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How To Choose Exterior Flood Lights For Your Home

Choosing the right exterior flood lights can be daunting if you don’t know anything about choosing an outdoor flood light bulb system. Like most home improvement projects it takes time to install it and if you find that you chose the wrong kind of bulbs it can be a frustrating experience to start all over again.

You can start the process by asking yourself some questions about your lighting needs. This way you can eliminate having to buy two sets of lights and the extra work of uninstalling the wrong types of lights.

Exterior Flood Lights -Why You Need Good Lighting

The most important question you need to address is what do you need your lights for? If it is to highlight only one part of your house then this is where you need to concentrate on lighting. This will determine what kind of exterior flood lights you will use, such as an outdoor halogen flood light. The kind of fixtures you choose will also be very important.

Depending on your house and how it is laid out your lighting needs will vary. You must take into consideration your neighbors and how your exterior flood lights will affect them. For example if you have neighbors whose property is very close to yours you will have to make sure that your exterior flood lights do not intrude on their property.


Part of the attraction to using exterior flood lights is that you can deter intruders from breaking into your property. A good way to deter intruders other unwanted visitors to your home is to install exterior flood lightss that are connected to a motion sensor. Another option is to have your lights set to a timer, this is handy if you come home late at night or are going to be away. This will give your home a sense of being lived in and again will discourage your home being a target for burglars.

Deciding on how bright the lights on your property are going to be is another important factor. You need to select the correct wattage when selecting the right lights. Too low and you will not have very bright exterior flood lightss. Too high and it could be painful to look at your house and very soon everyone will be talking about what an eyesore your house has become. Consider all these things carefully when choosing your exterior flood lightss.