Outdoor lighting is a beautiful way to keep the party going after dark, enjoy the hard work that you put into landscaping and hardscaping, and lengthen the hours in a day that you can stay outside. Unfortunately, many types of outdoor lighting are known for eating up electricity bills and their inefficiency. Thankfully, as energy consciousness and sustainability become bigger priorities, companies are releasing newer, modern and cost-efficient outdoor lighting.
The best way to get energy efficient and cost-efficient outdoor lighting is by using
solar lights. Outdoor solar lights are designed with solar cells inside. They are very
easy to install and almost maintenance free. While many people think of outdoor
solar lighting as pathway lighting, the options available on the market have
continued to expand. Today’s outdoor solar lighting options include wall-mounted
lamps, free-standing lamps, and even security lighting. Outdoor solar lighting should
always be placed in areas that receive a good deal of sunlight so that they will
charge fully during the day and light up the night after dark. Always ensure that you
read the label to see the “nightly run time” for the lights to make sure that they will
adequately meet your needs.
Energy-efficient outdoor lighting is also typically cost-efficient outdoor lighting, as
models are designed to use the least amount of resources possible over time. If you
need reliable security lighting, purchase flood lights equipped with motion sensors.
These lights will only click on when they detect motion in your yard, so you won’t be
paying for them to stay on all night long.
Trying to enjoy the festive holiday season and not looking forward to using fewer
lights? Use timers for any decorative lights so that you can still enjoy their beauty
during the evening but won’t be paying to keep your neighbors awake with your
blinking Santa all night long. If you currently use incandescent lighting for your
outdoor lighting, switching to LED or fluorescent lighting is incredibly cost-efficient.
These bulbs are designed to last exponentially longer and don’t cost much more
than traditional incandescent bulbs. Another easy way to tell if a piece of outdoor
lighting will be energy-efficient and cost-efficient is by looking for an Energy Star
rating. This is an easy sign that you are making the right choice for the environment
and for your energy bills.
Beautiful Outdoor Lighting from Aqua Bright
Whatever the cause of your landscaping or hardscaping woes, the professionals at
Aqua Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear
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