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Electrical Contractor Services: A Guide

When the lights go out, it can really disrupt your life. If you are worried about the electrical systems in your home, you have come to the right place. This blog is designed to be a handy resource which will help you to understand how the electrical system in your home work, some of the common issues which can affect it, and the ways in which an electrical contractor can help you to get things up and running again. While we don't make any claim to be professionals, we have done lots and lots of research. We hope you enjoy reading this blog.


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One way to boost your home is to enhance the lighting in different areas, both inside and outside. You will need an electrician to wire the lights, and they can help with the setup and design. Here are some ideas.


You can make a room look stunning with a chandelier, which the electrician can install with a light switch and a dimmer for brightness control. Chandeliers add visual interest with their arrangement of multiple light globes. You can connect a modern, traditional or funky design, such as one that looks like a twisted branch with fairy lights.


A kind of light that is the opposite of a chandelier is a downlight. These lights are recessed into a hole cut into the ceiling plaster. The downlight thus sits flush with the plaster and doesn't protrude into the room, creating a seamless look. While a chandelier is a decorative focal point, the purpose of downlights is to be as unobtrusive as possible.

An electrician can help you work out how many downlights you need for a room, which will depend on how large and bright it is.

One thing you need to be careful of with downlights is making certain that they're not encircled by combustible materials in the ceiling cavity, such as insulation, as this could start a house fire. The electrician might install a barrier around the light to separate it from its surroundings. LED downlights don't generate as much heat as halogen lights, making them safer.

Outdoor Lights

An electrician can also help you with outdoor lighting. When you set it up, consider what effects you want. Do you want task lighting to brighten up a path, accent lighting to beautify a tree or security lighting to make the garden brighter and safer?

You have a choice of various options, which the electrician can elaborate on. Bollard lights are globes on short posts inserted into the ground, typically set alongside a path or driveway. You should aim to illuminate the path without making it glaring. You can put the bollard lights on both sides of the pathway at uniform intervals or create a zigzag pattern by interspersing the lights on either side.

Additionally, you can connect spike lights, which are globes mounted on a spike that can be pushed into the soil. 

For security purposes, you can install a flood light with a wide beam that spans a large area of the garden. You can fit a security light on high spots on a building or on a pole.

Contact an electrician for more information.