Last week we detailed ways to use LED sources inside your home. From decorative wall mounts to recessed ambient lights, there are dozens of ways to incorporate these energy efficient fixtures into your interior design. To close out our “Shining Light on LEDs” series, we will take a look at the benefits and ways to incorporate LEDs into your outdoor space.
Outdoor LEDs are very popular due to some key advantages over other light sources. Some of these include:
- Safety: Because LEDs do not produce an exceptional amount of heat like other landscape and outdoor options, homeowners can be at ease knowing their outdoor LED lights will illuminate their property with minimum fire risk. Additionally, children playing in the yard are not at risk for burns due to the low temperature compared to other light sources that can get very hot.
- Energy: The energy saving benefits are even more applicable to exterior settings since outdoor lights are often left on for hours at a time.
- Maintenance: Outdoor lights can be difficult (and time consuming) to replace, especially for lights on a roof. An LED lamp can last up to 20 years, making LEDs an extremely low maintenance solution.
Outdoor LEDs can be used in a variety of ways, including:
Shine LED down lights on areas ideal for outdoor entertaining. Recessed LED fixtures create a comfortable environment and add to your home’s safety and security.
Guide guests along exterior pathways and steps using LED path lights.
LED spot lights can be used to highlight architecture, gardens and key focal points of your landscape design. Spot lights also add visual intrigue to exterior areas, boosting curb appeal.
Like down lights, LED wall lanterns contribute to the mood of outdoor living areas. Make guests feel at ease in your outdoor space by positioning wall lanterns around popular gathering spaces.
Thank you for following our “Shining Light on LEDs” series! We hope you enjoyed learning the many benefits of LED sources and ways to apply them to your home’s design. Be sure to check out Progress Lighting’s entire LED offering at http://progresslighting.com/products.aspx?Brand=6.