Make the Most of Island Living- With Great Outdoor Lighting that Holds Up in Coastal Climates
Beautiful outdoor lighting will add curb appeal to your home, increase the safety and functionality of your outdoor spaces and enhance the value of your property. By following a few simple steps, you can create an outdoor haven to be enjoyed after dusk.
Start with a Plan
Define Your Objectives
Make a Sketch
Decide what types of lighting will be required for each area- for example, you may want to brighten a pathway with low lighting, or create drama by directing light up into a tree.
A good way to determine placement is to use a flashlight after sunset to illuminate each location. Be careful not to over-light. A common mistake is to place too many fixtures in one area, creating overly bright areas, glare, or a "runway" look on pathways. Remember that with outdoor lighting, less is often more.
Choose the Right Fixtures
Install Fixtures that Last
Wave Lighting is Oceanside Approved.
Most outdoor lighting won't hold up when exposed to sea air and salt. Charlie Erkens from Global Sales explains why Wave Lighting is ideal for coastal climates.
Get the Right Materials for Your Lighting Plan
While low voltage lighting can be installed by do-it-yourselfers, 120-volt lighting may be better handled with the expertise of a licensed electrician to install the wiring and electrical components. Whether you plan to install your outdoor lighting yourself, or hire the services of an electrical contractor or lighting consultant, you can find everything you need for your outdoor lighting project at Global Sales.