Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were once touted to be the same as conventional bulbs and other types of artificial lighting. But advances in technology have made LEDs today an efficient source of lighting and it was only a matter of time before they were used as garden security lights.
There are many types of LED garden lights available. You can buy the landscape kind which you can just stick into the earth. You can put them up as normal lights under the eaves. Or you can have grid-connected LED lights. So you have just as much of a variety as you would with conventional lighting, but without the inherent shortcomings. Let’s take a look at why LED lights will someday replace all kinds of lighting, and why it makes a better choice for your garden lights.
Advantages of LED Garden Security Lights
Low Cost: If you go to a hardware store, you will realize that LED lights are actually a little more expensive than conventional lights. But this is not where we are saying you will experience savings of any kind. The low cost associated with LED lights is apparent once you get your electricity bills. You will see that although you have added quite a few LED garden lights, the bill is not considerably higher. In fact, the energy cost or running LED lights is negligible.
A lot of people tend to reject LED lights based on the cost of buying them, without understanding that the benefits far outweigh this perceived drawback.
LED garden security lights will last for 100,000 hours! This basically means that you can keep your LED lights on continuously for over a decade and only then will it show signs of running out of juice. Here again, you will save on having to replace your lights, which would be the case if you use traditional lighting.
In many ways, LED lights are better for the environment then other types of lighting. Firstly, they consume much less electricity. Secondly, because they last so long, the problem of disposal is not as big as with conventional bulbs. And last but not least, unlike other types of lighting, LED bulbs do not contain mercury or any other substances that are harmful for the environment.
Most people believe that anything that is good for the environment must lack in quality in some aspect. And they think that perhaps LED lights are not as bright as other types of lighting. Although it is true that LED lights were not as powerful before, the technology has come a long way. LEDs today emit a very bright light. LED lights with motion sensors are the best tool for garden security as they will automatically shine a bright light on an intruder, blinding him and scaring him off.
There are many cheaper versions of LED garden lights available. But it is advisable to shell out a little more initially so you can reap the benefits in the long run.