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Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Summer

June 5, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
Trying to find a way to spruce up your outdoor living areas for the summer? The summer is the best time to add in new lighting fixtures to elevate the overall atmosphere of your home and create new memories. Outdoor lighting creates the opportunity to continue to use your outdoor spaces, even after sundown! From s’mores around the firepit to gathering around the outdoor dining area, here is a list of ideas that can help illuminate any backyard. LED Light-emitting diodes, or LED lights, are a sustainable way to light up your outdoor living area while sparing your budget. LED lights are long lasting and keep you from spending money continuously replacing the bulbs. They even help save on the power bill by only using 40% as much energy as a fluorescent bulb. String Lights In the past five years, string lights have become a staple for many patio areas. String lights are versatile to fit your personal style, coming in different styles like miniature light bulb, fairy lights, christmas lights and even crystal string lights. The variations make it easy to fit into any design elements in your home. The lights can be strung by attaching one end up high in the corner of the patio or porch, then stretched across the patio, back and forth, while attaching to the sides of the patio. This coverage brightens your outdoor space to create a welcoming area. Lanterns If you have a dining or decorative table outside, lanterns are a stylish lighting element that will give off light to the surrounding area. Lanterns are a great, easy option for design because they can be painted to match any color scheme your house may have. They are also an inexpensive option and can be purchased at stores like Hobby Lobby or antique stores. Use a battery powered candle inside the lanterns and - voila! - you’re ready for a night out on your patio. Step Lights Decks and patios often have a few steps to and from the house. Keeping stairs well-lit will keep little ones safe as they play. Step lights are a lighting option that elevates the style of your home while maintaining practicality. These lights are installed in the stairs, so the bulb itself is out of sight, while displaying a beautiful glow on your steps. Step lights have become increasingly popular with the rise of home renovations and are a great option for those wanting to create a seamless look for their outdoor area. Wall Installations Want to increase your curb appeal? Installing a light fixture like a sconce will instantly make your home look more inviting and increase your curb appeal. Quality fixtures are available for as low as under one hundred dollars each. Consider these additions to be an investment in the home as curb appeal has been proven to raise the value of home in the real estate market. If anything of these installations sound like the next addition you would like to have on your property, give us a call and let Professional Electric help turn your outdoor space into an extension of your home. If you need any residential or commercial electrical services or LED lighting in Baldwin County or Mobile, Alabama, look no further than Professional Electric! Visit us online at www.ProfessionalElectric.biz and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter! We are available 24/7 for emergency services! Call (251) 473-5788 and remember, when it comes to your electrical needs, Keep It Professional!

Trying to find a way to spruce up your outdoor living areas for the summer? The summer is the best time to add in new lighting fixtures to elevate the overall atmosphere of your home and create new memories. Outdoor lighting creates the opportunity to continue to use your outdoor spaces, even after sundown! From… Read more

Should I upgrade or repair my current electrical system?

May 8, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
Should I upgrade or repair my current electrical system?

If you are thinking about upgrading or repairing your current electrical system, there are many different key points to think about. Whether you are an expert in upgrading your electric system or just a newbie, you are the only one who knows if you can do it or not.   Some things to think about:  … Read more

When To Hire an Electrician Instead of Doing It Yourself

April 3, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
When To Hire an Electrician Instead of Doing It Yourself

We live in a do-it-yourself age. With ample resources right at our fingertips, and Google always just a swipe away, we’re starting to feel like we don’t always need professionals when the time comes. But although you may think your home or business’s electrical needs can be properly fixed after a quick Google search, you… Read more

Should I Install a Lightning Rod?

February 28, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
Should I Install a Lightning Rod?

When lightning strikes, sometimes it can do more than just make you jump from being startled. Some big storms cause big damages—especially when they cause lightning fires. When sparks fly, your home or business can be the one that’s hurt the most. But how can you prevent lightning damage? A lightning rod may be your… Read more

Keep Your Home Fresh with Ceiling Fans

January 31, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
Keep Your Home Fresh with Ceiling Fans

Give your home a clean, fresh start for the New Year with ceiling fans to compliment your rooms. They add more than just character. The right ceiling fans can give you ample lighting for those cold winter months and the right amount of air you need during springtime. Let the team at Professional Electric install… Read more

Customize Your Home with New Light Switches

January 3, 2020 Professional Electric Blog 0
Customize Your Home with New Light Switches

Light adds more than just brightness to your home. It helps power and elevate your space as quickly as flipping a switch. From LED bulbs that will help save you energy to a retrofit design or recess lighting, the choices are endless. Find out which fixtures are customizable for your home with a new light… Read more

Gift Guide for the Techie

December 6, 2019 Professional Electric Blog 0
gift guide for that techie

Tis’ the season for giving the ultimate gift for the techie in your life this holiday season. Thanks to Professional Electric, we’ve got you covered on all the essential electrical needs for your techie this year. From lighting to heating, cooling or repairs, read about it here and give the gift of giving.   Automated… Read more

Handyman Vs. Electrician – What You Should Know As A Consumer

November 1, 2019 Professional Electric Blog 0
Handyman VS. Electrician

If you own a home or a business, there will be a time when you will need electrical work done. Whether it might be installing new light fixtures or a complete rewiring of the property, you want to hire the right person for the job. Do you hire a licensed electrician or a handyman your… Read more

Things You Can Control with Your Google Home

October 4, 2019 Professional Electric Blog 0
Things you can Control with Your Google Home

The little voice inside your head isn’t always enough to remind you of tasks to complete. We’re human. We forget things. Luckily, there are devices like Google Home that act as our personal assistant and can cater to our every need. Ah, the power of technology and voice command! Read and learn about some of… Read more

The Benefits of Adding Light Dimming Options

August 30, 2019 Professional Electric Blog 0

Are you considering adding light dimming options in your home? If so, it’s definitely an addition to your home with a lot of pros. Light dimming switches allow voltage to be adjusted to a light fixture so, if you want a fainter light in the room for reading or watching TV, you can adjust the… Read more