DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips

As the warm weather and BBQ season sets in, we are getting lots of requests for the installation of outdoor lighting.  For entertaining purposes, good lighting is just as important outdoors as it is indoors – not only will it allow your friends and family to move around safely, but it helps create ambience.

Here are a few tips for those who want to do DIY.

  • Never use indoor lighting for outdoor applications (especially Christmas lights).

  • Always conceal and tuck away any loose cords to protect kids and your family pets.

  • Make sure the power outlets are cleaned every couple of months to prevent fires. Be aware of spiders when doing this.

  • On the Sunny Coast, it’s a good idea to purchase outdoor lighting that is marine grade. This will increase its resistance to the elements and their durability.  

  • Create a plan before you purchase your lights and other decorative pieces. This will save you time and money.

  • Bunnings and Beacon Lighting both have a great selection of outdoor lighting options.

You can turn your backyard into a stunning showpiece with the right choice of outdoor lighting. For any questions or projects you want advice on or professional assistance with, please contact us at any time. Your trusted Sunshine Coast Electricians.