Outdoor lighting improves visibility and reduces the risk of accidents, enhances the beauty of the landscape and architecture, and extends the usability of outdoor spaces. Thoughtfully designed outdoor lighting can even boost the property value. However, cost-conscious homeowners are worried about electricity use of outdoor lighting installation. In this brief article brought to you by Abulous Lighting, we explore the validity of this concern. As you’ll discover, there are ways to reduce electricity usage while enjoying the benefits of a landscape lighting installation.
The concern over energy consumption in outdoor lighting is a valid one. Homeowners have every right to be cautious about their electricity bills, particularly in today's environmentally conscious world. However, it is important to dispel the notion that outdoor lighting invariably leads to exorbitant energy expenses.
The reality is that the energy consumption of your outdoor lighting system hinges on several factors, most notably the types of fixtures you use and how they are designed and installed.
To address the concern of high electricity usage, homeowners can embrace energy-efficient lighting solutions. Primary among these solutions is the use of LED lighting.
LEDs are renowned for their remarkable energy efficiency. They consume significantly less electricity compared to traditional incandescent bulbs while providing the same or even superior brilliance. Unlike incandescent bulbs, which rely on heating a filament to emit light, LEDs generate light through the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material.
Moreover, LEDs have an impressive lifespan often lasting tens of thousands of hours. This longevity not only reduces the frequency of bulb replacements but also lowers the overall environmental impact.
Finally, LED technology allows for precise control over light distribution. This means that you can direct the light precisely where you need it, minimizing light spill and reducing light pollution.
To take energy efficiency a step further, homeowners can implement smart lighting control systems. These systems offer a range of features and benefits that are convenient and energy efficient.
One of the most practical aspects of smart lighting control is the ability to schedule when your outdoor lights are on and off. With automated timers, you can ensure that your lights are active only when needed, whether it's during evening hours, when you have guests, or for enhanced security during your absence.
Motion sensors and photocells are other smart technologies that can be integrated into your outdoor lighting setup. Motion sensors detect movement and activate the lights, ensuring that illumination is provided only when someone is present.
The concern that outdoor lights use a lot of electricity is not unfounded, but it is also important to recognize that there are practical and sustainable solutions to ease this worry. Energy-efficient designs and materials, particularly LED lighting and smart control systems, can significantly reduce electricity usage while maintaining the desired level of illumination.
Hire an experienced landscape lighting installer to get the best of both worlds: energy efficiency and brilliant lighting. Residents in the area can call Abulous Lighting to get started with a consultation. We look forward to brightening up your day – and night!
Absolute Lighting installed my outdoor flood lights 2 years ago and they are beautiful! They did such a great job that I used them to setup and take down the Christmas lights for the past 2 years. I would highly recommend them. Frank always responds to questions and automatically puts me on the schedule for set up and take down of the Christmas Lights.
Frank and the team at Abulous were great to work with. They came out and retro-upgraded some previous lighting that we had done a few years back and made it look as seamless and continuous as possible. They also worked with us on the best (& most economical) way to light up a hard to reach area of our yard. They also followed up with us after we had another group of workers "disturb" some of the lighting wires and came back out and fixed everything back up again. Very friendly, dependable local resource who do great work. Highly recommend.
After reviewing multiple companies we contracted with Abilous Lighting to create outside accent lighting for our home, backyard patio, walkways, & fire pit. Their ideas and design were the best! It was a pleasure working with Frank Hasty, who did the design, and his crew of Brandon & Rusty who performed the work. All were excellent to work with. We are very happy with Abulous Lighting.