This post was republished with permission from GamaSonic.com.
Purchasing or replacing your outdoor lighting is a major investment. With more choices for outdoor landscaping and exterior lighting on the market, it is important for consumers to know what their options are. Outdoor solar lighting offers all the same benefits as gas and electric lighting, plus more.
Why Outdoor Solar Lighting Is Important
Outdoor lighting serves a variety of purposes and benefits for both residential homes and commercial properties. It can add style and compliment a building, create the perfect ambiance at a hosted event and give a presentation that wards off potential and dangerous threats. Whether the reason is functionality, design or safety, here are five reasons why solar-powered outdoor lighting is a perfect solution for replacing any old and outdated gas or electric lighting.
Trying to reduce that pricy power bill? Outdoor solar lights are extremely cost-efficient since they are operated by rechargeable batteries via the sun and do not require any digging, trenching or wiring whatsoever. In addition, many of Gama Sonic’s new products are crafted using our new patented LED light bulb technology. Using LED bulbs is beneficial for consumers looking to cut back spending since they generally last longer than traditional bulbs and use less energy. Learn more from Energy.Gov about the different types of light bulbs and how they can affect both your energy-output and spending.
Solar lights are an easy way for you to decrease your carbon footprint. Aside from using converted energy from the sun, solar-powered lights are also eco-friendly due to the materials they are made with. For instance, the new Gama Sonic LED light bulb boasts a 10-year lifespan, meaning you will not have to constantly replace and throw away old and dead light bulbs. In comparison to incandescent light bulbs, LED light bulbs are designed to consume less energy and last longer.
Not only is outdoor lighting aesthetically pleasing, but it also makes your residence or workspace less vulnerable to potential threats. If the building appears to be occupied or has security fixtures in place, it can decrease the chances of having the property getting broken into or vandalized. For areas known for having bad weather and power outages, exterior solar lights are beneficial since the fixture would continue to function as it normally would since it is operated by a rechargeable battery. Electrical lighting fixtures also pose a safety threat to young children and pets if there are extension cables laying around for them to trip on.
Limitations come when people decide to use standard gas or electric outdoor lighting. One of the biggest setbacks is that you can only install these types of fixtures in a spot near a gas or electrical connection. Secondly, the majority of electric fixtures are complex and require professional assistance to come out and install. This process is both time-consuming and costly since contractors usually charge per visit and require a landscaping team and electrician to come out and dig holes to lay proper wiring. With solar lighting, installation takes minutes and does not require costly routine maintenance.