How to Install Outdoor Wall Lighting

How to Install Outdoor Wall Lighting

21 Aug

How to Install Outdoor Wall Lighting

Do you want a fast and affordable way to improve your curb appeal and increase your property value? Whether you want to create the perfect ambiance for your backyard entertainment area or need to improve the safety and security of your home at night, outdoor wall lighting can offer the solutions you need. At Mr. Electric of Atlanta, we offer premium residential and commercial electrical services including lighting installation, repair and replacement. Our certified electricians enjoy helping our clients brighten up their outdoor spaces, and we want you to have the same success with reaching your goals. Here are some tips on how to choose the right outdoor lighting fixtures, and how to ensure they are installed properly. 

The Most Common Outdoor Wall Lighting Varieties 

Today’s marketplace offers an incredible range of wall lighting models. For some, the number of options can feel overwhelming. Understanding the most popular variety of wall lighting fixtures can help you narrow down your decision. Common examples include torch lights, hanging lanterns, pendant lights and wall sconces that lie flush against the wall. If you are not sure which options will work best for your needs, speak with our friendly team today and we can help you find the perfect solution. 

How to Choose Between Battery Powered, Solar or Electric Light Fixtures 

While the design of a light fixture is often at the forefront of a buyer’s mind, it is also important to consider the energy source. Most varieties of outdoor lighting systems are available in the following three categories: electric, solar or battery powered. Each style will have benefits and disadvantages. Solar lights are ecofriendly and easy to set up. However, they will only work correctly in areas that receive a substantial amount of direct sunlight each day. Battery powered lights will work in shaded areas but can be expensive to maintain since the batteries will need to be replaced frequently. Electric light fixtures are the most reliable and are energy efficient, but they must be hardwired into your electrical system. Most property owners will utilize a combination of all three, depending on their unique needs. For instance, electric wall light fixtures are most practical for your front porch, back exterior wall and garage since they are used most frequently and are in areas close to existing electrical wiring. Battery powered lights can work well for covered decks and patios, while solar lights can provide additional lighting in sunny locations.  

Tips for Successful Installation 

Both battery powered and solar lighting options can be easily installed by most property owners. Simply follow the guidelines in the user’s manual provided by the manufacturer. However, when it comes to electric wall lighting, it is best to get help from a certified electrician with the training and experience needed to safely install your system. Handling electrical wiring can be extremely dangerous, but a licensed and insured electrician will ensure that your new lights are installed safely, accurately and affordably.  

Do You Need Professional Outdoor Wall Lighting Installation or Replacement? Give Us a Call

Have you chosen to invest in new outdoor wall lighting for your home or commercial property? Then get the help you need by calling the experts at Mr. Electric of Atlanta. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians are always ready to help you improve your lighting and electrical systems. Contact our office for more information about our wide variety of commercial and residential electrical services, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced electrician in Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Georgia or a nearby metro Atlanta area neighborhood.