The outdoor lighting for any home is one of the most critical aspects of the appearance of the property. While some homeowners focus on the mere functionality of the lighting (does it deter thieves and adequately illumine the exterior of my home?), others are more interested in the aesthetics of exterior home lighting. Below you will find information on how LED lights work and the benefits of professional outdoor lighting.
How Do LEDs Work?
LED is an acronym for light-emitting diode. These lights produce light as electroluminescence, meaning they release energy as photons. Because they do not contain a filament as do the traditional incandescent light bulbs, LEDs will not “burn out” and can have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours or 5 years continuous use. LED lights are gaining popularity in the television production industry as a replacement to the LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs.
LED lights produce very little heat compared to regular incandescent bulbs. Because LEDs do not waste energy in unused heat, the absence of high temperatures in an LED light translates to huge energy savings for the consumer. The output of an LED light is greater per watt than that of an incandescent light, meaning that LEDs are capable of producing more light with less energy.
Although LEDs are often more expensive than their incandescent counterparts, they will save money in the long run. Their low-energy operation and their high levels of illumination make LEDs the ideal choice for outdoor lighting. LED lights also do not contain toxic elements such as the mercury contained in fluorescent lights, thereby enabling you to reduce any negative impacts on the environment.
Colored LED Lights
The color of an LED light is directly related to the construction of the bulb. Therefore, the color of an LED light is inherent in the light itself, thereby eliminating the need for filters on the bulb. The variety of colors available with LED lighting enables you to choose the mood you want to set with your outdoor lighting.
Why Professional Outdoor Lighting?
Professional outdoor lighting can provide enhancement to landscaping of a property. Those who have gone through the trouble of selecting a landscaping theme usually want to showcase their work in some manner. Professional installation of landscape LED lighting is the perfect way to bring attention to the landscaping artwork that makes your yard unique.
Outdoor LED lighting can work wonders for the exterior of your home, enabling you to enjoy the cool nighttime hours on your porch or in your pool without the discomfort of being outside in the dark.