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The Benefits Of LED For Exterior Lighting

The Benefits Of LED For Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. When you come home late at night (or not so late if it’s winter) it can be very dark and difficult to navigate around your property. Using effective and reliable outdoor lighting will help prevent you from fumbling with your keys or tripping in the dark. Outdoor lighting can also be used to create a beautiful back and front yard that highlights the features you love most. Whether you want exterior lighting for its usefulness or its looks, LED lighting offers many benefits over traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting.

LED Lighting Is Great For External Lighting Because:

LED Lighting Gives Off Little Heat
If you’ve ever tried to touch an incandescent bulb while lit or shortly after being turned off, you know that it can get very hot. One of the ways LED lights conserve energy is by not releasing heat energy, preventing LED lights from heating up. This makes the lights easier to handle while also making them safer. While this safety feature is always important, it’s even more important for outdoor lighting where lightbulbs are more likely to come into contact with flammable materials. Dead leaves falling, spider webs, and even bugs striking a hot light can be potential fire hazards, especially during hot and dry summers. With LED lighting, this risk is reduced.

LED Lighting Is Cold Resistant
Your exterior lighting will be up all year, which means it needs to stand up to the harsh Calgary winters. Incandescent and fluorescent lighting both suffer in the cold. They need time to heat up before they can light and they will therefore take more time to illuminate in winter. Cold weather can also cause incandescent and fluorescent lighting to not work as well so they may not be as bright or last very long even when the weather starts to warm up again. Conversely, LED lighting works even a bit better in colder temperatures than warmer temperatures, and the cold does not affect how long LED lighting will last.

LED Lighting Is Long Lasting
No one enjoys replacing their light bulbs, especially when they are outdoors. Outdoor lighting may be more difficult to get to and the lighting sockets can become home to some spiders or other insects that don’t need to be disturbed. When you use LED lighting, you don’t have to worry about changing the lights as often. LED lighting typically lasts for 50,000 to 100,000 hours or more versus the 1,200 hours that incandescent lighting typically lasts.

LED Lighting Is Energy Efficient
One of the major appeals of LED lighting over the years has been the high level of energy efficiency. This helps to keep the bulbs brighter for longer while also cutting energy costs. The energy efficiency benefits of these lights combined with how long they last make them a smart investment. It also makes them ideal for outdoor lighting that may not have as much energy available, such as lights that operate off of solar power or lighting in or on campers/trailers. Click here to learn more about the 4 Environmental Benefits of Switching to LEDs.

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Install Exterior LED Lighting With Fluorescent Man Lighting

LED lighting is the best option for exterior lighting as it will save you money, increase convenience, and be safer. If you are ready to switch to LED lighting or to install outdoor lighting, call the lighting experts at Fluorescent Man Lighting And Electrical. Our highly trained lighting specialists can handle the electrical aspects of exterior lighting and can also help you with lighting design. At Fluorescent Man Lighting in Calgary, we offer LED retrofitting, so you can easily convert to LED lighting. To book a free consultation, contact Fluorescent Man Lighting at 1-403-863-8529 or fill out the online contact form.



Q: Is it beneficial to get outdoor motion sensor lights?
A: Yes! Motion sensors will allow you to save enormous amounts of money on your energy bill because they only illuminate when a motion is detected. They also save you from needing to remember to turn your exterior lighting on when you leave the house in the day for when you come back at night.

Q: Do I have to hire a lighting expert for my exterior lighting?
A: You can install outdoor lighting on your own, but you will not be getting the same results as a professional would. A professional outdoor lighting contractor will make sure that the products are within your budget and of high quality and place them in the best locations for amplified effect.

Q: Can LED bulbs be installed indoors and outdoors?
A: Yes! The Fluorescent Man Lighting and Electrical residential lighting consultants can quickly and efficiently retrofit both your interior lighting fixtures and exterior lighting fixtures to be compatible with LED technology. LED lighting also operates better in cold conditions than traditional lighting.

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