Is your outdoor lighting ready for your vacation?

Is your outdoor lighting ready for your vacation?

Feb 15th 2014 Staff

Even though July is almost over, you and your family may not have taken your annual summer vacation yet. Everyone has been busy with work and summer activities, but you’re planning on going somewhere fun in the next few weeks. As you’re packing your suitcases, your main concerns are that you have everything you need and that the house will be secure while you’re gone. Your outdoor lighting plays an important part in home security, and that’s why it’s important to make sure it’s in good working condition before you leave.

At Southern Lights, we can help you find new exterior fixtures, along with timers, sensors, and everything else you need for your home. Visit our showroom today to get started!


Timers are an integral part of your outdoor lighting design, and they can prove indispensable when you’re on vacation. You want your lights to come on not long after the sun has set, which is why it’s important to check your timers before you leave on your trip. Perhaps you still haven’t adjusted them since Daylight Savings Time began this year, and your exterior lights are turning on way too early and shutting off way too soon. Maybe some timers are broken or they’ve been damaged during your summer landscaping work.

Replacing your timers is a key part of making sure your outdoor lights are ready for your vacation. We can help you choose new options for your home, and we’ll gladly provide recommendations, should you need them.



Most exterior light fixtures have enclosed bulbs to protect against damage from wind and weather. However, if any shade or globe has been compromised, it’s good to have it replaced before you leave. There may be lights on your garage or porch that have a shade over an exposed bulb, and these can be susceptible to damage during a storm, or a trespasser may decide to break the bulb when they’re on your property.

Updating your fixtures to those with enclosed and protected bulbs can make your home more secure while you’re on vacation. These lights will be less susceptible to damage and vandalism, and they’ll be able to do their job of illuminating your property.


Your vacation may still be a couple of weeks away, but you’re doing everything you can to get ready for it. If checking and upgrading your exterior lighting is on your list of things to do, then come to Southern Lights today. We can help you decide which timers, fixtures, and other lighting options you may need, and we’ll gladly answer your questions about installing and maintaining your outdoor lights. Above all, we want you to feel confident that your lighting will help protect your home while you’re away, and that when you come back, you’ll be greeted by the warm glow of your exterior and landscape lights.

We’re open Monday through Saturday, and a member of our team is always available to help. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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