If you’re already using natural gas to warm your water, keep the house heated or prepare food, it’s time to think outside the windows. Homeowners are increasingly investing in natural gas outdoor lights to add charm and value to the exterior of their home. Beyond aesthetics, low-maintenance gas lights also add a layer of protection when the sun goes down.
The soft, amber glow of gas lights is ideal for enhancing a front entrance, walkways, driveway or outdoor entertainment areas.
The soft, amber glow of gas lights is ideal for enhancing a front entrance, walkways, driveway or outdoor entertainment areas. They also cast an attractive glow to highlight and enhance landscaping.
Gas lights don’t cause harsh shadows like electric flood lighting does. The typical natural gas outdoor light gives off an illumination equal to a 60-watt light bulb. Want more light? Some models produce as much light as a 100-watt light bulb.
Natural gas lights come in a variety of styles, materials and options to fit preferences ranging from traditional to contemporary. A traditional gas lamppost or carriage lamp is a perfect addition to an elegant front entrance. Smaller gas lights can be used to illuminate a sidewalk or pathway. For a deck or patio, tiki torch styles are a good choice.
In addition to adding charm and character to your Georgia home and outdoor living space, the functionality of natural gas outdoor lights can’t be beat! Among the benefits:
- -Reliable. Because they operate without the assistance of electricity, gas lights continue to operate during an electrical outage — increasing the safety and security of your home. Models that include the automatic reignite feature will relight if the flame is blown out.
- -Don’t attract bugs. Nothing can ruin an outdoor event like a swarm of mosquitos. Gas-powered lights give off an amber glow that isn’t attractive to insects.
- -Low maintenance. There are no light bulbs to change. Plus, gas lights constructed of heavy cast aluminum and tempered glass will likely last for years with little to no maintenance.
- -Easy on and off. Gas lights can be turned on and off from inside your home with a standard light switch or with timers.
- -Energy efficient. Some models feature daylight-sensitive electric dimmer switches. These switches regulate the flow of natural gas during daylight hours and turn it up after dark — saving on fuel.
Natural gas outdoor lights should be installed by a qualified professional. To locate one near you, see the list of recommended installers at Atlanta Gas Light or call (800) 599-3770.