How to Install Outdoor Wall Lighting

How to Install Outdoor Wall Lighting

August 09, 2020

Are you looking for more creative ways to enhance the security, value and beauty of your home? Then you may already be considering new outdoor wall lighting. Many property owners are turning to outdoor wall lighting installations to brighten their front porch, patio or backyard entertainment area. At Mr. Electric of Dallas, we offer premium residential and commercial electrical services including indoor and outdoor lighting system installations, repairs and replacements. We enjoy helping our local clients improve their safety and curb appeal, and we want you to achieve the same results. Here are some tips on how to choose the right lighting fixtures, and how to ensure that your new investments are properly installed. 

Popular Outdoor Wall Lighting Styles 

There is an almost overwhelming number of wall lighting styles available in today’s marketplace. While it is nice to have options, choosing the right ones can be a little intimidating. Some of the most popular types include flush wall sconces, hanging lanterns, pendant lights and torch lights. Take your time to research the various ways these styles are implemented. If you are still finding trouble making a final decision, speak with our specialists. We will create a customized solution that best fits your needs, lifestyle, design preferences and budget. 

Choosing Between Electric, Solar and Battery Powered Models

Most outdoor lighting fixtures are powered by one of three sources: batteries, solar energy or electricity. Battery powered lights can be useful in some circumstances, especially in areas where electrical work would be difficult to implement, and that is shaded most of the time. However, replacing these batteries can be cumbersome and very expensive long term. Solar lights can be a great option, but they will only work in locations that receive a lot of direct sunlight and aren’t always appropriate for covered decks or porches. Electric sconces and outdoor light fixtures are hardwired into your existing electric system. This means that you can enjoy long lasting, dependable, low cost lighting for many years to come. 

Installation Tips 

Solar and battery powered light fixtures can often be installed by a handy homeowner. Simply follow the manufacturers instructions for mounting the structure onto the desired wall. However, when it comes to installing electric powered sconces and outdoor lighting fixtures, it’s important to proceed with caution. Handling electrical wires can be very dangerous for those without a lot of professional training or experience. A certified electrician can quickly set up your lights and make necessary adjustments to your electrical system. 

Do You Need a Certified Electrician for Your Outdoor Wall Lighting Installation? Call Mr. Electric 

Are you ready to upgrade your outdoor space with new wall lighting system? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric of Dallas. Our certified, licensed and insured electricians have the training and specialized tools needed to perform your next light installation quickly, accurately and affordably. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a reliable local electrician in Dallas, University Park, Lake Highlands, Highland Park, Coppell, Addison, Carrollton, Richardson, Arlington, Irving, North Dallas, Inwood, Lakewood, Farmers Branch, Oak Lawn, Texas or a surrounding DFW area neighborhood.