With summer finally here it means it’s time to get ready for backyard barbecues and parties on the patio, and as much as people enjoy some fun in the sun this time of year, it’s also great to be out in the warm summer nights as well. To get the most out of your nighttime summer get-togethers, you’ll want to be sure you have a well-lit space to spend your time in. There are plenty of stylish and fun ways you can shed light on those summer nights, and BPM Electric is ready to help you choose and install the outdoor lighting scheme that is right for you.

Get Inspired

Take a walk around your yard to see where you might like to install some lighting and exactly what kind of lights they will be. Consider how much space you want to light up and other factors such as where it makes more sense to have functional rather than fashionable lighting (for example, you might want to shine light on your house number so it can be more easily seen). Be sure to check out home magazines and social media sites such as Pinterest to find the latest trends in outdoor lighting schemes. You can also ask the experts at BPM Electric to help you choose and install a lighting scheme that suits your preferences and the area in which you’ll be spending time outdoors.

Features and Fixtures to Consider

There are plenty of ways to go about lighting your yard that go way beyond hanging a few paper lanterns. While some methods may be a little complicated to install, the benefits and convenience of such features as indoor switches and solar panels definitely pay off in the long run.

Hanging String Lights

A very popular way to light up a patio is using a number of small bulbs hung across the patio or porch on a string. You get the option of using clear or coloured bulbs as you desire, and string lights have the added bonus of making your backyard look bigger, especially when they are strung at different heights. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you may consider having an electrician install the lights with a dimmer switch, so you can control the ambience as the evening progresses.

Solar Lanterns

These types of outdoor lights have greatly improved since they first appeared on the market as far as durability and efficiency are concerned. They make great accent lights that mark pathways and borders of flowerbeds and can be found at most home improvement stores. The best part about them is they are eco-friendly and you’ll never have to remember to turn them on or off.
For more outdoor lighting ideas, and how we can help you install the perfect lighting scheme for your yard, check out our website and be sure to contact us with any questions. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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