If you are considering installing outdoor lighting it is a good idea to determine if LED would be a good option for you, the climate you live in and your lifestyle. Also, outdoor lighting is an addition not only for aesthetics but also for safety.
LED lighting is 80% more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, which is a clear advantage for LEDs because you will save money and it is good for the environment. LED also is able to create as much or as little lighting as you will need to light your yard.
LED outdoor lighting is powered in two different ways – by a low voltage electric current created by attaching a transformer to your current electricity outlet or solar power. The advantages of solar powered LED lighting are that it is the most environmentally friendly and easiest to install. However, low voltage has an advantage in that it is more reliable.
Also LED lighting is a good choice for outdoor lighting is that it is typically small in size which allows for more creativity and unique uses for creating an impressive outdoor lighting scene. They are easy to focus and can also effectively create ambient lighting.
LED lighting is available in all the options you will need to create the perfect landscape lighting plan. Available options include, but are not limited to, accent lights, pathway lights, and deck lights as well as different styles such as modern or transitional.
One thing to be aware of with LED outdoor lighting is that because it does not release much heat it can easily be snowed or iced over in cold climates. If you live in a cold area be sure to get lights designed to shed snow.