Outdoor Illumination Made Easy With Solar LED Lights
Getting the most out of your outdoor lights is easy with solar LED lights.
Since they produce an abundant amount of light per watt consumed, LED lights are an easy alternative to tradtional outdoor lighting.
First and foremost, the benefits of LED lighting is key to deciding if they fit your lighting scheme.
Deciding on where to install them is definitely part of the puzzle but lets look at the other important factors that will make your solar lights look their best.
LED Color Output
Color output is the first thing everyone notices about outdoor lights so choosing the right color output is important.
If you already have outdoor lights you'll want to match the color given off by those lights. If your looking for a change, start with new LED lights and build your outdoor lighting design from there.
Take a look around to see the different color choices you have to choose from. A good lighting store can show you the different variations of colors available.
Warmer colors that mimic the look of incandescent lights may be more appealing because of people's familiarity with them. Its usually safer to go with what you know.
But if you really want to make a design splash, consider using color output as part of your design. Before doing so, consider where you wish to place your outdoor LED lighting and it's surrounding environment.
The color output from your lights will change the way the surrounding environment will look because it's color will reflect off of any nearby surfaces the light is exposed to.
Installing Solar LED Lights
Decide where you want your solar lights to go and put them there. It is always best to plan your execution in advance which can save you lots of time and aggravation.
Sketch out your landscape so you can see it on paper. Then go outside and try to vizualize what you think it will look like in person. It is a good idea to think about what fixtures you may want to include in your lighting setup ahead of time.
Once you've decided, get going and install away. Remember to try and keep your solar LED lights in direct sunlight since your going to want evenly distributed light output at night.
You'll need very few tools if installing your solar lights in the ground. Plan ahead so your installation process is easy and painless.
Solar LED Light Output
All LED lights are not created equal and solar LED lights are no exception to this rule. LED lights produce much more light output per watt consumed than incandescent lights, making them ideal for solar lighting use.
Since solar lights run off of a battery powered system, the longevity of light output depends on how much power the battery can retain and also how efficiently the lamps emit their light.
LED lights not only have a longer lifespan than traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent lights, but they'll also produce more light output all together.
The amount of light output they produce relative to the amount of energy needed to power them increases battery life therefore allowing your lights to illuminate for a longer period of time.
Replacing Solar LED Bulbs
Bulb replacement on solar LED lamps is often not necessary. LED lights have a very long lifespan so by the time they actually burn out you would have gotten your money's worth and more.
The type of LED bulbs to use will determine whether or not you will be able to replace the bulbs yourself. It depends if the manufacturer of the LED fixure designed it so the bulbs can be replaced.
LED bulbs are being produced everyday with new designs in mind. The ability of the manufacturer to design a solar fixture with bulb replacement in mind will determine how easy and cost effective replacement will be.
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