Electrical Tips, Longwood Electrician

Accent & Security Lighting

All Longwood homes have your basic exterior entry lighting that is sufficient for the purpose of lighting the front door area. With the relatively low cost of the fixtures and the wide array of designs, having a fixture that provides accent to the house adds to the home’s curb appeal and overall eye-value. Accent lighting enables you to highlight features on the house and highlight low landscaping and tall trees with illumination. Long sidewalks and driveways can also benefit from pathway lighting. These fixtures are available in high voltage, low voltage, and also solar-powered. The industry now offers a wider selection of styles and much better quality fixtures at much more affordable pricing. Now, there are even do-it-yourself kits for the home handyman.

Security lighting for area illumination is a good crime deterrent and can also add accent to your property and home. Lamp posts, in the front and back yard, and matching lantern lighting on the side of the house is just one example of what you can do to provide accent security combined with area lighting. These lanterns and lamp posts can be connected together on a photo cell, where they will come on at dusk and turn of again at dawn. The compact fluorescent bulbs that are available for these lighting fixtures can make it very inexpensive in terms of your electric bill.

Motion sensor lighting fixtures add an even higher level of security because they only activate and illuminate when something passes in front of them, which gives the element of surprise to a trespasser and draws attention to them. The newest and most exciting addition to the lighting market are the motion activated flood lights that swivel 180 degrees and follow the movement of a person. These are equipped with a chip that provides a digital recording of the movement when it is activated and can by downloaded to your computer for later viewing. Many of these are even available with an audible alarm warning.

Protecting and accenting your home with lighting is a cost-effective and simply way to offer more safety and security while highlighting your unique Longwood home. When you are ready to upgrade your exterior lighting, make sure you contact a Longwood electrician and find out the necessary specifications, cost factors, and all of your fixture options.

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