Landscape lighting can help enhance your yard and put the focus on some features at night. Lights can also help improve your home safety. The right lighting can help ward off pests and discourage burglaries. When designing your yard’s lighting, there is a lot to consider. It’s not just how you highlight your yard and increase security, but how to also ensure electrical safety. Burley Electrical Services will share what to consider when installing landscape wiring and electrical features in your yard.
Install Outdoor Electrical Outlet Box
There are a number of situations where a homeowner wants additional exterior outlets installed. Exterior outlets are good for small appliances, tools and lighting. All exterior outlets must be a GFCI outlet which is a ground fault circuit interrupter. This is essential for electrical safety. Additionally, in order for the home to be up to code it is required that all outlets outdoors be GFCI.
Water Dangers when Planning Landscape Lighting
Water can pose a major threat to your home through the electrical system. As many know, water and electricity don’t mix. Water allows electrical currents to pass through the water much like a conductor. Water is also attracted to electrical currents and will even pull the water toward the electrical current if it is close enough. If water comes in contact with electrical currents, the electricity can travel through the water and cause massive surge spikes that can harm or kill if a person is in contact. It can also create a fire if the power surge isn’t redirected properly. This is why it is important that when lighting is designed for landscaping and yards that the water from sprinklers and outside plumbing lines are considered. Also during time of rain, the areas where water makes natural pools is another consider during the design. Due to the potential dangers when designing an outdoor electrical system, it is important to seek the help of a professional electrical service to design your landscape lighting.
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
When designing lighting outdoors and electrical wiring is needed, often low voltage is ideal to ensure safety. Low voltage wiring can be used for a number of outdoor lighting fixtures. Low voltage wiring is used for small landscape lamps, for motion sensor lights, and even for Christmas lighting plug-ins. When installing low voltage wiring, it is important to make sure it is done properly. However, as the wiring system is less hazardous they can also get damaged easily. Often when designing landscape lighting, it pays to use a professional.
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A professional electrician can design and install the electrical wiring for landscape and additional exterior power safely. When you need electrical wiring installed there are a lot of safety considerations as well as state and county codes that must be followed. This is why it is encouraged to use a professional electrician. When you have needs for electrical landscape design and installation, and want professional help, contact Burley Electrical Services. We provide many electrical services including landscaping, exterior, and interior lighting installation, and more. For quality electrical services, contact Burley Electrical Services and schedule our service today.