DIY Disasters: Common Outdoor Lighting Mistakes to Avoid
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and start setting up your outdoor space. For a lot of homeowners, this set up process usually involves a crafty DIY project that is sure to impress all your summer guests.
While DIY projects are a great outlet for creativity, they don’t always turn out the way you imagine they will. This is especially true when it comes to DIY outdoor lighting projects. When creating your own lighting design and installing it yourself, it’s important to know what will work and what will not work before spending large amounts of time and money. To help you avoid any DIY disasters this spring, we’ve compiled a list of the most common outdoor lighting mistakes.
The purpose of an outdoor lighting design is to illuminate all the best features of your home long after the sun’s gone down. Unfortunately, poor fixture placement can completely take away from your home’s unique architecture.
At Nite Time Décor, our outdoor lighting experts carefully measure the distance between fixtures and place them in a way that creates a subtle and even appearance.
You may have created the perfect outdoor lighting design, measured it out diligently and perhaps even placed all the fixtures in the right places, but installing low-powered lights can cause any great design to fall flat.
With low-powered lights, the spread of your lights will be too weak to illuminate a large area, or the beam may only be able to light up a small portion of the object your trying to highlight.
To avoid low-powered lights, stay away from the cheap, low quality battery and solar-powered lights. Saving a buck or two may feel better on your wallet up front, but it will certainly cost you in the long run when you realize your outdoor lighting design is actually hurting your curb appeal.
Nothing is worse than installing an outdoor lighting design only to realize that it creates a cringe-worthy glare. Lighting glare can occur when fixtures are not placed properly, when you’re using the wrong fixtures or bulbs, or your lights and fixtures are not angled properly.
To avoid spending days using the trial and error method to avoid lighting glare, it’s best to have a professional outdoor lighting company like Nite Time Décor install your lighting design. Our experts know exactly what fixtures and bulbs to use, and how to angle them so they create the perfect lighting effect for your home.
Avoid Mistakes, Call Nite Time Décor
While a great outdoor lighting design can highlight your home’s unique architectural features and increase curb appeal, it can also provide and element of safety and security. So why leave something so versatile and important in the hands of anyone but a professional?
Our experienced team at Nite Time Decor will work with you to create the lighting design of your dreams, and handle every part of the installation process, so you can spend less time labouring over your lights and more time relaxing underneath them this season. Come see us today or call one of our lighting design experts, to get started on your next outdoor lighting project.