Winter is on its way – and according to a local gamekeeper I know when the blackberries fruit this early in the season a hard, cold winter is very likely!
If that is the case you might want to increase the amount of exterior lights around your home to help you see your way safely to the front (or back) door.
Extra outdoor lights can help prevent scary, nasty slips and falls on unseen ice or snow – so a small investment in outdoor LED lighting could significantly reduce the likelihood of an accident, which if did happen could cause you even more problems with time off work for injury and recovery. Don’t forget lighting the outside of your home is a great way to deter intruders too!
The thing is, what can you do if you do not have the confidence or skills to fit and wire in outdoor lights (I know I don’t) in your house? Or what if you don’t have the time (or inclination) to fit outdoor lights?
First off if you don’t have a friend who is a sparky (aka electrician) then you’ll have to go find one. You’ll want to make sure you get a few electricians to make sure you are getting similar priced quotes to ensure you’re not being ripped off. Then you’ll need to get a few of their customers details to call them up to obtain testimonials. You’ll probably wait for a couple of weeks – possibly even longer if the electrician is good as that could make him even more in demand!
He’ll probably bring his own wiring and other parts required including brackets – there will likely be an extra mark-up for these. Once done, you’ll then be faced with a bill for his labour, again adding even more the to the final price. So how do you save on outdoor security lights?
Well for one may I suggest you invest in solar powered security lights? Charged by the sun during the day, each LED light then has enough power to provide a consistently bright light during the long dark winter nights ahead.