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Outdoor Lighting Options You Should Consider

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Are you satisfied with the lighting outside of your home? Do you have sufficient lighting to guide guests to your door? If you’re still in the dark when you step outside of the house, or if you want to install lighting that will help to protect your home and keep your guests safe, call the friendly service people at Service King Plumbing & HVAC. Our electricians will install your new lighting fixtures to match your energy efficiency needs, suit your design preferences, and make all of your guests feel welcome.

Add Landscape Lights

The lights outside of your home can serve to illuminate the parts of your yard that are normally kept in the dark. Show off a flower bed, a large tree, a waterfall, or your porch. Transform your outdoors into a place for family and friends to gather even after hours. And light up a pathway so that everyone on your property feels safe and secure.

Consider Security Lights

The lighting outside can double as both landscape lighting and pathway lighting. Additionally, you can have your outdoor lighting function as both a way to guide visitors to your front door and to keep the home safe and secure. When you install an automatic sensor with your outdoor lighting, you don’t have to worry about the potential problems that may arise from guests stumbling along your walkway, and you can feel better protected against intruders. The automatic motion sensor can detect movement several feet away from your property, scaring off those who might consider trespassing.

Switch to LEDs

LED lighting has come down in price dramatically in the last several years and has become the choice option for installers. And these days, LED lights look and feel warmer and brighter than ever before. Installing lighting fixtures designed to hold LED bulbs could save you quite a bit of money over the years, as these fixtures and bulbs operate efficiently and may last well over a decade.

Call your friendly neighborhood electricians at Service King Plumbing & HVAC to hear more about your outdoor lighting options in Algonquin and to schedule professional installation.

Why You Need Professionals for Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Oh, the great outdoors. . .  are not so great when you are tripping and falling because you can’t see anything. Winter in particular can be dicey, with ice and snow on the ground that can cause you to slip and fall. Outdoor lighting isn’t just about having some light to shine; it’s about designing a lighting plan and installing the correct lighting that will keep you and your home safe and well-lit year-round. The experts at Service King have the experience and expertise to design and install an outdoor lighting plan that will fit your home and your needs for years to come. Stop stumbling around in the dark and call Service King today!

Design Aspects

We’ve all had that one neighbor with the outside light that was like a spotlight: too bright, not attractive and a source of irritation. When a professional electrician works on outdoor lighting, he/she will plan for the terrain of your property, how much illumination is needed, what kind of lamps to use and where and what kind of fixtures to use. Outdoor lighting should provide enough illumination to make you feel comfortable and secure while also flattering your home and property – and you may not get this attention to detail without using a trained expert.

Electrical Wiring

Once a design is in place, the work begins, and outdoor lighting can utilize a lot of wiring. The electricity for your outdoor lights is part of your home’s overall electricity, so it is work that should only be handled by a trained and licensed electrician. Poorly installed outdoor lighting can be unsafe, cause problems with your electrical panel and even cause a blackout; additionally, all work done for your outdoor lighting must be up to all current electrical codes.

Hiring a professional to handle your outdoor lighting in Bartlett, IL ensures that you’ll have attractive, useful and efficient outdoor lighting that will be safe and efficient. Need some light in your life? Call Service King today and schedule an appointment with one of our electricians!

3 Advantages of Upgrading Your Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

It’s easy to pay attention to the quality of the indoor lighting in your home because you spend most of the evening inside your house, not outside it. But you may be missing out on some important benefits of redoing your home’s outdoor lighting. A professional electrician in Palatine, IL can help you create superior outdoor lighting that will make your home more enjoyable, attractive, and safe.

To learn about the possibilities for outdoor lighting upgrades—from landscape to security lighting—contact the electricians at Service King today. We offer numerous electrical services for homes in the Fox Valley and surrounding Chicagoland suburbs. Whether you want new lighting for your home, or repairs for a malfunctioning circuit breaker panel, one call to us will take care of everything.

3 Benefits of Installing Better Outdoor Lighting

  1. Security: Multiple studies have come to an identical conclusion: criminals such as burglars and vandals will avoid well-lit homes. A house will attractive illumination on the exterior and the landscape presents the appearance of a house that is well-maintained, which discourages thieves and other potential troublemakers. However, not just any bright lights will do the job. Harsh lighting creates shadows that are easier for unwanted people to hide in. Make sure that a professional electrician assists with setting up lighting that will heighten your home security.
  2. More use of outdoor recreation areas: Does the outside of your home have a pool, verandah, patio, or other area for relaxation? There’s no reason that you have to retire to the inside just because the sun goes down: you’ll receive extended enjoyment of these recreational places with increased lighting. The setting sun shouldn’t mean an end to the festivities.
  3. Safety: The walkways, stairs, ramps, and driveways around your home can turn into potential hazards without quality lighting. You don’t want to struggle to move from the outside drive to reach the front door, nor do you want to risk tripping when trying to navigate the side of the house during the evening. Increased illumination for safety is especially important if you have a pool, or if children or elderly people live in your house who are at risk of falling.

Taking care of the electrical system in your house is an important task to ensure that you live in a pleasant, energy-efficient, and safe home. If you need work for either the inside or the outside of your home, you can count on Service King to deliver the job necessary. If you think it is time to raise your home’s outdoor lighting in Palantine, IL to the next level of comfort, safety, and security, give our electricians a call.