The tiniest of adjustments to an abode can make a big difference to the mood lighting. That is why it is important to consider if you want to install indoor or outdoor lighting fixtures.
Outdoor lighting fixtures are rugged, but they are designed to be featured on your exterior. They are made to catch the eye and stand the test of time.
Indoor lighting fixtures on the other hand are designed to make your space inviting. They rely on individual bulbs. A lot of these are motion-sensitive.
Can You Use Indoor Light Bulbs Outside?
In recent years, many people have been switching from incandescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs because of their low energy consumption.
A small number of people have been using a new type of LED light bulb that is designed to be used outdoors. These lights, known as Outdoor or weatherproof LED light bulbs, are designed to give off a brighter light and last longer.
Can Outdoor LED Light Bulbs Also Be Used Inside?
The short answer to this question is no, Outdoor LED lights should not be used indoors. They are designed to be used outside, so they should be kept in their original packaging to keep them from breaking. When left in their original packaging, they can also withstand the rain and other natural elements.
Can Outdoor Power Cords Get Wet?
The question of whether you can use an outdoor power cord outside is a popular debate among electricians. The fact of the matter is, that you cannot use a typical 120V, 15A extension cord outside without the right wire covering.
This is because if the cord is not properly insulated, it can be a safety risk.
How to Waterproof Outdoor Lights
Unfortunately, many of the most beautiful outdoor lights are not waterproof and need to be waterproofed.
There are several ways to waterproof outdoor lights, and it usually depends on the type of outdoor light and materials used.
Outdoor lights that only use cloth and metal wiring can be waterproofed with clear epoxy.
Other types of outdoor lights such as those with electrical cords and light-up bulbs, as well as those with metal or plastic as the housing, can be waterproofed with a spray can of clear coat that can be found at a hardware store.
How to Protect Outdoor Extension Cord from Rain
In order to protect our outdoor extension cord from rain, we need to use a cord cover or waterproof tape to waterproof the power cord.
Shielding is a perfect way to put a protective layer of protection on the power cord to try and keep it from being ruined by rain, minerals, and water.