Light Up Your Yard for Summer Fun



It may only be April, but now is a great time to plan for the upcoming summer and how you can outfit your yard with the latest in functional and decorative lighting so that your family and friends can enjoy some serious fun in the backyard.

Lighting up your yard does not have to be an expensive venture. There are more and more outdoor lighting options that can add some whimsy or make your yard feel like it is an outdoor room, or extension of your home. These options are budget-conscious enough that you can change them from season to season.

Functional Lighting
Once you begin enjoying your illuminated yard for evening entertainment and comfort during hot summer nights, light fare, family game nights or even as a romantic spot for two, you may decide it is time to make more of a financial commitment to illuminating your yard.

A professional electrical contractor can install the perfect outdoor lighting for your needs and use. A contractor knows the latest products, trends, styles and materials for outdoor lighting technology. Contractors can also work within a budget for an overall project, or even a staged project that is implemented over the course of a couple seasons.

Decorative Lighting
Surely you have noticed that string lights are not just for Christmas anymore. They are a great way to illuminate your yard with creativity and personal flair. Using them to outline trees and shrubbery in your yard can add a mystical touch.

A new trend in outdoor decorative lighting incorporates vintage style Edison-style lights and oil- bronzed finishes for a modern industrial look. These lights work well to illuminate a deck or patio, or even to create a new space for outdoor enjoyment.

Lighting Safety Tips
Outdoor lighting really makes a home and yard festive and fun, during warm summer nights and on holidays. You want to make sure the lighting you install, whether by a professional contactor, or on your own, is safe. Decorative lighting, in particular, needs to be checked for safety and integrity so your outdoor fun does not get spoiled.

Eric M. Krise Electrical Contractor, LLC, offers electrical construction, repair and inspection services for residential and commercial settings, throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. If you’re ready to update the outdoor lighting at your home, please contact us soon for an appointment.