A Guide To Deck & Patio Lighting

     

Ready to throw a party in your yard this summer? Your deck or patio lighting sets the entire mood for your outdoor living area. Because this space is such an important part of your life and home, choosing the appropriate lighting there is just as important as anywhere else. Here are a few tips for choosing the best outdoor lighting:

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The Importance of Outdoor Lighting

Beyond style or décor, outdoor lighting serves a very important purpose - it makes your home a much safer place. That is why taking some time to choose outdoor lighting wisely is important.

A well lit home is less likely to be broken into, and it makes navigating at night a breeze for guests and family members.

The Big Picture

Understanding how your outdoor space is most often used will be the best indicator as to what type of outdoor lighting you need.

Is your space primarily used as a play area for your kids during the day?

Perhaps you only need outdoor lighting that provides security at night since no one is outside much at night.

Do you do a lot of evening entertaining? If this is the case, then you will want to install attractive lighting that lights up your living space, making it safer and more inviting to your guests.

These are key questions to ask yourself. It is also important to think about how your outdoor lighting can tie in with your own personal style.

Style & Decor

Last of all you will want to consider your own flair. Outdoor lighting is a great way to extend your living space to the outdoors.

Lighting can reflect a whimsical taste, rustic decor, and even an industrial chic look if you like. Shop around to see what is available for your taste and budget.

Need help deciding on bulbs or fixtures? That’s where we come in! Give the experts at GEN3 Electric a call today!

About The Author

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.