Everything You Need to Know About LED Lighting

In today’s home design industry, trends come and go just as they always have, but certain features seem to have staying power. LED lighting certainly falls into this category. Once LED bulbs hit the scene, their popularity skyrocketed and has not dropped-off since. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading the lighting in your house, now is a great time. As you read on, you’ll learn more about the perks of LED lighting and why you should choose it for your upcoming project.


The LED lighting is extremely energy efficient.


More homeowners than ever before are trying to go green when they remodel their houses. LED light bulbs are more energy efficient than any other bulb option. As a matter of fact, in regard to municipal usage, certain cities have found that they can save about 75% of their typical electric expenses simply by switching their street lights to LED bulbs. Imagine what will happen to your own residential electric bill by making this simple change!


LED’s last for many years.


Changing light bulbs is a pain, especially if you have high ceilings or a significant number of recessed fixtures in your home. LED bulbs virtually eliminate this chore, as they are generally rated to last for approximately 50,000 hours of use. To put this in perspective, CFL bulbs last about 8,000 hours, while traditional incandescent have to be replaced after around 1,200 hours. This alone is reason enough for many homeowners to considering making the switch to LED lighting throughout their residences.


LED lights are more customizable than other options.


One of the biggest perks of LED lights is that they allow for customized lighting schemes that are designed specifically to suit homeowners’ unique needs. They are easy to dim and brighten as needed, making them ideal to create different ambiances in versatile spaces, such as master bedrooms. They are also available in a variety of colors; some bulbs can even change from one hue to another. This is fun for kids’ playrooms and can add a unique touch in other types of spaces, like walk-in showers.


Here at Brunelli Electrician, we enjoy working with new residential clients who are interested in using LED lighting to change the overall look and feel of their homes. When you choose to work with our team, you will have guidance every step of the way as your home’s lighting scheme is put together. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to meeting you soon!

The Benefits of Exterior and Landscape Lighting

If you’re considering installing exterior landscape lighting, you may be wondering if it’s worth the cost. Let’s review some of the amazing benefits that come with exterior lighting.

Transform the Appearance of Your Home

The most obvious benefit of these outdoor lighting options are the visual benefits. If you’re trying to sell your home, adding exterior lights helps add a lot of curb appeal. If you’re enjoying the lights yourself, you’ll find that they highlight the architecture on your home in ways you’ve never seen before. Adding this architectural appeal will bring new life into your home and remind you of why you fell in love with it in the first place.

Make your Space More Functional

Outdoor lighting allows you to better utilize the outdoor space of your home. It can create a new space for entertaining guests, or simply relaxing outside after a long day of work. Create an oasis for yourself and guests using the right lighting to transform the space.

Improve the Safety of Your Home

Adding exterior lighting is a proven way to deter intruders. Lighting offers nowhere for them to hide, and it will make you feel safer as you venture outside during the late night or early mornings. Investing in outdoor lighting not only improves your house in a fun way but in a practical safe way as well.

Built-in Décor

You have the ability to create built-in décor with your outdoor lighting. Create an artistic array of lights which will further transform your outdoor space, and save money on décor pieces. Rather you’re a homeowner or a commercial property owner, there is no better investment than something that serves a dual purpose.

If you’re considering adding outdoor lighting to your space, remember that it is a long-time investment worth making. Exterior lighting lasts for a long time and provides so many additional benefits, a one-time cost, when they’re installed, seems more than reasonable. There are many different lighting options so you can find one that fits into your budget and space perfectly. If you’re unsure of where to start, contact a local electrician who specializes in exterior lighting. They can come to view the space you have to work with and help you choose a lighting option that best fits your needs while highlighting the best architectural aspects of your space. Adding exterior lighting will increase the overall value of your space and add functionality at the same time.

How to Protect Your Outdoor Outlets

Outdoor power outlets can be a convenient source of electricity not only for leisure and entertainment purposes but for getting the chores done outside without the hassle of extension cords. Electrical outlets outdoors make your life easy since they can supply your landscape lighting, power up a lawn mower, charge your phone, and so on. However, by failing to properly maintain these outlets, you’re risking to not only damage your equipment but create a dangerous hazard to your home and family. There are several tips electricians recommend to properly protect and maintain your outdoor outlets.


First of all, there’s only one type of power outlets that’s okay for the outdoor use. Per requirement of National Electrical Code, the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) power outlets are used for safety. This type of outlets is equipped with “TEST” and “RESET” buttons and has “WR” letters imprinted, meaning they are “weather-resistant”.


Weatherproof covers are mandatory for outdoor outlets. The generic flip-up tabs often come together, but they only protect outlets from moisture and dirt when the outlets are not in use. One of the newer requirements of the National Electrical Code is so-called “bubble covers”. It’s just another weatherproof addition, protecting your outlets against moisture and allowing you to use them safely even during inclement weather. Bubble covers provide a deep lid all over the outlet, letting a plugged-in cord run out of the bottom.


If you just moved into a new home that already comes with outdoor outlets, don’t just assume they are working properly. Make sure to schedule a safety inspection with us!


The spring is fast approaching, and soon enough we’ll be spending way more time outdoors, enjoying the longer daylight and warmer weather. Protect your home and your family by ensuring the safe and proper operation of outdoor outlets. Here at Philip M. Brunelli Jr. Master Electrician, we can install, repair or inspect outdoor outlets in the area of Franklin, MA.

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Why You Should Invest In Landscape Lighting


Enhance Your Homes Visual Aesthetic

Landscape lighting can show off the interesting details of your home’s architecture, accentuating your front door and showing off your beautiful landscaping. This lighting can make a home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood at night, creating a more inviting and homey feeling.

Expand the Usability of Your Outdoor Spaces

Summer is all about grilling and hanging outdoors. In this case, landscape lighting is essential. You will most likely use your outdoor patio or pool deck area more if it is well lit and you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Increase the Safeness in Your Yard

Landscape lighting for either a home or office can decrease the chances of you or a guest tripping or falling on an outdoor walkway when it’s dark out. It can also decrease the chances of your home or business being broken into. Thieves will usually chose a dark house as an easy target, making well-lit houses unattractive to them. Although it can’t prevent crime, it can make a criminal think twice before trying to break in.

Here at Philip M. Brunelli Electrician, we have significant experience in installing landscape lighting for residential and commercial buildings. If you’re looking to install landscape lighting in your home or business, contact us today! 508-400-5571