Lighting up the outdoors at night can be a pretty big task. There’s a lot of space to light up and doing it in an energy efficient way can be difficult. You need to make sure that you’re using the best bulbs for the task and that you’re using your lights in an energy efficient way. Making sure that you turn them off during the day or setting them on a timer is a great way to get good use out of your outdoor lighting, while saving energy at the same time. The lights themselves will make all of the difference, though!
Top Energy Efficient Bulbs
- CFL Bulbs – Fluorescent bulbs are high on the list of energy efficient lighting, but most people don’t want straight fluorescent lighting for their homes. CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) are smaller versions of regular fluorescent bulbs. They’re a fairly inexpensive option that will save you a lot of money on outdoor lighting. They also work great indoors. Many people have started to replace old incandescent bulbs with CFLs.
- LED Bulbs – If there is any bulb getting a lot of attention right now, it’s definitely the LED. LED lighting can be expensive at the get-go, but it’ll save you enough money over time to pay for itself a few times over. Plus, LED bulbs will outlast any other type of lighting you’ve got in your home. They can operate continuously for up to 11 years. If you turn them off during the day, they’re more likely to last you for about 20 years. They’re also very bright and environmentally safe.
- Hydrogen Bulbs – If you need something that isn’t necessarily aesthetically pleasing, but that will give off a lot of light, hydrogen bulbs are a good route. Since they emit a rusty red-orange color, they don’t use as much energy as a typical light bulb. Most streetlights have traditionally been hydrogen burning bulbs. They’re being replaced by LED bulbs in many cases, but if you aren’t ready to spend that much money on lighting yet, hydrogen bulbs are still a good option.
Outdoor Lighting Installation
At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, we know how important it is for you to have energy efficient outdoor lighting. Nobody wants to pay ridiculously high energy bills just to light up their backyard. When you’re ready to have your outdoor lighting installed, it’s important to call professionals who can help make sure that your lights are installed for optimal energy savings. To talk to someone about outdoor lighting, give Lehnhoff’s Landscaping a call at 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today.