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It’s easy to notice when the lighting inside your home is outdated or underperforming, but often the exterior of our homes gets overlooked. Whether you just want to replace a fixture or make larger scale improvements, calling a Tulsa electrician can take the worry out of getting the project done right. If it has been a while since you thought about the exterior lighting at your house, consider the following ways you can make a difference:

Adding soffit lighting

Many new homes feature can lighting in the soffit for a clean look that showcases the exterior of the home. Because these lights will still be exposed to the elements it is necessary to select products that are rated for those installations. Working with a Tulsa electrician provides the expert knowledge for this project.

Increasing security in dark spaces

From adding additional lighting to replacing existing fixtures with security-focused options, there are many ways to use lighting for safety. For example, motion products can light up when they sense activity in the area. It is important to balance extra lighting with not overpowering the illumination into your neighbors’ yards.

Replacing outdated fixtures

Retro can be cool, but sometimes the design choices from decades ago do not make a style comeback. If the lighting on the outside of your home makes it seem unkept or dated, calling a Tulsa electrician to install newer models can be a simple update. You can also take the opportunity to find more energy efficient solutions.

Enhancing an outdoor living space

As more homeowners choose to have covered entertaining areas, outdoor rated ceiling fans have become a popular choice for airflow in the space. To maximize on this addition, have a Tulsa electrician install a model with a lighting kit. There are styles available for nearly any décor.

Outdoor lighting comes with its own set of unique challenges to be in code and safe for exposure to the sometime extreme elements in Tulsa. Regardless if you want increased energy efficiency, more style or security, a professional electrician can help you improve the exterior lighting of your home. The team at Colburn Electric has been helping area homeowners make electric improvements throughout their property, call today for projects you are considering to learn more about the possibilities.

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