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Tips for DIY Outdoor Lighting

Great outside lighting provides security, boosts curb appeal and creates a welcoming atmosphere for your home. If you’re thinking of taking on an at-home lighting project, JellyFish Lighting can help you get started. Check out these five do-it-yourself outdoor lighting tips to take your home’s lighting to the next level.

1. Consider Your Current Setup

What does your current exterior lighting look like? If you have a basic setup already in place, you’re ready to get to work. Most outdoor lights are low voltage, so you can safely work with the existing hardware. If you don’t have any outdoor lights, you may want to hire professional electricians to get started.

2. Plan Ahead

Create a plan for your outdoor lighting. Decide which type of bulb you’ll use — halogen or LEDs. Will you rely on solar-powered options or plug-in lights with wires? Make all of your decisions ahead of time about brightness, spacing, light temperature and more so you can dive right into your DIY project.

3. Use the Right Components

Understanding each piece of your lighting system and how they connect will ensure success. Use the correct transformer, cables and lighting fixtures to achieve the look and functionality you need. A bonus tip to keep in mind — while your fixtures are permanent, you can upgrade your bulbs to find the wattage or temperature light you want.

4. Match Your Style

With so many outdoor lighting options available, you’re sure to find lights that suit your home’s style. Choosing light fixtures that complement the rest of your home’s exterior takes your outdoor space to the next level. You’ll boost curb appeal and create an enjoyable atmosphere on your deck or patio.

5. Create Fun Light Effects

When you DIY, you have complete control over the lighting possibilities. Get creative and explore the options, from homemade fixtures to unique displays highlighting your home’s textures. You can even get customizable lights that allow you to change their color, intensity, timing and more. 

Get Permanent Outdoor Lights From JellyFish Lighting

At JellyFish Lighting, we offer permanent outdoor lighting solutions for Utah, Colorado and Texas homeowners. You can install our customizable lights yourself to create the outdoor display of your dreams. Or, our team can install your permanent accent lights for you — whatever you prefer.

Learn more about your light options from JellyFish Lighting and request a free estimate today!

Get Permanent Outdoor Lights From JellyFish Lighting