Many homeowners wait until their light fixtures are completely broken before replacing them. However, this isn’t always the best idea. While you may not need to update your lighting very often, there are a few times when it may be necessary. Here are some recommendations on when to update your exterior lighting.
It’s Been a Few Years Since Your Initial Installation
If your exterior lights are more than a few years old, it’s probably time for an update. With the ever-changing weather conditions, exposure to sunlight and humidity can cause wear and tear, which makes it important to replace or upgrade your outdoor lights. Consider replacing any fixtures damaged by extreme temperatures.
Even if your exterior lighting fixtures are still functioning correctly, it is vital to keep them updated to maximize the performance of your home’s lighting system.
You Are Still Using Traditional Light Bulbs
LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are a great way to save money on your electricity bill. They operate much more efficiently than traditional bulbs and last longer, too. LED lights also produce more light while using significantly less energy. Installing LED lights in your home effectively reduces energy costs over time without sacrificing the performance of your lighting fixtures.
You Want to Update the Look of Your House
Outdoor fixtures are an often overlooked opportunity to add appeal and value to your home, but installing a fresh set of exterior lights can give your home an instant facelift. Not only will they provide more efficient illumination, but new designs, style, and colors can genuinely transform the look of your front entrance or patio. If you recently added landscape features, new lighting can highlight and enhance your design.
Updating your exterior lighting will allow you to customize your home to stand out from the rest of your neighborhood with style and sophistication.
You Want the Added Security that Outdoor Lighting Provides
Modern outdoor lighting installations usually have increased safety provisions such as motion detectors and built-in timers that allow a home to be lit up at night without leaving lights on unnecessarily.
Additionally, having good visibility can help you confidently enjoy time outdoors on your patio late into the night, making those summertime barbecues and stargazing experiences all the more enjoyable!
We Can Help
Replacing your old exterior lights with new LED fixtures is a great way to save money and add value to your home. If you’re not sure where to begin, we can help. At Houston Lightscapes, our professional design team has over 30 years of experience helping homeowners and businesses in the Houston Area.
No matter what your outdoor lighting needs, we will find a solution that fits your budget. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help update your home’s exterior.