dusk-to-dawn settings that allow more control over usage and security.
Why Hiring a Professional for Installation is Key
When you’re ready to install outdoor security lighting, it’s essential to make sure the installation is performed by a licensed professional. There are several reasons why this is important. First, you want to make sure the lighting is powered correctly so that each fixture operates as it should without overloading the circuitry. Secondly, it’s important for safety purposes that all the lighting is installed in positions that offer the most coverage with the least number of fixtures. Your home may only need two or three fixtures to illuminate your entire front yard, but the professionals here at Gervais Electric will know for sure. Third, choosing the right product for your security lighting can be a daunting task. We have the experience you can count on to make sure you’re getting exactly what fits your needs.
Offering a high standard of satisfaction to all our clients, big of small, we take pride in delivering results that are always in compliance with the best practices, codes and standards in our industry. The results-oriented work we provide is dependent on our team of experts—a well-oiled machine—ensuring expedient services that will solve your problem and complete your project without risking safety of your home, your family, or your work environment.
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