Planning for your dream home involves a lot of planning. It’s more than just having the aesthetic look and design.

Homes should have a functional aspect that works well with the design you’re aiming for. Outdoor lighting is one of the most important aspects you’ll be investing in your new home, and as such, it takes more than just well-designed fixtures and pieces. Outdoor lighting is more than just having pretty pieces that light up your home.


Outdoor lighting is more than just the design. There’s more aspects than just the eye-catching models created for your outdoor setting. When choosing your light, make sure it functions well and goes well with everything in your outdoors. From the lightbulb and the colours, it’s best to make it a point always to double-check the function of your light along with everything else. Do they have the right wires and switches? Are they good to leave in any weather condition? Do they corrode fast?

It’s important to voice out the relevant questions and the inquiries about your fixtures before making the purchase. Does the design work well with other possible gadgets you’ll have around your back lawn? Will it work still in cold temperatures or warmer days? Always plan your outdoor fixtures with the end goal in mind, which is this: Your outdoor lighting fixtures should last long and function optimally at present and in the long run. 


Safety is also another issue to contend with in terms of light. What good is your lighting if it might give out anytime? Are your fixtures safely screwed in place? Are there any loose parts in that piece that might be the leading cause of accidental events in your backyard? How much power will it draw out every time you use it? More than just pretty items up for your garden display, your outdoor lighting should be able to keep up with the safety of your homes.

Lights are always known to decrease in safety over time as it wears and tears with use.  The material and the location of your home will also affect the outdoor fixture drastically. Some materials are more durable for your future, and others are designed for more aesthetic purposes only.  Handling the technical matters of your light like the lightbulb and the switches and the fixture piece itself should always revolve around the idea of working well and working safely. 

Strategic layout

Before you make your purchase for the beautiful outdoor pieces you have in mind, plan ahead your layout. It matters. Your lighting devices should be able to light up your space well. Above all, it should light up a particular area as safely and accordingly. The layout of your place will spell out a lot of things. It will also be a deciding factor for future pieces you want to put up in your home. More than just lovely eye-catching fixtures, placement is crucial.

If you’re aiming for a more relaxed environment that spells out subtle, placing fixtures in hidden areas is an excellent way to go. If you want your lights to be a centrepiece of attention in your backyard, then putting it in the middle is a great idea. If you wish to have more invisible lights in the way, putting them in a more elevated ground can help. Layout your outdoor well before making a purchase. Envision how you want your backyard to look like.


Gordon Powers is your partner in making sure that the lighting in your home is more than just a pretty phase and site to see. As a team of expert electricians, we can work with you in making layouts and visualising your home with you. We can put into work the vision and the dream you have. Your outdoor lighting plans don’t need to be challenging to execute. Have your lights make your home look outstanding. We are here for you. For professional lighting services, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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