Are you ready to head into the new year with a plan to boost your home\u2019s curb appeal with outstanding outdoor lighting options?\r\n\r\nIf so, we have plenty of selections. These are a small sample of what you can do to improve your home exterior with modern LED lighting and other fantastic fixtures.\r\nWays to Improve Your Home with Modern Outdoor Lighting Options\r\n\r\n \tRemember the Big Three Lighting Components\r\n\r\n \tAre you after the right mix of lights to cover your back patio for a variety of purposes? Then remember the Big Three: 1) Ambient, 2) Task, and 3) Accent lights.\r\n \tAmbient lights are your general light source, which could be a chandelier, dome light, or some other centralized fixture. Task lighting helps you see better for specific purposes such as the lights over an outdoor grill. Finally, accent lights are the subtle, lower-wattage sources gently illuminating the background. A well-lit outdoor living area will incorporate each of these three.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tCalculate the Appropriate Wattage\r\n\r\n \tYes, there is a way to select bulb wattage based on the square footage of your property. This is most applicable for ambient lighting along porches, decks, and patios. You can determine the proper wattage with the simple equation: 1.5 Watts X Square Feet of Space. So, for example, 200 square feet, multiplied by 1.5, gives you a requirement of 300 watts.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tLEDs Are The Best\r\n\r\n \tWhich bulbs work the best? Regardless of the fixtures you select, we recommend LED lighting, which are much safer and consume 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA Couple Other Ways to Approach Outdoor Lighting\r\n\r\n \tLook for Easy Ways to Improve Your Lighting Fast\r\n\r\n \tYou may recall one of your recent posts where we showed you how to choose the right outdoor patio lighting for your Kansas City home. There we talked about how attention to detail can make a tremendous difference. If you\u2019re after a classy appearance without using lots of energy, try installing some LED lanterns along the path leading to your front door. These only need 12-to-15 watts of light because they provide just enough light when it\u2019s pitch black outside.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSecurity Lighting - A Very Wise Investment\r\n\r\n \tThis is an important lighting trend for homeowners who want their lights to do more than look pretty or fancy. By adding more light to entry ways, pathways, around windows, and garage doors, you\u2019ll have a much better chance of deterring intruders.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPopular Light Fixtures\r\nOne of the best parts of adding to your indoor and outdoor lighting repertoire is the enormous variety of light fixtures. Of course, so many choices can make your decision overwhelming. Therefore, let\u2019s highlight a few popular fixtures you may want for your outdoor ambiance.\r\n\r\nThe classic mounted lantern-style lights are making a comeback these days. They do a great imitation of the old-style flame-powered lanterns, and match well with colonial-style architecture. If you're after something more modern, you can sift through a dense array of waterproof LED lanterns.\r\n\r\nFor better accent lighting, sconce lights work wonderfully on the side of your home, inside hallways, and anywhere else you want something subdued yet ornate. You can even bolster your stairway lighting with various styles of ribbon strip lighting, similar to what you might see in movie theaters.\r\nCall Teague Electric for Help with All Outdoor Lighting Options\r\nTrust us when we say this only scratches the surface of what's possible with exterior lighting options available. Teague Electric can help you install almost anything. Whatever you do, don\u2019t try to handle a complicated lighting renovation by yourself.\r\n\r\nInstead, use one of our reliable electricians to get the job done right the first time. We can even help you hook up your pool or hot tub with better lights. That\u2019s what you can expect working with a company with an almost five-star consumer rating.\r\n\r\nContact Teague Electric soon to avail yourself of all the excellent outdoor lighting options that will make your home look its best in 2023.