Running Power Outdoors

A whopping 93 percent of Americans spend their time inside their homes. Whether we enjoy quality time with our loved ones or we are busy throughout the day, by the end of the night, we have no choice but to call it lights out. The dark might not be for everyone, but there are many ways to illuminate and have outdoor power throughout your residential property or commercial space. There are many uses and benefits to having outdoor lighting, all while saving the environment and your wallet. With a few simple upgrades from the experts, running power outdoors is not as hard as you may think. 

Outdoor extension cords 

There are never enough hours in the day. As humans, we aim to have a productive schedule before the sunsets. Luckily, the day can continue with the use of outdoor extension cords. Bulbs will shine bright, but only for a limited time due to trip hazards and GFCI circuit breaker issues. Reading and following basic safety precautions is always highly advised, such as looking that the watts and cord length match and following safety measures like unplugging cords when not in use. 

Using a receptacle 

Installing a receptacle is another way to get outdoor power going. It might require a few holes on the walls to make way for the cable and ring. Though it is a somewhat lengthy process, professional installation is highly recommended, as there is proper coding to follow. An added GFCI protection, if not grounded properly, can cause electrical shock. 

Running a branch circuit 

To properly run a branch circuit, it begins in the power panel leading to the sub-panel where the branch circuit makes its way to reach outdoor power. The receptacles and lights are especially useful for outdoor lighting. Homeowners enjoy working on late outdoor projects and also help for safety reasons as they are motion-activated. 

Better Solutions 

The great outdoors will require our help to illuminate surroundings just as much as the inside of our homes do. However, running power outdoors is only meant as a short-term solution. Professional electricians can carefully update permanent outdoor fixtures as they are certified and have the proper equipment to do so. Outdoor lighting is strategically installed throughout your property for ultimate safety and comfort in mind. Technicians will also use adjustable LED features and easily troubleshoot if necessary. 

Light up the outside of your home or business with new permanent upgrades. If you are in need of any residential or commercial electrical services or LED lighting in Baldwin County or Mobile, Alabama look no further than Professional Electric! Visit us online at and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter! We are available 24/7 for emergency services! Call (251) 473-5788 and remember, when it comes to your electrical needs, Keep It Professional!

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