Are All LED Lights The Same?

If you’re looking to upgrade some of the lights in your home or if you’re considering adding something new but you want to go with something energy-efficient LEDs are a great choice, but it is important to know not all LED lights are the same.

These lights have a lot of advantages over traditional bulbs. They are incredibly efficient, durable and versatile, but they are also more expensive to purchase initially. While this upfront expense will pay off multiple times over with the regular energy savings you’ll experience, you want to make sure you are choosing a quality bulb that will last like it is supposed to.

There is one easy way to make sure you are buying a quality LED light. Look for the Energy Star label to ensure the light has been tested for quality and longevity. To receive this label the light has to go through and pass these tests. Continue reading

Battery Powered LED Lights

There are a lot of styles of LED lights available these days, but one of the most versatile may be battery-powered LED lights. These battery operated lights can be used practically anywhere and with the blend of LED lighting technology and battery technology they will last a lot longer between battery changes than their incandescent counterparts.

There are a few specific styles of battery operated LEDs that are more common. They can be used in a variety of places from the kitchen or basement to the garden. Most solar LED lights even feature a sensor that will automatically turn them on and off at dusk and dawn.

Here are just a few creative ways you can use these battery powered lights to improve specific areas of your home or your car, or even for special events.
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LED Garden Lights

Shopping for LED garden lights or accent lights can almost be as fun as planning the garden itself. There are just a few things you need to consider before you make your final decision, things like the size and design of the garden. You don’t want anything too bright and you want to find a look that compliments the garden and provides an overall nice look to the yard. Also consider different types of lights like LED step lights and path lights if you have stepping stones running through your garden or landscaped areas.

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. Continue reading

LED Deck Lights

If you have a nice deck you’ll want to use it in the evening or on those nice summer nights, not just in the daylight hours. Adding attractive lighting here, like LED rope lights or post cap lights, will enhance this space and make it safe to use at night.

Lighting technology is changing all the time, but LED technology may be one of the fastest evolving efficient lighting technologies out there. As the demand for outdoor lighting has increased this technology has improved to help fit the demand. Now you can find a wide range of outdoor LED lights including a range of styles that can be used for the deck.

There are a lot of benefits of using LEDs instead of more traditional styles of lights on the deck. They are more durable and energy-efficient than most other types of lights, and they can handle the elements all while outlasting other options. Continue reading