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What Kind of Exterior Lighting Should I Get For My Home?

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  • August 07, 2015

There is no feeling like seeing your home’s warm and welcoming lights after a long day at work or when you’re returning from a holiday. Outdoor lighting often takes a back seat to indoor lighting systems; however, they have an important function along with aesthetic appeal. An exterior lighting system can drastically improve the curb appeal and value of your home. This week, our blog will look at elements that enhance your home’s exterior lighting system from the size of fixtures to the importance of lighting at your front door.

The Front Door

The grand entrance to your home requires a grand lighting fixture! The lighting fixtures installed on the front door should be the largest and nicest one on the house. The size of the lighting fixture is dependent on the number of fixtures you are installing. If you want two lights then the size of the fixtures should be 1/4 the height of the door. If you’re looking at installing one light fixture the size should be 1/3 the height of the door.

Size of Exterior Lights

In general, bigger is better when it comes to outdoor lighting fixtures. Often showroom homes have installed smaller lights and new homeowners assume that the current exterior light fixtures are the proper size. There is also a misconception that bigger lighting fixtures can’t be energy efficient. We install exterior fixtures of all sizes that have energy saving fluorescent light bulbs.

Matching Styles

You want your outdoor lighting system to compliment the design of your house. For instance, if you have a modern-inlet, you want to have a modern lighting style that matches and not one that is meant for a Victorian style home. Choosing the right exterior lighting system can be overwhelming, but not to worry, we have a very knowledgeable team that can advise on which fixtures are most desirable for your home.

Maintenance

Your outdoor lighting system will age faster due to effects from sunlight and crazy Calgary weather. Keeping your exterior lighting fixtures clean and changing bulbs before the end of their lifecycle will ensure that they will continue to illuminate for a long time.

Increase the value of your home by having Fluorescent Man Lighting install a new exterior lighting system today! We will guide you from choosing the perfect lighting fixtures to scheduling annual maintenance. To find out how Fluorescent Man Lighting can change your home with a new outdoor lighting system contact us today in Calgary at 403-863-8529.


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