When it comes to solar and low-voltage LED landscape lighting, there’s much more than meets the eye. Although they are both used to provide light for outdoor landscapes at night, there are many differences between the two that most people don’t know. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages offered by each for lighting up your property.
Low-Voltage LED Landscape Lights
If you want to add greater safety and aesthetic appeal to your home at night, low-voltage LED landscape lights are what you should install throughout your landscape. These lights are brighter than solar-powered lights, giving property owners peace of mind knowing others can find their home easily at night. They also help brighten up areas near decks, pools, patios and other potentially dangerous spaces.
Low-voltage lights come in a variety of different styles and finishes and will even increase the value of your property. Although these lights require a more challenging installation process compared to solar-powered lights, they are entirely worth every penny. Call in a professional electrical contractor to install your new lighting system to brighten up your home at night and let experts like the team at Illuminations USA sort through all the complicated wires.
Low-voltage lights also can be improved with additional equipment, like timers that can be set to turn lights on and off on a preset schedule. These cost-effective lighting options are ideal for helping keep intruders away and showcasing your beautiful landscape at night!
Solar Landscape Lighting
We’ve all seen solar lights in stores and in residential and commercial landscapes. These LED lights aren’t as bright as low-voltage landscape lights, making them more ideal for decorations. Although, they’re not as bright, they still come with many benefits that make them ideal for all kinds of applications.
For one, these lights can last longer than other lighting options – up to 10 years or more in some cases!
Installing solar lights is also easy, as they don’t require any wires. Solar lights use energy from the sun, so as the sun goes down, eventually so does the brightness of the lights. With that in mind, it’s important to place the lights in a location on your property that sees the most direct sunlight to keep them lit longer.
These mercury-free lights won’t add to your electricity bills, either, making them the perfect choice for homeowners looking for a cost-effective way to spruce up their landscape. It’s important to remember that solar-powered lights require proper maintenance as a result of using the sun as their main source of energy. If dirt, soil, flowers, mulch or shade from a tree covers the lights, they won’t gain any energy, thus providing no light.
At Illuminations USA, we have everything you need to brighten up your landscape at night with low-voltage LED lighting. To learn more or to request a consultation, give us a call at 407-880-0700 today.