Tips on Going Green with your Outdoor Lighting
Lighting up your outdoor area with a green thought might sound impossible. After all, you’d want to make sure this place not only looks good, but also keeps everyone safe and the walkways visible when the night comes. So why bother buying energy friendly bulbs which may not be outdoor friendly? The truth is, you can go green without sacrificing your outdoor lighting. Here are a few tips.
Switch to LEDs Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have come a long way from being used as light indicators in electronics. These days, you can find these in the form of light bulbs, and the best part is that they’re eco-friendly. Most LED bulbs are actually outdoor friendly so you can use them to light up you backyard or lawn. Most are even compatible for those elaborate outdoor lighting fixtures, so replacing your old incandescent bulbs with these won’t be a problem.
Sunshine is the best The best way to save power on your outdoor lighting is to maximize whatever sunlight you get. Talk to a landscape artist about where to plant your shrubs and trees to make the most of the sun. It’s a bit of an investment, but you’ll get a better looking yard. You can also try to move your plants around to see what works the best and try to avoid really tall hedges; they only block the sun and the view. They also make your outdoor space look smaller.
Time your lights Install a timer that automatically switches your outdoor lights on and off. Better yet, get a sensor that automatically switches the lights on and off when sunlight is detected. These are a big help since you won’t have to worry about going home to a dark house from work and forgetting to turn them off before you go to sleep or leave during the day. The timer does all the work for you. Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact our customer support hotline.