Shorter days mean you need outdoor lights to find your way without tripping. So take this opportunity to swap burned-out incandescents for LED bulbs, which screw right into your existing fixtures. For a bright beam that’s equal to a 75-watt incandescent, try Sylvania's Ultra High-Performance Series LED Narrow Flood, $50; Lowe's
. While pricey, LEDs are more durable and use 75 percent less energy than incandescents. They can also last 22 years or more, so you
may never have to climb a ladder to change a burned-out bulb again.