The Benefits of Automatic Timers

Automatic timers are great for outdoor lighting for a number of reasons, but most of all: Convenience! There’s nothing better than coming home to an already lit and welcoming home after a long day away. With automatic timers, you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn them off when you leave for work in the morning or on when it gets dark—the timer does all the heavy lifting for you.

A lot of people also like to have outdoor lighting on an automatic timer while they are away on vacation, because it gives the appearance that the home is not empty, which may deter break-ins. Regardless of the neighborhood you live in, if your home stays dark and quiet for a few nights in a row, a break-in may be more likely. But if your outdoor lighting kicks on at dusk each night while you’re away, you won’t have to worry about an empty-looking home.

Another thing to consider with automatic timers is the money you’ll save! If you forget to turn off your outdoor lighting when you leave the house for the day and then forget a few more times, your energy bills could increase significantly. Automatic timers will ensure that your lights shine for exactly the amount of time you intend them to and not a moment longer. This will also prevent burnt out bulbs; another extra expense.

And, we forgot to mention the best part: Automatic timers are super easy to install! Visit the Illuminations USA online store to get started on your next home project or call our Central Florida location at 407-880-0700 to have your landscape lighting and timer installed by us.