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How to Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Lighting This Winter

New England is notoriously cold and dark during the winter, with the most challenging months being November through February. As such, good outdoor lighting isn’t just for outdoor décor, it’s a necessity. Whether you use motion-sensor lights to illuminate your way back into your home or need steady light to see spots of ice and snow in your driveway, good outdoor lighting during the winter helps keep you safe and secure. But no one wants a spotlight emanating from their home, which is where outdoor lighting design and installation in Somerville, MA become important. Working with professionals who have experience in both design and installation of outdoor lighting is the key to creating a well-lit outdoor atmosphere, so call the people you can count on: FB Electrical Services.

Ways Outdoor Lighting Helps

As mentioned above, outdoor lighting helps you see during the darkest part of the year. But it can also help achieve a warm, comfortable and inviting look to your home. Lighted walkways both illuminate the walkway and provide a level of security by seeing who (or what) may be walking around your property. You can easily incorporate holiday lights into an existing design, and if you are looking to install new outdoor lighting, winter allows you to do so without disturbing plants as they are dormant this time of year.

If you already have outdoor lighting, you can help maintain it by doing some of the following:

  • Replace burned-out bulbs on a timely basis
  • Remove leaves and other yard debris that may be around the lighting fixtures and bulbs
  • Re-bury any cables or wiring that should be in the topsoil
  • Clean dirty lenses
  • Adjust any fixtures that have shifted due to weather, snow, etc.
  • Cut back or remove any plant growth that may be interfering with your lighting

Good outdoor lighting can provide safety and security while making your home more aesthetically appealing.

If you are interested in seeing what outdoor lighting can do for your property in Somerville, MA, call FB Electrical Services today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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