With spring in gear in Muskoka, it's time to enjoy more outdoor pursuits after a long Ontario winter. You might be in the process of planting spring annuals, cleaning up patios for seasonal enjoyment, and getting your pool ready for some summer splashing and swimming.
While you’re fixing up the outdoor spaces in your home, you might want to consider upgrading your outdoor lighting. Not only will outdoor lighting create a safer and more functional area, but it also adds ambiance and lets you take full advantage of your outdoor amenities. Keep reading below for three ways to create the right atmosphere for any nighttime outdoor activity with light.
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What's better than conversation outdoors while enjoying the cool of a Muskoka summer evening? When you're enjoying it with soft lighting that sets a relaxed mood. Create a new view in your backyard by featuring trees, gardens, and outdoor features with light. Make steps safer and dramatic with step lights, use path lights to create a beautiful walkway, and use landscape lights to hint at your new seasonal color in the gardens.
Fountains and babbling recirculating water features create their own ambiance with sound. Set them off with integrated lights that put a shine on the water. For even more flair, LED color-changing lights can create a show that will please your guests and set a mood, from festive to relaxed. If you have a pool, these lights can create a visual centerpiece for your body of water.
If you have an outdoor grill or kitchen, good light is essential to grilling and preparing the perfect dish. Shine a bullet light or two on your cooking area, or use hanging lights if appropriate. Create a pretty view around your kitchen with landscape lights like tiki lights.
You could have many switches to turn all these lights on and off, but lighting control is a much better solution. With lighting control, you can create pre-set scenes for activities like swimming or entertaining outdoors that you can activate with the press of a button. For more control, manage your lights with an app on your smartphone. Then, for ultimate convenience, set automated schedules to turn lights off and leave some on for safety overnight.
There’s a power to repurposing. Connect E3 is partnering with Habitat Restore in Bracebridge, and with them, we’ve helped divert more than 1,300 tons of electronic waste from landfills in 2021. If you have home electronics to dispose of, we’ll make sure they’re recycled to help build a brighter future. If you are interested in upgrading your outdoor lighting or disposing of your electronics responsibly, don't hesitate to contact us here!
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