For many families, summer brings grilling and outdoor entertaining. An outdoor kitchen is a great way to facilitate delicious meals for friends and family. As anyone who has attempted to grill in after dark knows, lighting is a factor to consider. Outdoor kitchen lighting requires task lighting over the cooking and prep areas, ambient lighting for your family and friends, and path lighting where required. Mister Sparky electricians can provide the electrical installation and electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you require.
It is essential for the lighting you choose to be rated for outdoor use. Even when a roof protects the area, only lighting rated for the outdoors can be deemed safe for use in wet or damp environments. Furthermore, ensure the lighting you choose is tested and approved by Under Writers Laboratory (U.L. approved), or other safety agencies. Contact Mister Sparky today to schedule the installation or electrical repair in Huntsville, AL you require.
While some electrical items are hardwired in the home electrical system, you may choose some plug in items requiring an outdoor electrical outlet. Our electricians can provide the GFCI outlets required for outdoor installations. Give us a call today to schedule service.
The lighting required in the cooking and food prep areas is called task lighting. Proper lighting is required for safe food preparation and cooking.
Halogen or LED bulbs are ideal for outdoor task lighting . The bright white light they provide will enable the cook to see clearly and ensure the proper cooking, and presentation of the food coming off the grill and the proper preparation of all those delicious side dishes.
The dining area for your guests requires ambient lighting. It should also be rated for outdoor use, and be non-attracting of insects. An additional way to increase your guests comfort, deter insects and provide lighting is an outdoor ceiling fan, if possible. In dining areas, your goal is to create a welcoming ambiance where your guests are relaxed, and enjoy their meal without light glare, or poor light. Mister Sparky electricians can provide the electrical hookups, lighting and electrical repair in Huntsville, AL you require for an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area.
Outdoor path lighting ensures family and friends can move safely in outdoor areas such as entrances, garden paths, areas around dining areas and special features. Low-voltage lighting, or LED lighting will provide the path lighting you require.
When planning an outdoor kitchen, dining and entertainment area, don’t forget deck lighting for stairs to reduce the potential for falls. A Mister Sparky electrician can provide the professional installation you need, and the reliable electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you require. The right type of path lighting enables your pool, patio, hot tub, driveway, and seating area to be available all year long.
Other types of outdoor lighting you may want to consider include:
Security lighting illuminates dark areas of your property, and be either constant or motion activated. Select LED lighting for constant motion sensors in order to save energy. Select brighter lighting in motion sensor lighting. They only turn on when triggered by movement, stay on a specified amount of time and turn off. Due to this, you can afford to have brighter lighting. Our licensed electricians can provide the installation or electrical repair in Huntsville, AL your home requires.
Landscape lighting can set your property apart from all the others. In addition, it increases the safety of family and guests, and is a part of a well lit property that deters crime. Landscape lighting can shine upward, highlighting trees, accentuate architectural features, plants and focal point, showcasing your home, and its unique properties.
Landscape lighting can also shine down from a higher point to showcase flower beds, water features, paths, seating, stairs, and focal points. A Mister Sparky electrician in Huntsville, AL can provide the electrical installation and/or electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you need.
Spot lights are used for focal areas, often a wall, architectural feature or trees, for example. String lights are an additional option, and are typically used in outdoor areas where providing overhead lighting is an issue. With a frame to fasten to, they can be used in multiples for dining, outdoor weddings and many other situations. These are not your standard holiday lights, but heavy duty lighting in a variety of styles. For example globe lights and Edison lights are popular. Choose LED options when available for energy efficiency and long life.
Pool lighting is a great way to create magic in your back yard. Lighting can also deliver stunning displays of waterfalls, fountains, planter walls and much more. Contact Mister Sparky today, our knowledgeable electricians can provide the professional services and electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you need.
Outdoor lighting is an effective way to improve your outdoor entertaining and your home’s appeal. Each outdoor space has its own individual characteristics. Whether you need an electrician for electrical services related to an outdoor kitchen, dining or entertainment area, or for indoor services and new home builds, our electricians can provide the services you need, and the reliability you can count on. Contact a Mister Sparky electrician for the electrical installation or electrical repair in Huntsville, AL that you need. Our licensed electricians can provide the outdoor kitchen lighting, you require, and a wide range of other residential and electrical services. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.