Outdoor Lighting Installation


Outdoor lighting is just as important as indoor lighting. When the sun goes down, you shouldn’t have to stop entertaining your friends and family. Outdoor lighting is also an important safety feature. You don’t want to stumble over a paving stone attempting to find your front door in the dark. Adequate lighting makes outdoor security camera footage more useful to law enforcement in the event that anyone should attempt to burglarize or vandalize your residence. Adequate lighting alone may be enough to deter criminals.

Outdoor lighting should be strategically installed by a professional electrician for safety and optimal placement. If you’re researching outdoor lighting options, JCP Electric is the perfect place to start.

Special Considerations with Outdoor Lighting Installation

Outdoor lighting installation is drastically different from indoor lighting installation. Indoor lighting doesn’t ever come into contact with the elements. Rain and lightning will ideally never find their way inside your home. Things are different in your front or back yard, and special considerations need to be made when installing electrical for these outdoor features.

All outdoor wiring needs to be adequately protected and grounded. The idea is to prevent water from ever coming into contact with outdoor electrical components. If a big monsoon rolls through, it’s better to be safe than sorry. All outdoor outlets need to be properly grounded. Grounded outlets cut all power to the outlet in the event that something goes wrong, saving the fixture and preventing costly complications that come from significantly damaged electrical systems.

For this reason, it’s always your best bet to use a certified and experienced professional electrician for outdoor lighting installation. One small misstep on an amateur electrician’s part can result in a dangerous situation, and it simply isn’t worth the risk.

Residential Outdoor Lighting

Porch lighting and lighting for outdoor entertaining areas are both necessary features of a complete home. A porch light means you won’t need to fumble around to get your keys into the lock. Lighting on your deck or patio makes outdoor gatherings like barbecues better for everyone. You don’t need to pack it all in just because the sun went down – switch on the lights and encourage everyone to have another burger or another drink.

If you’ve installed security cameras around the perimeter of your house, you want adequate lighting in the areas covered by your surveillance. Motion sensor lights that kick on can scare away people with bad intentions, or even animals looking to make a meal of your hedges.

Landscape Lighting

Pathways and outdoor stairs benefit from landscape lighting. There is the aesthetic benefit of making your beautiful flowers and bushes visible round the clock, and there is the practical benefit of assuring that no one steps in or trips over them. Landscape lighting makes your home both beautiful and safe.

Landscape lighting requires a bit of a rhyme and a reason to be beautiful and effective. If you have your own lighting scheme in mind, we’ll be more than happy to make your vision a reality. If you aren’t sure where to start, one of our certified electricians will be happy to work with you to create the ideal landscape lighting scheme.

Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Commercial outdoor lighting keeps your parking lot safe and your storefront looking friendly for evening shoppers who’d like to stop by. Low voltage and energy efficient lighting alternatives can help to reduce the overhead costs of your business by taking a big cut out of your electricity bill.

Commercial outdoor lighting is a must for coffee shops and restaurants. Without lighting, guests outdoors will certainly have a difficult time browsing the menu. Great lighting provides opportunities for outdoor seating, allowing guests to relax and enjoy a beautiful night while you keep the refills flowing.

Adequate outdoor lighting may help to prevent accidents on your property. You want to be sure that all of your visitors can see steps, changes in terrain, or decorations that may create an obstacle in low lighting. Lighting is a safety feature you can’t afford to go without. Don’t wait until someone slips before you decide to install lights to guide visitors down a safe path.

Signs, fountains, statues, and displays that are well illuminated at night may draw the attention of potential new customers. Beautiful features will catch their eyes, and the great reviews left by your previous customers will bring them in. A little lighting can completely transform your commercial property.

Hospitality and Hotel Outdoor Lighting

Hospitality businesses and hotels make a significant portion of their annual income by hosting events, seminars, and weddings. These events usually involve celebrations and afterparties that extend long into the night. If outdoor areas aren’t properly illuminated, the festivities can’t continue.

Installing functional lighting along pathways and near stairs is important to help guests escort themselves around the property at night. Installing decorative lighting, like outdoor chandeliers and sconces, will create an ambiance of warmth and luxury. This is the feeling people crave when they reserve an event venue for an important night. These fixtures look beautiful in photos, and the right flattering light will enhance the quality of event photos.

Our electricians can help you create a beautiful and memorable experience for your guests. Hotels, country clubs, event venues, lodges, golf courses, and AirBNBs rented out for special occasions all benefit from beautiful outdoor lighting schemes.

Light Up the Night with JCP Electric

At JCP Electric, our certified, licensed, bonded, insured, and experienced Tucson electricians are ready to help you transform the exterior of your property. Whether you’re looking to enhance the warmth and comfort of your home, create the perfect outdoor experience for your hospitality guests, or set the perfect tone for an outdoor dinner at your restaurant, our crew is completely attune to your needs.

We serve residences and businesses in the Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, Marana, and Catalina Foothills areas. We’re ready to send an electrical expert to any area of Pima county. Just give us a call at 502-808-3108 when you’re ready to light up the night.

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