With Halloween out of the way, many Maryland homeowners have turned their eye towards outdoor lighting for the winter holidays. Outdoor holiday lighting has dated all the way back to before Thomas Edison’s first string of light bulbs, which he hung outside his laboratory at Menlo Park. Outdoor lighting has changed a great deal since its inception and Aqua Bright is here to help you with purchasing and setting up outdoor lighting for this winter holiday season.
Lighting a Display vs. Display Lighting
While these two terms might sound synonymous, there’ actually a world of difference between them that Maryland homeowners should be aware of. Display lighting is lighting that’s intended to stand on its own. The lighting IS the display. This includes strings of icicle lights or faux flame bearing torches. Lighting a display refers to the standard lighting erected to illuminate a nativity scene or other lawn ornament. Both of these types of lighting share many characteristics, they should be bright but not blinding, be pleasant to look at, and be easily controllable through a switch or automated system.
Outdoor Rated Lighting
The most important aspect of selecting outdoor lighting for your Maryland home this holiday season is to choose only outdoor rated lighting. Outdoor rated lighting is specially weatherized and tested to be sure that it can be safely operated under outdoor weather conditions. Make sure that every piece of your outdoor lighting setup is properly rated. This includes bulbs, fixtures, extension cords, switches, anything that’s going to be sitting outside with your lights for an extended period of time.
Some of today’s best outdoor lighting instruments are made using LED bulbs. LEDs are more cold resistant than their regular counterparts and can function after a fair amount of battering, making them highly unlikely to fail. RGB LEDs can also be customized to emit light of literally any color, so your Maryland display can look exactly how you want it to.
Interested in Outdoor Lighting for this Holiday Season?
Outdoor lighting for the holidays doesn’t need to be expensive or bewildering. At Aqua-Bright, we can help you figure out what type of outdoor lighting is right for you and your home, helping you feel better, knowing that your outdoor lighting will look great, and be safe whether you’re watching over it or not. To talk to someone about Outdoor Lighting in Baltimore, Maryland or the surrounding areas, call Aqua-Bright today at 410-489-9009 or take a tour through our website.
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