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How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Light Fixtures

How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Light Fixtures

Outdoor lighting is growing in popularity these days as more and more people are opting for external light installation. Who wouldn’t like to get a light fitting done if they get to know that lights increase the appeal and the aesthetic of the house? Exterior lights not only help with creating a good atmosphere but also increase the safety of guests and those who live around you.

Before you call in an electrician to fit just any lights, how about some tips on choosing the perfect light?

1. Do you know the right size?

During light installation, the most common mistake that people make is that they don’t consider the size of the light. Before the light fitting, make sure that you purchase a light that illuminates the area suitably, and doesn’t leave any space dark. Also, ensure that the light fixture isn’t huge, as it might just look odd. If you’re purchasing a light for your entryway, then ask your electrician to measure the area so that you can buy a fixture that is 1/3 or ¼ the height of the main door.

2. What style would you like?

Your exterior light fitting will depend upon the type of house you have. If you aren’t aware of what style of house you have, then there are different types of lights that you can choose from before the light installation. This includes traditional lights, transitional lights, contemporary lights, craftsman lights, and bronze lights. You can also pair your exterior lights with the handle of your front door and by the look of your railings. If you feel that the style you like won’t fit, then ask your electrician for an electrical repair, or an electric service if required.

3. Do you have any clue about the placement?

Once you have decided which light fitting, you should get done, then think about the light installation. If you are having exterior fixtures fixed over the front door, then keep in mind that the placement should be perfectly placed. Ask your electrician to mark the place with a pencil before the final drilling. Also, decide if you would like to place the light above the door or the opposite sides of the door if they are large. Planning will ensure that there are no mix-ups later on.

4. How much illumination would you like?

You should also consider the strength of the lighting you would prefer after getting the light installation done. The goal is to ensure that the light fitting is done in a way that the light is acceptable. It shouldn’t be too overbearing or too dim. Think about your preference and decide accordingly.

Looking for a skilled and experienced electrician who can handle fixing your exterior lights? You can reach out to us at Quick Spark for same-day professional work and bookings. We are a quick and reliable service that will take care of all your queries, while we complete the work on time, at affordable rates. Contact us now.

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