There are several advantages to putting your outdoor lights on timers. Whether converting existing switches for porch and patio lights, or utilizing plug-in timers for holiday and other temporary light displays, both are relatively simple and inexpensive.
Additionally, as we face the climate crisis, more towns and cities will likely adopt ordinances around outdoor light use. This was recently done in Ann Arbor, where holiday displays must be turned off between midnight and 6 a.m.
Let’s explore the benefits of outdoor light timers.
Savings: By programming your lights to activate and deactivate when needed, you know your lights are on only when you want them to be. This in and of itself should translate to savings on your electric bill. No more forgetting to turn off the lights in the morning or needing to leave a light on for an unnecessary length of time when you’re not home or even out of town.
Safety and Security: With lights on when they are needed, you and your family members don’t have to risk coming home to a dark house. Plus you still have the comfort of easily helping to protect your home at night.
Energy Saving: As we face the climate crisis, doing everything we can to cut down on unnecessary energy use is vitally important for the health of our planet for future generations.
Convenience: Turning lights on and off in a timely fashion is one less task to think about; you don’t even need to be home!
If you’re considering putting your outdoor lights on timers, a licensed electrician can help you make the switch to your switches. It’s a simple change that will save you money and energy, and make life a little easier. Give our team a call!