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Where to Install Bullet Lights Around Your Home

where to install bullet lights

If you’re wondering what bullet lights are and where you can install them around your home, this blog is for you. Check out this guide by the pros at Roman Electric to learn about the best places in your home to install bullet lights.

What Are Bullet Lights?

The term “bullet light” refers to the small and narrow fixture of the light. Bullet lights provide directional and accent lighting to highlight a specific feature in your home. These lights can also be placed outdoors, so if you have a plant, tree or fancy garden feature on your landscape, a bullet light would do a great job of highlighting it. These lights can be made from a variety of materials such as copper, brass and aluminum. In addition, LED bullet lights can last for longer periods of time without consuming a lot of energy, giving homeowners considering bullet lights an energy-efficient option!

Where Can You Install Bullet Lights Around Your Home?

  1. Highlight A Landscape Feature in Your Front Yard

If have certain features in your front yard that you want the neighbors to see, a bullet accent light might be a good option. These lights can make the exterior of your home stand out in your neighborhood and create a warmer and welcoming ambiance. However, before you install these lights, it’s best to contact a professional who can help you figure out the logistics regarding installation and wiring. In addition, call 811 before you do any digging and electrical work in your front yard. Texas811 points out where in your front yard you have utility lines, so you don’t accidentally hit them when performing any installations.

  1. Stay Safe with Flood Lights

Using flood lights is one of the most common ways to provide outdoor lighting for homes. Flood lighting is this common because it can light up driveways, streets and dark corners. This can enhance the security, safety and comfort of your home. Plus, flood lights can be modified with timers and motion sensors in order to consume energy more efficiently. Bullet lights can make great flood lights because of the intense, focused lighting they provide.

  1. Highlight A Painting in Your Living Room

If you have a specific feature in your living room such as a painting or piece of art, bullet accent lights are a great way to bring attention to it. If you have been to an art museum, you might have noticed that paintings and sculptures are emphasized with accent bullet lights, in order to be more eye-catching.  You can do the same thing in your living room to highlight you artistic abilities, while adding a unique, contemporary feel to your home.

Want to Install Bullet Lights in Your Home? Contact the Pros at Roman Electric!

If you want to learn more about where or how you can install bullet lights in your home, get in touch with Roman Electric. You can call us today 414-369-3798 or schedule a service on our website!

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

how to fix flickering lights

While flickering lights are usually a bad sign in horror movies, they’re usually not as bad in the real world. However, flickering lights can most definitely be a nuisance and prolonged exposure can lead to strain on your eyes and even headaches. To prevent this from happening, the pros at Roman Electric are here to tell you a little more about why your lights are flickering and what you can do to fix them!

1. Loose Bulb

Before you panic and call an electrician, make sure the bulb has been tightened properly in the socket. Bulbs tend to loosen overtime, so this could most likely be the reason for the flickering. If you have incandescent bulbs, you might want to wear gloves before you touch them as they radiate heat. Turn off the lights and a wait a few minutes, then carefully tighten the bulb without using excess force.

2. Old Bulb

Sometimes bulbs flicker a lot before they completely wear out and stop working. If tightening the bulb does not work, you might want to replace the old bulb with a new one. If the flickering persists after this, you might be dealing with a different problem.

3. Type of Switch or Bulb

Sometimes the problem could be with the type of bulb or switch you have. Often, homeowners will replace the bulbs with new ones or different types without replacing the switch. So, you could potentially have a standard CFL or incandescent bulb hooked up to an older dimmer switch, which could be causing problems such as flickering. To fix this problem, you might want to change the switch—if you have experience dealing with electrical problems, you can do this on your own. However, there is no harm in calling an electrician either, as they can safely do the job for you.

4. Fluctuating Voltage

You might have noticed that sometimes, turning on a heavier appliance with high wattage can cause the lights to flicker or dim for a second. If this flickering is persistent long after you have turned on the appliance, you might be dealing with a voltage fluctuation problem. Your home’s electricity supply should be between 115 and 125 volts. By using a device called a voltmeter, you can check your home’s voltage supply—if the number is higher than 125 volts, you have figured out the reason for the flickering. To fix this, consider getting 130-volt bulbs and consult an electrician.

5. Loose Wiring

Check your fixtures, bulbs and outlets for any loose or worn-out wiring. If you notice any wires are loose or old, call an electrician immediately. Loose wiring can not only cause flickering lights but electric fires, which are far more dangerous to you and your family.

Fix Flickering Lights with Roman Electric!

We hope this guide on how you can fix flickering lights was helpful. If you want to learn more about how you can fix the lights, fixtures and wiring in your home, get in touch with the pros at Roman Electric! Call us today at 414-369-3798 or schedule an appointment online!