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Purposes of Garden Lighting

A lot of people have become interested in the new trend of garden lighting today. As it is one way of showing off your personal style to everyone you know, it can also be a means of creating a more comfortable place to live. It is an undeniable fact that gardens add beauty to any place. Gardens are not just for femininity. Even men can agree to the fact that gardens bring an authentic beauty and a relaxing mood to a home. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to Save on Your Outdoor Lighting Costs

There are many benefits to installing garden light fixtures on your property. You get more safety, security, and an overall more attractive place to live for your and your family. Unfortunately this all comes with one major downside. Higher electrical bills as a result of keeping lights lit all night. If you want a system of outdoor lights, but don’t want to spend as much on electrical bills, here are some tips that you can use to keep your costs down.

The biggest thing that you can do to cut down on energy bills is to replace any incandescent light bulbs that you use. Incandescent bulbs give off great light, but they are incredibly inefficient, with much of the electricity they consume being converted into heat not light. A better option is to install compact fluorescent bulbs that were manufactured for outdoor use. They last much longer and use less energy, despite a slightly higher initial cost. They even screw into your existing light fixtures!

If you really want to save money though, you can’t beat installing LED light fixtures. LEDs use less energy than even CFL bulbs and last close to thirty times longer than regular incandescent bulbs. When you’re buying devices, make sure to be on the lookout for the energy star symbol, which is a guarantee that the fixture is energy efficient.

Finally, for lawns and homes that get direct sunlight a large portion of the day, you can’t beat solar powered lights for saving on electrical bills. These lights are powered by the sun thanks to a solar panel placed on them and stay lit all night thanks to an internal battery that clicks on when the sun goes down. You can keep your lawn lit up without a worry about electrical costs for years to come.

If you want more information on lighting up your garden at night easily and efficiently, check out the Garden Lights Guru.

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