With the advance of LED technology in the past decade the option of outdoor LED lighting is finding its way into the lives of homeowners, travelers and even the commercial world. These amazing lights are low voltage, energy efficient, made of durable construction with no fragile filament inside, and give off no noticeable heat and can last for many years. Their applications range from practical to fanciful, functional to funky. Whatever you have in mind for your outdoor lighting needs, LED is your best option for ease and beauty in your surroundings.
Some of the most practical and functional uses for outdoor LED lighting are found in and around the home. Deck and patio lights will extend your nighttime living space. Place LED lights along a walkway for safety during dark passage. Highlight your favorite tree, shrub or flowerbed with landscape and garden light fixtures. They are the perfect choice for porches since they likely burn all night and are often overlooked in the mornings. Use them beside garage doors to light the driveway. For your convenience some kits come with remote control and/or motion sensors. These are very useful additions for the outside LED’s lights.
You can see the fanciful and funky side of outdoor LED lighting if you take a moment to look around. The rope version of the LED lights is quite popular for many different applications. Have you noticed the bluish lights underneath vehicles and on motorcycles making them look like something from outer space? Yes, you guessed it – LED! Pass by a campground some evening and enjoy the strands of colorful lights draped around campers, motor homes, awnings and even tents. Again, you are seeing LED at work. Also on the rise, the use of LED rope for holiday decorating of homes and businesses. One tidbit of interest – The glow sticks that you get at parties and concerts that you must snap to activate – yep, LED!
There are commercial applications as well for outdoor LED lighting including the signs on the fronts of mass transit buses and trains detailing the line and the stops. This amazing invention has lent its assistance to illuminating the present and shining into the future with energy efficient and environmentally conscious beams. Explore the possibilities for your corner of the earth. Even the Old North Church of Paul Revere fame has converted to LED. “One if by land, two if by sea” sort of takes on a whole new meaning! To learn more about outdoor lighting be sure to visit the author’s website at outdoor lighting.