The right outdoor lighting can turn a plain old backyard into your own personal oasis into the night, however it’s important to consider function in addition to form when you’re looking at the perfect outdoor lighting design. And, if you truly love the great outdoors, then an important factor to consider is how to light up the night in an energy-efficient way that will keep our green spaces “green”. Luckily, the answer to your efficiency conundrum is simple with outdoor LED lighting.
LED or Light Emitting Diode is the most energy efficient and reliable options on the market, relying on the flow of electrons through a semi-conductor to emit light to brighten your space. According to Treehugger – a single LED bulb can “reduce energy consumption by 80-90% and last around 50,000 hours or 15-20 years.” That not only results in lower energy consumption on your part, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Roughly, one LED bulb will minimize greenhouse gas emissions by almost half a ton, resulting in a smaller impact on the environment, but on your wallet as well.
While LED bulbs are generally more expensive up front than their halogen or incandescent counterparts, their energy efficiency and long lifespan (5-10 times longer than their competitors) make them a better investment. And it produces better looking light.
Another important factor to keep in mind when contemplating outdoor lighting is safety, and LED outdoor lighting outperforms its competitors in this category, too. Because LED bulbs burn much cooler than traditional light bulbs, they’re less likely to succumb to combustion during the hot summer months. And they are safe for plants, animals and the kids. Because they’re manufactured using strong epoxy instead of glass, LED outdoor lighting also offers much greater weather resistance than other bulbs.
The benefits of outdoor LED lighting don’t stop there. These bulbs are known or their color rendition, meaning that they illuminate objects in a way that stays true to their natural color, as opposed to giving off a yellow hue like their more traditional counterparts, resulting in an effect that’s similar to natural daylight.
If you need more convincing, consider the fact that outdoor LED lighting attracts fewer bugs than traditional lights do, meaning that you can have worry-free gatherings without lighting hoards of citronella candles and layering on the bug spray.
Whether you’re in the market for a brand-new lighting system, or upgrade your outdated lights Asheville Lightscaping can help you beautify your space in an environmentally friendly and efficient way using outdoor LED lighting.