Outdoor lighting has gone through quite the evolution in the last decade and is now an essential addition to any residential and commercial property. Installing adequate outdoor lighting goes beyond decorative ambiance and provides safety, security, and discourages crime.
One of the most common outdoor lighting options are LED lights. LEDs, short for light-emitting diodes, have skyrocketed in popularity because of their versatility and affordability. If you aren’t familiar with LED lighting and still think that they resemble a string of Christmas lights, get ready to have your mind blown. LED lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Let’s review some of the benefits of installing outdoor LED lighting at your home or business.
How LED Lighting Can Transform Your Outdoor Living Space
While most homeowners install external lighting to lend atmosphere to an outdoor living area and create a relaxing entertainment space, they soon find out just how important outdoor lighting is to the entire exterior of their property. From pathways to staircases, front doors, driveways, patios, and al fresco dining areas, strategically placed outdoor lights can make all of the difference at night. Here are just a few benefits of outdoor LED lighting.
One of the biggest perks of installing outdoor LED lighting is how little energy they use. The average LED bulb uses 10 vs. 60 watts with incandescent bulbs. These little powerhouses last 25x longer and use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting, especially LEDs that have the ENERGY STAR rating attached to them. By installing LED lighting throughout your home, both indoors and outdoors, you can maximize the energy savings.
According to Energy.gov, if the United States switched to the widespread use of LED lighting, it could make the single greatest impact on nationwide energy savings. By 2027, the widespread use of LED lighting could save the electrical output equivalent of 44 large power plants, with a total savings of $30 billion at today’s electricity prices. Given those statistics alone, it should be convincing enough to switch to LEDs over traditional lighting options.
LED light bulbs last longer than incandescent, halogen, and CFL bulbs. If you’re ever had to change a traditional lightbulb, you’ve probably noticed that they burn extremely hot. Heat is the enemy efficiency. The cooler the bulb, the longer the lifespan, and LEDs are about as cool as they come. Since LEDs use a semiconductor to transform electricity into light, they put off less heat.
Incandescent bulbs are inefficient because the heat they generate puts so much strain on the wiring, circuits, and filaments, which means they need to be replaced more often. Outdoor LED lighting uses plastic instead of glass, that makes them durable and much better suited to handle extreme temperature fluctuations and inclement weather.
Metal-halide lights that are typically used to illuminate streets, sidewalks and entryways that tend to dim over time. But LED lights retain their brightness and crank out more lumens, as long as the diode is being fed electricity. One may not think this, but the outdoor LED lighting of today is so bright that they make excellent floodlights and can be used as security lights for the exterior of your home.
Versatile Mood Lighting
If you have an eye for flare and enjoy mood lighting on another level, outdoor LED lights are the best fit for you! LED lighting allows homeowners the freedom to change the color from red to blue, purple, and green, all in the same grouping of lights. You can customize it for the holidays or your favorite sports team. How’s that for versatility?
Outdoor LED Lighting Options
LED lights are now manufactured for a wide range of outdoor uses. From yard lights to hanging LED pendant lights, solar-powered LEDs, and even LEDs fashioned for decorative wall sconces, the possibilities are endless. If you want to transform the exterior of your home or business with affordable and long lasting lighting solutions, LEDs are the way to go. Be sure you contact an electrician that has experience with installing outdoor LED lighting and how to outfit each area of your home with the right LEDs to suit every need and occasion.
Contact a Licensed Electrician for Outdoor LED Lighting Installation
Express Electrical is taking steps to follow CDC guidelines to the letter in regards to COVID-19. We are enacting added safety precautions to ensure our customers and their home environments are left undisturbed. Express Electrical considers our customers family and wants to give you the peace of mind you deserve in this trying time.
Express Electrical Services encourages homeowners to convert their home into an energy-efficient property. LED lighting is an excellent way to accomplish that. We offer superior Los Angeles lighting installation and rewiring services. Both will add value to your property and save you money in the long run. To find out more, call us today at 323.727.7799.