Mr. Electric offers expert emergency security lights installation in Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Cumming and all surrounding areas in the Metro Atlanta Area. Whether you are concerned about the safety of your home and family, or need to protect the outdoor area surrounding your business property, security lighting can be a highly effective solution. Properly installed security lights keep criminal activity at a minimum and improve visibility after sunset. At Mr. Electric, our professional electricians have years of experience installing, repairing and replacing security lights in the metro Atlanta area. We understand that making the right decision can be daunting for home and business owners with little knowledge or information about their lighting options. If you’ve been thinking about installing your own security light system, here’s a few pointers to help ease the stress of your investment decision.
Benefits of Security Lights
Security lights offer multiple advantages. Having a properly lit outdoor area can deter criminals from breaking in or vandalizing your property. It can keep nocturnal pests such as possums and racoons away. Quality security lights can also be strategically placed around your yard for areas that are potentially hazardous like a swimming pool, parking lot or area with uneven ground.
Why Proper Installation is Important
Improperly installed outdoor lighting can be dangerous, distracting and wasteful. If the electrical work itself is incorrectly installed, you and your guests may be vulnerable to injury or unnecessary damage to your electrical system. If the light is placed too low or is unprotected, it may be too easy for a criminal to simply cut the wires, rendering the security lights useless during a break in.
What Kind of Lights Are Best?
Thanks to advancements in technology, there are now more options for security lighting than ever before. Having so many choices can make decisions hard. The list of bulbs found below are commonly used for security lighting. Be sure to thoroughly consider which one is right for your circumstance, needs and local environment. Choose a light that is water resistant and can stand up to extreme weather, particularly if you live in an area where frozen temperatures or scorching sunlight is likely to occur.
LED – a perfect way to reduce energy usage in an environmentally conscious way. Can overheat if there isn’t enough airflow around the bulb.
CFL - great at saving on energy costs and lasts much longer than tradition incandescent lights. Not always ideal for freezing climates, be sure to check bulb specs and choose one that can withstand subzero temperatures.
Infra-Red – Infra-red light is undetectable to the human eye, making it perfect for surveillance situations.
Metal Halide – these extremely bright bulbs are often used for commercial lighting and warehouses.
High Pressure Sodium – high pressure sodium bulbs are good for creating even lighting in large outdoor areas and for piercing through fog. They do take a while to reach maximum brightness however, so they are not recommended for live events or situations where instant bright illumination is required.
Halogen (Tungsten or Quartz) – creates beautiful white light, and are often more energy efficient than metal halide bulbs in commercial applications.
Do You Need a Professional Security Light Installation? Call the Experts at Mr. Electric
If you are ready to install security lights on your property, call the experienced local electricians in Atlanta at Mr. Electric today. Our team of highly trained electrical experts are excited to provide premium services to residents and businesses of Atlanta, Suwanee, Lilburn, College Park, Buckhead, Roswell and all other metro Atlanta area communities. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer care team today to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment for your next security light installation, repair or replacement.