Are you looking for a way to brighten up your yard? Outdoor lighting adds a certain ambience to your yard and makes it possible for you to enjoy your landscaping throughout the night. Depending on which lights you choose, your yard can turn from simply ordinary into a beautiful outdoor sanctuary. Here are 3 outdoor lighting tips for Visalia, CA:
Plan It Out
Outdoor lighting can make your yard more attractive and beautiful and add security. But before you go out and buy the first set of outdoor lights you see, it’s important to sketch a plan. Identify areas you want to light. If you have a path that you want to accent or a bench that you’d like lit, this is the time to decide. Making a sketch will help you picture the end result.
How Much Do You Want To Spend?
Now is the time to decide, is this going to be an expensive project or an inexpensive (and still beautiful) project? This will come down to what type of lights you want and whether they will need to be installed by professionals.
Choose Your Lights
If you’re looking for a more robust light setup then you may want to spring for the 120-volt option. These lights will need to be professionally installed. Their cords will need to be buried 18 inches deep and protected by a conduit to protect them from water.
There are plenty of options for smart bulbs that can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet. From Philips Hue to Lifx, the options are endless for smart outdoor lighting. Smart lights can also be built into outdoor structures and steps to accentuate your patio and keep your guests from tripping. You can also string lights from trees to a unique look to your yard.
Some of these options will require professionals to install, especially with the higher voltage lights. If you’ve chosen a more DIY friendly option, it still may be tricky to adjust them. It’s important to make sure the lights don’t cause a glare against your windows or point into the streets.
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