Tips for Going Green with Your Outdoor Light Fixtures

Summer is the best time to spend time outdoors. Whether you’re sitting on your back patio with friends, hanging out by the pool, or working on some summer landscaping, you’ll need some great lighting to accompany you once the sun goes down. Summer is the best time to replace your light fixtures and finally make the switch to eco-friendly outdoor lighting.

Here are a few simple changes you can make to move towards a greener backyard:

Outdoor Lighting by a Pool

Replace Outdoor Lighting Fixtures with Energy-Efficient Ones 

While you’re spending extra time outdoors, it’s the perfect time to check out your lighting fixtures and replace them. Old fixtures use a lot of energy, which will lead to you paying more on your energy bill. Making the switch to more energy-efficient lighting will save you money and are better for our planet.

One simple switch you can make is using LED lighting. They are a great option to light up your walkways and entryways, plus they are beneficial to use around your back deck and pool. LED lighting tends to be a little more expensive than your standard light bulbs, but they last longer, and they can reduce consumption by 80-90%. 

Solar String Lanterns on Patio

To add a little extra lighting on your back deck, try adding solar-powered LED bulbs for a cost-effective option. Adding string lanterns are trendy and an easy solution for backyard lighting. String lights can be strung through tree branches or hung around your patio or porch railing.

Install Innovative Energy-Saving Technologies 

If you’re looking for another way to help save electricity in your outdoor lighting, consider adding motion detectors near your exterior lighting. That way, you don’t need your lights to be on for an extended period. Detectors work best on floodlights rather than landscape lighting.

Architectural and Landscape Lighting in Central Florida

If you’re ready to add premier outdoor lighting fixtures and solutions to your yard, Illuminations USA is here for you. We offer several different types of lighting, including both LED and low voltage lights. These lights offer several advantages over your standard bulbs, including cost efficiency and durability. Explore our website to learn more or give us a call today at 407-880-0700 to schedule a consultation!