Halloween Lighting Tips

Monday, October 22, 2018
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The lighting professionals at Lakepointe Electric want all Michigan residents to have a fun and safe Halloween. So, if you are decorating your home in a ghoulish fashion to celebrate the season, follow a few simple tips to maximize your display while minimizing risk for trick-or-treaters and other visitors. Lakepointe Electric is a leading provider of electrical services in Shelby Twp., Birmingham, MI, and the surrounding areas, so we understand how to optimize commercial and residential lighting systems. So, trust Lakepointe Electric for your lighting needs.

Five Halloween Lighting Tips from Lakepointe Electric

Here are five important pointers for homeowners who want to celebrate Halloween with a special light display.

Install an Emergency Lighting System

You never know when a lighting system may fail, so always have a backup plan that includes emergency lighting to prevent falls and injuries. It is also a good idea to install a home standby generator in case the power goes out while visitors (such as trick-or-treaters) are on your property.

Exercise Caution when Hanging Lights

Test all lights before putting them up to minimize ladder time. And, speaking of ladders, use a sturdy one when hanging lights and always make sure that you have a spotter in case you lose your balance.

Be Mindful of Extension Cords

When setting up your Halloween display, try to keep extension cords well-hidden. This serves two purposes. First, it keeps pedestrians from tripping on them. In addition, you will achieve a more visually appealing scene if unsightly cords are kept out of the picture.

Incorporate a Few Black Lights

This is an easy trick to add depth and visual appeal to your display. Because black lights make whites and neon colors glow, your trick-or-treaters and other guests will likely be entranced by the blacklight effect in your yard.

Post Warning Signs if Using Strobe Lights

Those who go all out for Halloween know that there is no better combination for a dramatic display then strobe lights and a fog machine. However, strobe lights spell trouble for individuals who are prone to seizures. So, post an easy-to-spot warning sign in the interest of keeping everyone safe and comfortable.

Contact Lakepoint Electric for the Best in Residential Lighting Systems, Emergency Lighting Systems, and Home Standby Generators

Call Lakepointe Electric at (586) 930-5653 for a FREE quote on a commercial or residential generator or your next commercial or residential lighting project. Or, you can reach out to us with any questions through the contact form on our website.