Outdoor lighting is an excellent way to add beauty and security to your home and landscaping. You have several choices when it comes to choosing outdoor lights. One of the popular choices is the solar powered lights. Unfortunately, those energy efficient lights are not always reliable and tend to dim as the night wears on. For that reason, many homeowners opt for the more reliable electric lights to keep their landscaping appropriately lit.
Your home security is important. You will want to take measures to insure your home’s security lights are installed safely and in a manner where they cannot be easily unplugged, whether it is accidental or on purpose. H Electric, your electrician Burbank homeowners depend on, can certainly help you take care of your home security lighting needs.
It is strongly recommended you choose an outdoor outlet that is dedicated to your lighting needs. Because most home are only equipped with a minimal amount of outdoor outlets, it is a good idea to have an outlet dedicated solely for the powering of your outdoor lights installed. A knowledgeable electrician in Burbank can certainly help you decide the best place to install the new outlet. It is imperative an appropriate place is selected in order to prevent the outlet from being directly in the path of sprinklers or exposed to the weather.
DIY or Licensed Electrician
Although some homeowners choose to take the do-it-yourself approach, it is certainly not something everybody wants to try. Typically, a set of outdoor lights will include about 100-feet of cord, which needs to be properly buried and wired to a transformer. If the installation of a new set of lights is not completed correctly, an electrical short can fry your transformer, trip a breaker or destroy the lights.
If you are interested in having a professional take care of your outdoor lighting needs, give H Electric a call.