The official beginning of summer might still be nearly two months away, but when it comes to your outdoor lighting, it’s never too early to begin preparing for the season. At Southern Lights, our lighting showroom is filled with landscape fixtures, porch lights, and everything else you need to make your yard and the front of your house look great this summer.

Whether you have outdated fixtures, broken lights, or simply need more illumination in a certain part of your yard, finding new lighting now can help you get ready for a busy summer of neighborhood barbecues, evening porch sitting, and other relaxing outdoor activities.

Upgrading Your Lighting Style

Depending on when your home was built, the lighting may have only been updated a couple of times, at best. When it comes to your outdoor lights, it’s important to think about the last time they were upgraded. If your porch light looks like it’s straight out of the 1980s, then let our staff help you find a more modern option.

You may have a particular lighting style that you like, such as Rustic or Victorian. If your current outside lights are a mish-mash of several styles, then take this opportunity to add the style that you want. A unified lighting design can make the exterior of your home more appealing and more inviting.

Broken Light Fixtures

Minnesota winters can wreak havoc on your property, and while you may have added new outdoor lights during the winter, it’s important to check to make sure each one is still working. Older lights may have stopped functioning during the colder months of the year, and foot traffic over the snow may have left some ground-level lighting in less-than-ideal shape.

Replacing broken light fixtures now means that everything will be ready to go once summer arrives. You’ll have light for your sidewalks, your porch, your back deck, and more, all in the right positions and with the right bulbs.

New Lights for New Areas

Perhaps one of your projects this spring is to finish that back deck or finally get that pergola built over the back patio. You want to get these projects done now so that you can enjoy them during the summer, and if your “summer” starts around Memorial Day, then you only have a few weeks.

With these new areas, you’ll want to think about what type of outdoor lighting you’ll need to illuminate them. You don’t need a ton of light, but an outdoor ceiling fan or chandelier in the right spot can make a big difference. You’ll have to take into consideration what type of wiring you have in place and whether it makes more sense to add dedicated lights or lights that can be plugged into an outdoor outlet.

Find New Lighting Today

If you’re getting the outside of your home ready for summer, then make sure you don’t forget about your exterior lighting. Our showroom has a great selection of outdoor fixtures, and our team would love nothing more than to help you choose your new lights.

We look forward to seeing you soon!