Using LED garden lights comes with a number of advantages over many other types of outdoor lighting. They use minimal electricity, they are long-lasting and very durable. If you prefer not to use any electricity you can even find solar LED garden lights to fit your landscape lighting needs. With a little thought you can create a distinct and beautiful garden lighting design.
Choosing LED Garden Lights
Choosing accent lights for your garden can be almost as fun as planning the garden itself. When choosing the lights consider the size and design of the garden.
You don’t want to over light and you want to choose a style that compliments the garden and blends with the look of your yard.
LED garden lighting isn’t just for gardens, it can be used for any type of outdoor landscape lighting. They can be used for decorative or practical reasons, or a of course a combination of the two.
Decorative LED garden lights are often used to highlight landscaped areas including flower gardens or around trees. They can also be used to highlight trees, water structures like a pond, or statues in the yard.
While also serving as a source of decoration more practical uses of outdoor LED lights include the use of pathway lights, garden lights near an entryway and LED step lights. Using patio lights including things like LED string or rope lights can add greater security, functionality and aesthetic appeal to your back yard and patio.
If you have a flower garden or landscaped area near the home consider using LED wall lights to illuminate this space. You can even use colored garden wall lights to add distinction to your garden or courtyard.
Advantages of Using LEDs
LED landscape lighting has become more popular because of improvements in this technology but also because of the many advantages of this type of outdoor lighting.
The initial price of outdoor LED lights may seem high, but in the long run they are more cost effective than other types of lights. They consume less energy so they save you each month on your electric bill. But they also last much longer than other lights so you won’t need to replace them very often; they should last several years.
When you do need to replace them they are easier to dispose of than CFLs because LED garden lights don’t contain mercury. Along with lower energy consumption and lasting so long this makes them an environmental choice.
LED outdoor lights are safer and more durable than other types of light. Because they produce significantly less heat there is less risk of burns or a fire. They also illuminate quickly. Even if they are they are at the end of their life they will slowly dim instead of going out abruptly.
Solar Garden Lights
The vast majority of solar garden lights use LEDs. Because LED lights require less power they are perfect for use in solar lighting fixtures.
Solar LED garden lights are becoming quite popular for a number of good reasons. Solar powered lights are easy to install because they don’t need to be connected to an electrical source. Because of this solar LED lights can also be installed virtually anywhere, and they will continue to work during a power-outage. Of course they do need access to sunlight to recharge everyday. If outdoor solar lights don’t have access to enough light they will not work as well meaning they will not last as long or be as bright as they should be.
The upfront cost of solar garden lights may seem high but in the long run they will save money. Because they use renewable energy to operate they are environmentally friendly and pocket book friendly. They are also durable and long-lasting.
Solar LED garden lights are safer than other types of lights because LED garden lights don’t produce heat and because they aren’t wired to an electrical source. They are a safe option if you have kids or pets.
LED garden lights provide an environmental, cost-effective and attractive way to add LED outdoor lighting to your home.