Debunking Common Outdoor Lighting Myths

A house with outdoor LED lighting in the foreground

The decision to add outdoor LED lighting to your backyard is both a functional one and one that enhances the appearance of your property. There are any number of reasons you should consider having outdoor lights installed – safety, to be able to entertain people, aesthetics, etc.

But there are also some factors that would give you pause about making such an investment. The problem is many of these are myths. It’s important to know what’s true and what’s false when it comes to outdoor LED lighting. Here are a few common myths:

LED Lights Harm your Eyesight

While LED is an artificial light source, it poses no threat to your eyes. It is true that too much expose to blue light is bad for your eyesight, but there’s actually quite a bit less blue lighting in outdoor LED lights than in your phone and computer.

LED Lighting Doesn’t Work in the Cold

Another myth that sways people against purchasing outdoor LED lighting is that they don’t function well in inclement weather. The opposite is true: they actually tend to perform better in the cold while more traditional lighting doesn’t work as well in lower temperatures. So, LED lights are the better choice for cold weather.  

LED Lighting Has a Sterile Appearance

While this sentiment may have been true many years ago, outdoor LED lights have come a long way in recent years. As technology improves, so does the appearance given off by these lights. Not only are LED lights the environmentally friendly option, they can produce any color you desire, allowing you to light up your yard in a beautiful way.

Outdoor LED Lights are Easy to Install

While it’s not impossible for you to set up your own outdoor LED lighting, it’s a job that’s best left to a professional who has years of experience both designing and installing outdoor LED lighting setups.

If you’re considering having outdoor LED lighting installed in the Greater Orlando area, Illuminations USA is the place to call. Since 1994, we have designed unique outdoor lighting systems meant to accent the most notable features of a home while also providing the safety and security of a well-lit exterior. Browse our outdoor lighting FAQ and call us at 407-880-0700 to set up an appointment!