We’ve put together this short blog post to help with planning electrical items outside your home when using our online rewire calculator.
We hope you have found this series of blog post useful, this is the 8th and final blog post of this series to help assist you when planning electrical items in you your property.
This blog post should assist you when planning electrical items on the external of the property. External power and lighting is a great addition to a property giving additional practicality and security to your property.
Additional external socket outlets can be added to most external walls of your property, these socket outlets are designed to to protect the sockets from external weather conditions and typically come with an IP56 rating, meaning the socket is protected against dust and splashing of water. These sockets will also be protected by an RCD at the consumer unit meaning that they are safe to use for items such as electric lawn mowers and hedge trimmers to give additional protection to the user. These are also a great addition for a patio or outdoor entertaining are so you wont need to run extensions into the house. External sockets can also be fitted to the front of properties or near to drive ways for use with electrical items such as Jet washes and vacuum cleaners.
External lighting is a must for improving the security and practical use around the property. External lighting can also give your property the WOW factor. External lighting comes in all shapes and sizes and choosing the right types of light fitting for the application can often get confusing.
Flood lights or security lights
Flood lights or security lights typically are activated when the motion detector (PIR) picks up movement, these are great for the rear of the property where maximum light is required, these are also a great deterrent for unwanted opportunist.
Decorative lighting is often used on both the front and the rear of the property and is typically used for feature or practical lighting, these lights have a number of options when it comes to switching, a manual switch to turn them on as and when you need them, Motion detectors so the lights come on when people approach, dusk till dawn sensors so the lights come on when it goes dark and they also can be controlled via a time clock so that you can choose when the lights come on and go off.
Example Of Our Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Our team love working on external lighting projects so please get in-touch and we can help design your external lighting for adding security, practicality of just showing off to your mates.
Watch Our Video For Help Planning Outdoor Lighting & Power
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We hope you found this blog post useful. Please watch our short video and have a read of our other blogs to assist you with planning electrical items in other rooms of your property.