Shield Your Wallet with Smart Landscape Lighting

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Thanks to landscape lighting, nightfall won’t cloak your landscape in shadowy gloom anymore. However, the nighttime costs can rack up quickly if you’re not careful with how you implement the lighting. In this blog, we’ll give you some pointers on brightening your landscape without breaking your budget.

Shield Your Wallet with Smart Landscape Lighting

First, leverage the power of LED bulbs. LED landscape lighting uses up to 90% less energy than old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. This adds up to big savings on your electric bill over time. LEDs also last much longer, so you won’t have to replace burnt-out bulbs constantly. A 15-watt LED bulb will provide plenty of light for most landscape lighting needs.

Speaking of wattage, you should also opt for low-voltage landscape lighting fixtures wherever possible. Low-voltage bulbs, mostly 12- or 15-watt bulbs, are all you need to spotlight gardens, fountains, and other outdoor focal points. Low-voltage lighting typically uses less than 15% of the energy compared to the standard 120-volt lines in homes. Besides their impressive energy efficiency, these installations are much safer for you and your family.

Also, don’t forget to turn off your landscape lighting during the day. If this isn’t always possible with you, try installing photosensor bulbs that turn off automatically when they detect sunlight or smart light timers that let you split your yard into various lighting zones to conserve electricity further. Motion sensors are another smart option to illuminate walkways only when needed.

The right landscape lighting can accentuate the best features of your home and yard after dark, but there’s no need to incur exorbitant electrical bills for dramatic effects. If you’d like to try any of these budget-friendly features, our electrical installation team at Buckingham Electric Inc. will be on hand to assist you. Call us today to schedule a professional consultation.