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What Are the Benefits of LED Lighting?

Whether you are planning on installing outdoor lighting for a new home built or you are looking to upgrade your current outdoor lighting design, you may want to consider updating your lighting to LEDs. With incredible benefits, such as better energy efficiency, savings for your energy bill, and an incredible lifespan that allows for a greater return on your investment. Here are the benefits that you can expect with LED outdoor lighting:

What Is LED Lighting?

LED stands for light-emitting diode. They operate by passing an electrical current through a microchip, which illuminates the tiny light sources called LEDs. A heat sink traps the heat produced by the light, allowing the whole bulb to remain relatively cool and keeping most of the energy-producing light and not heat. They produce light up to 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs. 

The Many Benefits of LED Lighting

Long Lifespan

LED lights have an incredible lifespan of 50,000 – 100,000 hours. This allows homeowners to get more bang for their buck, as they can bring in a major return on their investment. Not only will they reduce the number of light bulbs they will have to buy throughout their time owning that property, but they will also cut down on maintenance costs as well. 

High Energy Efficiency

LEDs use about 50 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen outdoor lighting options which results in substantial energy savings. LEDs are also better at aiming light in specific directions, reducing wasted light. 

Better for the Environment

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A longer lifespan and lower energy consumption are why LEDs are considered the most eco-friendly outdoor lighting option. With lower energy consumption, LED lighting not only saves on your utility bills but also reduces overall carbon emissions. On top of that, LEDs do not use mercury, which makes them environmentally safer and easier to dispose of. 

Performs Better Under Sudden Temperature Changes

Do you experience blackouts or power surges during various weather changes? This may be because of the type of lighting you are using in your home. 

Traditional light bulbs and lighting sources do not react well to sudden temperature changes, moisture, and other weather fluctuations. Traditional lighting sources typically need to have a higher voltage to start when the temperatures dip below freezing.

LED lighting provides the benefit of outperforming traditional lights in cold weather. This is ideal if you are using lighting for an entryway or sidewalk. Keep your pathways and driveway well-lit, especially when they are subject to snow or ice. 

No Heat Emissions

Unlike traditional outdoor lighting, such as incandescent bulbs, LEDs do not emit heat, making them much safer for use around plants and small children or pets. They have a significantly lower risk of causing burns and fires, which can help give homeowners peace of mind. 

Light Up Your Outdoor Living Spaces Smarter

Whether you are looking to create a mystical outdoor living space for your home or you want a more modern outdoor lighting design, the team at Unique Outdoor Illumination & Mosquito Pros can help! Our design team works hard to bring the vision our clients have in mind to live and blends both security lighting and aesthetic lighting seamlessly. Contact our team today for more information on our LED Outdoor lighting services or to schedule an appointment with our design team!

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