Once you have a garden, a yard, or any outdoor space, you should consider outdoor lighting options. Although you may believe that it is simple, good outdoor lighting options cannot only make your house safer but also save you much money on your electric bill. There are many options such as low-voltage lighting, spot lights, can lighting, photo eyes, pole lights motion detectors. What is the best choice for your outdoor lighting? In the following, we will discuss some typical options you can choose from.
Outdoor Solar Lighting
Outdoor solar lighting is a perfect option which can decorate your outdoor space but also save your energy bill. You can choose a solar security light and mount it on a wall or a pole or in a flower garden. I bought some solar path lights and installed them along my pathway and driveways. When it gets dark, they will automatically turn themselves on and I’ve admitted that it is very beautiful at night in my yard. You can also choose other types of solar lighting, such as solar flood lights, solar spot lights, solar string lights, solar post lights etc. You can choose them according to your requirements. Generally, they use LED bulbs, so it is very efficient.
LED Outdoor Lighting
LED outdoor lighting is a very good energy-saving option. LED bulbs have many advantages. One is that they are not affected by temperature. Even the cold weather cannot hamper them, but the CFL’s or fluorescent lighting may not work in the cold winter. What’s more, LED bulbs have a long lifetime. They can last up to 50,000 hours. Therefore, they don’t need to replace often. They are also extremely bright and efficient, which can save your energy. Nowadays, countless lights are using LED bulbs.
Outdoor Wall Lighting
Outdoor wall lighting is very popular on most homes. You may find that many family use wall-mounted light by every of the exterior doors (like garage doors) for their automobiles. Outdoor wall lights may have incandescent light bulbs and you also can choose ones with newer CFL or LED light bulbs to, which can reduce your energy bill. Security lights are also very helpful. Generally, they are mounted on the wall and they can have detectors or photo eyes, so they can turn the lights on and off according to the sounds around.
Low Pressure Sodium Outdoor Lighting
If you need to cast a large area of lighting, low pressure sodium lighting or LPS lighting is the best choice. You can mount one on a pole or the wall of a building to illuminate your driveway or barn lot. These light fixtures don’t cost you much because they are so inexpensive. Generally, they have photo eyes to make sure they will be turned on at dusk and turned off during the day. The only disadvantage is that they don’t ramp up to full brightness, but you need to wait for a moment.
Outdoor Can Lighting
If you want to use some lighting to decorate your home, outdoor can lighting is a good option. These lights are placed in the overhang, so they can glow in a special way that displays the area of your house. However, they are prone to attract bugs. Therefore, it is not recommended to hang them above your entry door but place them away from your door to attract bugs. There are also many color options, charging options you can choose and the effect can be easily changed at will.