Light It Up Electric Blog
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on August 8, 2012
In this post we will discuss types of outdoor lighting. In my opinion there’s nothing more beautiful than well done outdoor lighting. It can enhance the beauty of your home as well as create inviting atmospheres for your family and guests to enjoy. Most of us understand task lighting and safety lighting, we put up lights around our driveway and front porch, but there’s much more to think about here. Read on for some basic ideas for lighting the exterior areas of your home.
Outdoor lighting can be divided into four categories
Security lighting: This lighting is used for lighting up the vulnerable areas of your property. It is advisable though to keep it away from the living areas so it’s not distracting, as the lights used are bright, and often motion activated. You can also have a manual on/off switch for your lighting so that you can override automatic illumination. ’There have been many studies done that support the idea that light creates security, you won’t want to overlook this important area.’
Task lighting: This type of lighting is for specific purposes such as outdoor grilling or walking safely up and down steps and along paths. Task lighting should be kept between your eyes and the object that needs to be lighted. See to it that it does not glare, as an overly bright light will blind rather than guide. ’There are so many beautiful choices for task lighting, from lighted walkways to flickering gas look lights around the front of your home.’
Accent lighting: This can create a dramatic effect, or highlight an unusual feature. For example, uplighting can illuminate an interesting piece of statuary. Silhouetting can be achieved by keeping the light between the object and your fence or wall. General or ambient lighting can display overall lighting so that people feel comfortable and look good. ’One of the most beautiful types of lighting is accent lighting, shining in the trees, or on your home, ask us for help to find just the right accent light for you.’
Moonlighting or starlight – You can also imitate moonlight or starlight for creating magical lighting. Moonlighting can be produced by putting outdoor lights in trees. The lights should be pointing downward to create a dappled effect, as if the area were lit by a full moon. And what could be more beautiful than natures own gift to us – stars in the night! This can be imitated by suspending tiny lights in the branches of a tree to create a sparkling night time canopy, or by using flickering candles, sprinkled here and there throughout the space. ’Isn’t this a beautiful idea, like something one might see in a magazine, and it’s all done with lights.’ Source: http://www.innovativeministry.org/outdoor-lighting-tips-for-your-home/
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on January 1, 2012
Homeowners who received new appliances or electronic devices for Christmas may be nearing the point of frustration by now. Although almost every box assures the consumer that installation will be easy, most people discover that this is just not true for the untrained novice.
If electrical wiring for new residential or commercial computers or other electronic devices are giving you trouble, it may be time to call in an expert.
Light It Up Electric can provide insured and licensed technicians to get your new Christmas gifts up and running properly. If this requires the installation of new dedicated circuits, our electricians are fully capable of providing them.
We can assist with flat panel TV plugs and mounting, and we can also complete a spa hook up or troubleshoot a hot tub hook up. Our master electrician can even help with the installation of appropriate pool table lighting. Whether you need a new treadmill circuit installed or a tanning bed plug moved to a new location, we will get it done in a timely manner.
Sometimes adding a new appliance to a house can cause an additional load on an older switch box. If you are having trouble with flickering lights or a breaker tripping since Christmas, it may be time to call for a trouble shooting visit.
Our company has a presence on the web at www.LightItUpElectric.net, and we can also be found on Twitter and Facebook. Instead of battling electrical problems on your own, let our company deal with any frustrating issues for you.
Light It Up Electric is highly experienced in commercial and residential electrical service and repair. We proudly serve Frisco, Allen, McKinney and the surrounding area. As a member of the Better Business Bureau, we treat our customers as if they were members of our own family, and family safety is one of the most important parts of our business.
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on October 10, 2011
Families in Frisco and Little Elm certainly have a wide choice of electricians! Open up the phone book and you’ll see page after page of individuals and businesses that insist they are THE BEST choice. However, deciding who make the repairs or updates to your home is not a choice to be made blindly. Here are some things to consider when deciding on an electrician.
1) The depth and breadth of their experience.
Light It Up Electric is owned by a Master Electrician with over ten years experience in the North Dallas area, including several homes and businesses in Frisco and Little Elm. Our Master Electrician has completed indoor electrical work including media room lighting, kitchen lighting, custom lighting, wall lighting, and even having coax cable installed. We can also help make your home or business safer with GFI outlets, whole house surge suppressors, and generator installation. Outside the home, we can make your home more enjoyable with outdoor kitchen electrical or hot tub hook up, and safer with security lighting and landscape lighting. For our business customers, we can install track lighting or canister lighting in your business, and perform electrical repair as necessary.
2) The integrity of the business.
Light It Up Electric is pleased to offer references of past work completed upon request. We are licensed and insured, and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. You can read some of our testimonials here on this website. We offer a free estimate for all work to be performed so there are never any unpleasant surprises.
If you would like to hear more, send us an email at LightItUpElect@aol.com or a message on Facebook. We will be glad to discuss what we can do for your electrical needs!
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on June 6, 2011
If you own a home or a business in the North Dallas area, our Master Electrician and his team can service all of your electrical needs, indoors and out. We service many areas north of Dallas, including Highland Village, Corinth, Denton, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, Farmers Branch, Plano, Allen, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper, McKinney, Plano, Allen, Lewisville, and Flower Mound, as well as the surrounding vicinity. If you are a homeowner, we can service both indoor and outdoor residential electrical needs. We have experience with landscape lighting, arbor electrical, and tree lighting. Inside the home we can offer service for something as simple as installing a dimmer switch or as complex as a custom lighting job. If you have larger items in your home that require dedicated circuits, we can install the dedicated outlet for you. For business owners, we can do a tenet finish out, security lighting, or complete a generator installation for you.
Light It Up Electric has proudly been servicing the North Dallas area for well over 10 years. Our Master Electrician and his team will perform a free estimate for any job done; we will come to you and discuss your plans, and give you a realistic expectation of cost. Contact us today and see what we can do for you!
Posted By: Natasha Guernsey on June 6, 2011
Home should be a place of refuge, a sanctuary from the outside world after a long day’s work. There are many things homeowners in Frisco and Little Elm can do to help make their home more relaxing. Consider installing a spa hook up or a hot tub hook up to make your home feel more like a day spa. Tanning beds can also be relaxing, and for some the money spent on a quality tanning bed, along with the installation of a tanning bed outlet, is an investment that will reap returns. When used during the winter months, tanning beds can not only help you maintain a healthy glow year round, but also help ward off winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.
Don’t forget about the possibilities outside the home to make your home more welcoming! Landscape lighting, tree lighting and pathway lighting can go a long way in creating a welcoming first impression. Imagine coming home after dark to a home with beautiful exterior lighting. Updating your patio electrical system with additional exterior outlets can also add additional functionality to your deck or patio. If you enjoy cooking, consider also installing an outdoor kitchen electrical system to allow you to cook outdoors.
Light It Up Electric wants to help you turn your Frisco or Little Elm house into a sanctuary. We can come to you and perform a free estimate before beginning any work. To learn more about our Master Electrician and his team, visit us online at LightItUpElectric.net. You can also find us on the internet at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We are licensed and insured and are proud to carry an Accredited Business rating from the Better Business Bureau. Email us at email@example.com to set up an appointment. We look forward to discussing your plans and turning them into a reality for you and your family.