Landscape lighting is loved by homeowners for its aesthetic appeal. However, many people want to conserve energy for financial or environmental reasons. Limiting energy consumption reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and lowers our electricity bills. Technological advances have made it possible to enjoy stunning landscape lighting without worrying about electricity wasting.
Low-voltage products are a great way to save energy. Low voltage lighting lowers the incoming voltage, so the units use only 12 volts. This is about one-tenth of the normal voltage. These products will result in a lower energy bill than normal voltage lighting. Low-voltage lighting does not limit your design options. There are many styles of low-voltage outdoor lighting.
You can also save electricity by using motion-activated or timed devices outdoors. This will ensure that landscape lighting is only on when it is necessary. Motion-activated lighting is especially helpful for areas like steps where outdoor lighting serves primarily as a safety feature and not an aesthetic enhancement. Motion sensors can also be used to illuminate an area like a backyard that cannot be seen from the street but is still needed for people to use.
You have many options to lighten your home using outdoor lighting while conserving electricity. Ask your outdoor lighting company for energy-efficient lighting options if you’re considering landscape lighting.