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Outdoor Light Timers

A simple change with a big impact.

As we face the climate crisis, more towns and cities will likely adopt ordinances around outdoor light use. This was recently done in Ann Arbor, where holiday displays must be turned off between midnight and 6 a.m.

With that in mind, for a relatively simple and inexpensive positive change, consider outdoor light timers. Whether converting existing switches for porch and patio lights, or utilizing plug-in timers for holiday and other temporary light displays, both have several advantages.

Benefits of outdoor light timers.

  1. Savings: By programming your lights to activate and deactivate when needed, you know your lights are on only when you want them to be. This will translate to savings on your electric bill. No more forgetting to turn off the lights in the morning or having to leave a light on for an unnecessary length of time when you’re not home or out of town.

  2. Safety and Security: With lights on when they are needed, you and your family members don’t have to risk coming home to a dark house. Plus you have the comfort of protecting your home at night.

  3. Energy Saving: As we face the climate crisis, doing everything we can to cut down on unnecessary energy use is vitally important for the health of our planet for future generations.

  4. Convenience: Turning lights on and off in a timely fashion is one less task to think about; you don’t even need to be home!

If you’re considering putting your outdoor lights on timers, a licensed electrician can help you make the switch to your switches. It’s a simple change that will save you money and energy, make life a little easier, and our future a little brighter.


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