Celebrate Summer | Electrician Huntsville, AL
Summer is a time for fun with family and friends, and if outdoor cooking and entertaining is one of your key interests, outdoor lighting can transform your backyard into a place where you and your guests can celebrate summer in an atmosphere of warm welcome. The types of available lighting including battery operated, electrical and solar. Electrical lights provide the best bang for your buck, though it does require outlets. The ideal solution is to carefully plan lighting and contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL for outlet installation.
The added benefit to additional outdoor outlets is realized during the Christmas holiday season, when you will have additional outlets available for your holiday decorations. Read on for suggestions for making your back lawn a place where everyone wants to be.
Almost Limitless Options are Available
Beyond security lighting, there is a whole world of lighting options for creating the atmosphere and mood you want. You may have seen a few examples in nighttime outdoor wedding venues, and this only hints at the possibilities. LED lighting is recommended for all applications first of all, because it produces a brighter, sharper form of light, while remaining cool, outlasts all other lighting and is the best option for energy conservation. Your Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical services you need for your project.
Begin at the Top
Path Illumination is not only fun and attractive, it helps to ensure guests can see where they walk and avoid falls. If you have trees along the path wrap the trunk and some of the overhanging limbs along the path. If the path has sufficient trees on both sides strands may be attached to the limbs crossing the path to provide light. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can install the outdoor outlets you need for your project where required.
When limbs are too high to provide sufficient lighting on the path below, allow light strands to hang in cascades every few feet for a dramatic effect. Ensure they are above head level. For those who prefer the measured control of light placement, posts can be set in the ground around the area for creating the desired effect of light strand overhead.
Gazebos and Canopy
Gazebo and canopies offer the unique opportunity to create a stunning effect, while lighting the area for activities. Keep safety in mind when attaching string lights to wooden structures. Don’t staple the lights to the wood frame to avoid penetration of the wire. String lights are attached at the apex with zip ties or other non-penetrating means and run to the edge, secured and run back to the apex. Ensure you do not connect more sets than is recommended, typically 3-5 depending upon the strand length.
It isn’t advisable to have wires running across decks or lawns. If you need extra outlets installed contact a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL.
Waterproof tea lights are enchanting additions to your next party. These submersible LEDs can be placed in a vase, fountain, aquarium or an ice bucket for a stunning crowd pleaser.
The foremost advice on overall lighting is to not overdo it. You don’t need the entire yard lit up like day, that is the purpose of your general post light, overhead light and security lighting. The goal of entertainment lighting is to softly illuminate the outdoor area. Don’t forget deck lights for steps and stairs, and when using LED path lights stagger them from left to right to provide slightly overlapping lighting without dark spaces in between. Maintaining a clutter free outdoor area with well-lit paths ensures the safety of guests. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the deck or path light fixture installation you need.
Fairy Berries are a dramatic means of providing enchanting lighting to dark landscaped or wooded areas reminiscent of a fireflies glow.
Outdoor Table Lighting
Illuminating the table is essential if you intend to keep your guests outdoors when eating. Popular options of outdoor table lighting include mason jars with tea lights, tabletop lanterns and overhead lanterns if you have a place to hang them. A Mister Sparky Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can install overhead lanterns or other light fixtures for your gazebo, patio or porch.
If you would like to install outdoor outlets and service to light up your plans to celebrate summer, a Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional electrical installation for your outdoor entertainment area. Contact us to schedule installation by our experienced, licensed electricians. We serve the North Alabama region.