Benefits of outdoor LED lighting
When we say the word "light bulb," you can think of the lights on your dressing table, lights in your house, and flashing fluorescent lights in your office building. However, we rely heavily on exterior lighting to illuminate our streets and sidewalks, light our way from the driveway to the door or as a motion sensor safety light to keep us safe at night.
Outdoor lighting is crucial for safety, whether you're driving late or walking home after dark. Most of the time, these exterior lights are off, yellow and even noisy with their constant hum. There is a better way to light up the night and that's with outdoor LED lights.
WHY LEDs WORK WELL OUT
LEDs are the best choice for outdoor lighting for many reasons. The benefits of outdoor LED lighting include:
Brighter light: LEDs are brighter white than traditional halide lamps, helping to better illuminate streets, sidewalks and parking lots.
Longer life: LEDs, depending on their use, can last up to 50,000 hours. That's early 25 years! This means less burned street lights!
Power Saving: LEDs offer more lumens per watt, which means they shine brighter than halogen or incandescent lights while using a significantly lower amount of energy.
Instant ignition: Traditional lighting requires time and heat to heat up and on. This can be difficult when used in cold and outdoor lighting environments. Because LED lights need little heat to operate, they are always on instantly, even in below-zero climates.
Durability: Unlike other outdoor lights, LEDs are made from durable materials such as plastic, not glass. They can handle adverse weather conditions much better than traditional light bulbs.
Flexibility: you can find outdoor LED lighting in various forms; Street lighting, wall-mounted fixtures, motion sensor safety lights and more!
In the near future, we're likely to see more and more cities that use outdoor LED lighting for street lighting and safety lights. While it is more expensive than traditional outdoor lighting options, LED energy savings will help pay for lights over time, usually three to five years, and increase safety. Cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, Edmonton (Canada), San Jose and many more are turning into LED streetlights to improve safety and save money.