You can have the perfect home, and you can have the perfect garden, but until you have the perfect outdoor and indoor lighting features to ensure your family’s safety from prowlers and weather and electrical emergencies you are not ready to enjoy the beautiful place you have created for you and your loved ones.
The Electronic House has 12 tips on Feb. 1 regarding home lights and other electronic systems so you can ensure better home protection, enhanced efficiency and energy savings, as well as entertainment value. Some of the tips include having a lighting control system installed so that when you are away on vacation it will appear that–through the automated sequence of turning on and off of lights–someone is present, rather than the appearance of an empty house ripe for burglary. And, in addition, that there are unobtrusive security lights placed along the pathways in the home to lead to safe exit in the event of a smoke alarm sounding in the middle of the night, when the last thing you need is to try and find a light switch as you rush from your home.
Panic switches are recommended for the master bedroom, so anytime a sound awakens you in the night you can control the flooding of light in that region of the home–or the backyard, for example. Sensors placed in the home can also eliminate the guesswork about which parts of the house need more or less lighting based on the outdoor lighting at any given time of the day, and some home automation systems can even work in conjunction with your window shades, to open and close them as needed for maximum light benefit and reduced electrical lighting expense.
But before you jump into hiring someone to install such systems as complicated as these into your home and your home landscape, consider hiring a lighting expert to give you his recommendations on just what your home and your family need, so you do not overpay or install unnecessary items for your own personal circumstances. In addition, a lighting expert can provide recommendations about the most trustworthy person in your community to hire in order to service such lighting needs. One such expert in Georgia, who travels the world over giving consultations and even offering his own company’s professional services for maintaining home and landscape lighting, is the owner and founder of The Outdoor Lights, Chris Wakefield.
Wakefield has an extensive and well-respected reputation for providing homes and businesses with excellent service consumers can depend upon, often featured in some of the finest homes and businesses in the Georgia and surrounding area. In fact, he has even been hired to meet lighting needs in other states and outside the U.S., like the Bahamas. And he has provided the Examiner with a video (shown above and titled A Day at The Outdoor Lights), which shows home owners how his company operates, so you can check him and his crew out before even calling him for a consultation. When it comes to how this company orders, assembles and installs lighting, according to Wakefield, the service is topnotch, but he feels that in addition to all that:
The real thing that makes us different is being able to see something [to light up in a unique way] that they [the home owners] are truly going to appreciate like a fine piece of art.”
This Examiner is not compensated in any way for recommending The Outdoor Lights. However, she has met Wakefield in person and heard him lecture on home lighting as well as viewed his work around Georgia, including at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. And she highly recommends anyone needing expert lighting assistance from a trustworthy source consider giving him a call at 866.968.5741.