Benefits of Outdoor Light Timers


Are you considering upgrading to 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 are relatively simple and inexpensive.


Additionally, in the near future more towns and cities will likely adopt ordinances around outdoor light use. For example, this was recently done in Ann Arbor, where holiday displays must be turned off between midnight and 6 a.m.


Let’s explore some 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 in and of itself will translate to savings on your electric bill. No more forgetting to turn off the lights in the morning, or needing 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 always on when they are needed, you and your family members don’t have to risk coming home to a dark house. Plus you still have the comfort of easily helping to protect your home at night.

  3. Energy Saving: 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!


As you can see, there are some great benefits to putting your outdoor lights on timers. A licensed electrician will be happy to help you upgrade your switches. It’s a simple change that will save you money and energy, and make life a little easier.