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Treat Mom for Mother’s Day with Improved Lighting

by Hickerson Brothers on May 3, 2018

We all want to give our mom the best for Mother’s Day. Making mom breakfast in bed, taking her shopping, and buying gifts are all great ways to celebrate the holiday. But Hickerson Brothers also recommends treating her home with improved lighting!

Lighting serves as a basic utility but can also be used for safety and aesthetics. Additionally, you can upgrade lighting to be more energy efficient. With the right lighting improvements, you can strengthen mom’s security system, increase her home’s aesthetic, and improve her energy efficiency.

Treat mom for Mother’s Day by following these lighting tips below.

Switch to LED Lighting

Mom’s deserve a fair energy bill, and one of the best ways to save money on lighting is upgrading her bulbs to LEDs. LED lighting provides suitable illumination while consuming a fraction of the energy compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. LEDs also have the longest lifespan of any other bulb, with the ability to last up to 10 years before needing a replacement. To put this in perspective, incandescent bulbs may only last up to 1 year before burning out.

When purchasing LED lighting, be sure purchase ones with an Energy Star certification. Bulbs with an Energy Star sticker signify they have reached a certain level of energy efficiency. This further helps to ensure mom is saving more energy on her lighting.

Troubleshoot any Flickering Lights

Noticing any flickering lights in mom’s home? Help troubleshoot the solution and save her from the stress! Here are some steps you can take to help diagnose potential issues with her lighting:

  • See if Bulbs are Tightened
  • Check Bulb’s Condition and Type
  • Assess the Light Switch
  • Check the Fixture’s Connection
  • Determine Voltage Fluctuation

Follow this link to learn about troubleshooting flickering lights. Or contact Hickerson Brothers to speak with an electrical professional directly!

Install New Lampshade/Lightshade

As we described, lighting can also make mom’s home a piece of art! Improve your mom’s lighting by covering ceiling and pendant lights with beautiful lampshades. Lampshades allow light to produce beautiful colors and patterns throughout a residence. There are countless designs available, so find the one that best fits her home!

Upgrade Light Switches

Aside from customizing the design, you can also change how the lighting is controlled. Replace mom’s regular light switch with a more multitalented variant. Here are just a few different types of light switches you can upgrade to:

  • Dimmer Light Switch
  • Motion Sensor Light Switch
  • Smart Light Switch
  • Light Switch/Outlet Combo
  • Timer Light Switch

After finding the right light switch for mom, be sure to contact Hickerson Brothers for affordable light switch installation services!

Install Outdoor Security Lighting

Moms can never have too much home safety! Outdoor security lighting substantially increases home safety, specifically during the night. Here are a few ways you can utilize outdoor security lighting:

  • Install Path Lighting to Brighten Walkways and Avoid Missteps.
  • Use Motion Sensor Lighting to Alert of an Unwanted Presence.
  • Utilize Flood Lights to Brighten Dark Corners and Potential Hiding Spots

When you’re ready to treat mom for Mother’s Day with outdoor security lighting, contact Hickerson Brothers for our lighting services.

Treat mom for Mother’s Day with our lighting improvement tips! And when you are ready to schedule professional lighting services, contact Hickerson Brothers today. We offer extensive lighting services for Catlett homeowners. Give us a call at 703-594-3913 to schedule an appointment.

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