Economizing Energy to your Outdoor Lighting
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Economizing Energy to your Outdoor Lighting


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Published 28 October 2011
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Economizing Energy to your Outdoor Lighting
energy saving bulbs
lighting can serve several purposes. It can serve aesthetic purposes by
making your home either look warm and pleasing or regal and majestic, depending upon what type of
lights you use and how they’re placed. It can also, naturally, light the way for your family and visitors to
safely navigate their way to and from your house. And it can also serve as a deterrent to criminals,
thereby safeguarding your family, house and belongings.
But before you start obtaining lights, there are some things you should consider.
It's smart to finish all your landscaping before you start installing lights, so that your lighting doesn't end
up being hodgepodge. Also, if you have to do some digging to install any lights, you'll need to know
where your water and sewer or septic lines are. If you must run electrical lines under a sidewalk or
driveway, you'll need to install a cable under them, which probably necessitates hiring an electrician.
You will probably also need an electrician to wire an outdoor receptacle or a switch to control the new
lighting system.
You have a wide assortment of lights to choose from, depending upon your needs.
Path lights are put just above grade level along sidewalks, driveways or landscaped paths to safely
navigate a person. These fixtures are ordinarily set low to the ground to cast a spreading light that is
warm and soft, without glare.
Solar powered path lights are becoming popular because they require any additional wiring or power to
operate and can save on your power bill.
Down lights are normally motion detector
led lights for homes
that are set high on the house or garage.
They're pointed downward and are oftentimes used for security purposes. Down lights are very bright
and can create glare, so if you are using them to create natural lighting, you might want to install them
in a tree or shield them so the light is diffused.
Uprights are usually spot lights that are installed at ground level and pointed upward toward an object
you wish to use as a focal point. Depending on how they're placed, uprights can also be useful for
pathways or patios.
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Backlight are used to enhance your landscape in artistic way. For example, a backlight might be placed
behind a plant so as to cast a silhouette on a wall to draw focus to the plant. Backlight create drama, but
they should be installed so the fixture isn’t noticeable is.
energy saving light bulbs
add accent to an area, particularly in the evening. Their aim is to
create a particular mood or atmosphere. Examples of specialty lights include string lights in a gazebo,
patio lights that resemble patio torches or flickering flames, and lights used underwater in order to
emphasize a waterfall or rock bank. You can also create a mirrored effect on the surface of a water
feature by casting light on the area behind the reflecting surface of the water.
Deck lighting can not only create a dramatic effect but can also enhance your decks' safety. You can
highlight and spotlight any changes in elevations, drop-offs, or deck edges, while concealing the light
fixtures beneath railings, beneath benches, or on vertical posts.
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