Learn How LED Lighting Can Save Energy, Money & The Environment

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Saving energy, money and the environment are at the forefront of everyone's mind. With the technological advancements that have been made with energy efficient lighting, such as Solid State Lighting, for both interior and exterior applications, this is one area that can have a positive impact on not only the environment but also to your bottom line. Couple these wants with the need to have effective landscape lighting, Outdoor LED Spotlights are an ideal choice for any home or business.

First discovered in 1907 by H. J. Round but it was not until 1962 when Nick Holonyak, Jr. produced the first visible light emitting diode. Since then, Solid State Lighting (SSL) which is better known as Light Emitting Diode (LED) has revolutionized the lighting industry and therefore is giving consumers a multitude of illumination options that are smaller, dimmable, energy efficient, long lasting, free of harmful materials such as mercury and lead, output UV or IR radiation, heatless and virtually maintenances free. The US department of Energy estimates that with the sole use of SSL bulbs and equipment that by 2030 there can be a total savings of 190 terawatt-hours of electricity or approximately $15 billion dollars saved each year.



Outdoor lighting can consume a large amount of energy. By employing SSL Spotlights it can reduce your energy consumption greatly due to the low wattage of the bulbs and the low amount of energy that is drawn from these fixtures. Incandescent bulbs typically use around 90% more energy than Solid State Lights. Essentially one SSL bulb equals to 50 Incandescent bulbs. SSL bulbs are virtually heatless, but with Incandescent bulbs the majority of the heat that the bulb produces is dissipated, therefore creating the fixture to use more energy to operate.

Initially there was concern for this type of new lighting equipment, especially with Outdoor LED Spotlight, regarding the lumen output of SSL lights vs. traditional fixtures but, due to being virtually heatless manufactures are able to cluster SSL bulbs together to produce comparable lumen output as traditional fixtures. With SSL's having this ability to cluster it eliminates this concern and provides the necessary lumens to provide the amount of light.

Outdoor LED Spotlights are typically used for up or directional lighting, also to enhance your security system (when used in conjunction with a motion sensor), lighting dark areas of your property. When installing these types of fixtures to be used as an enhancement for security, make sure that the fixtures are not placed in a close proximity to each other to reduce the amount of overlap of light on the ground, such as placing the lamps at the corners of your home.

If you want a more even style of lighting around your property then consider including an additional lamp in between the fixtures that have been placed at each corner, again paying attention to where the beams of light are directing. Some lamps will allow you to direct the fixture heads so that the beam of light can be altered. Outdoor LED Spotlights have a myriad of applications these fixtures can be used for to highlight your existing landscape.

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