With less daylight this time of year, landscape lighting is the perfect way to enjoy your snow-covered Ohio home. However, there are a few things to consider when adding or adjusting your outdoor lights for the winter, and our team at Precision Corporation wants to help you make your winter lights safe and festive.
1. Keep Wires BuriedBuried lighting wires may have become unearthed over the summer months. It’s important to scan your property for exposed wires to ensure you are up to code, which requires wire to be buried a minimum of 6 inches deep. This also ensures overall safety from tripping hazards, and from wild animals or pets chewing on them. This would not only expose people and animals to electrical dangers, it could also risk shorting out your landscape lighting system.
2. Adjust BrightnessAfter the leaves have fallen from your trees, your landscape design needs to be adjusted down a little so that your bare branches aren’t quite as highlighted. Bare branches can be dramatic and severe, and make for a haunted house effect instead of a festive one. To soften the effect, consider adjusting the brightness of your lights, adding frosted lenses, or even removing some of your fixtures for the season.
3. Warm Up a Chilly Night
Add uplighting and downlighting to your landscape lighting design to create a warm environment perfect for spiked cider and eggnog. Also, if you don’t have one already, consider adding a stone fireplace to truly transform your outdoor entertaining space. However, you might need to stock up on extra warm blankets and firewood because your guests are definitely going to want to spend more time in your backyard this year!
From routine maintenance checks to upgrading your light fixtures and adjusting your landscape lighting design, let the experts at Precision Corporation make your property safe and festive this winter season. For all of your hardscaping, fencing, and outdoor lighting needs, contact us at today (440) 843-9500 today and talk to our friendly staff.