Many people use LED outdoor lighting for a variety of different reasons. They can be used to make your yard look spectacular at night. Using them to create accent points in the garden is another great way to enhance the look of your place.
What exactly are LED lights?
The term LED stands for light emitting diode. Basically it’s a device that transforms electrons into light. The first LED’s were made in the 1960’s and only 3 colors were available at the time: green, blue and red. Until recently they were very hard to come by, but can now be found in many different lighting units. It wasn’t until 1993 that you could get an LED in a white light. These devices work in what is referred to as electroluminescence. This works because the material used emits light whenever a charged electron passes through it.
Part of the reason LED outdoor lighting is becoming so popular is because of the low voltage needed to operate them. This has a lot to do with how efficient and long lasting these lights are. What’s really amazing is that some of the first LED’s made are still working today!
What benefits are there in using them in your garden?
There are numerous reasons for using LED outdoor lighting. The main reasons being that they are much more energy efficient than normal lighting and they last such a long time.
As a light source I’d say it is probably the most advanced technology we have at our disposal. These little light bulbs are a technological marvel and you have a wide range of styles and colors to choose from. Considering that we are now in a time when eco friendly is the way to go these types of lights fit right in. Power consumption is considerably lower with LED lights; they use around half the power to give the same amount of light.
The best part about LED’s is that they are so easy to take care of they are perfect for outdoor use. When used in a solar lighting unit you can place them anywhere you like as long as it gets the right amount of sunlight each day to recharge. Using LED outdoor lighting in your garden not only adds light, but it also accentuates areas of interest and makes the whole garden look better. Also remember that since they are so efficient and last so long they will hardly cost you any money over time. Just for this reason alone it should make you switch and beautify your property at the same time.