One of the most spectacular home improvements you can make to your home is the addition of outdoor lights. There are so many kinds and colors to choose from, that they give you a voice for your inner artist. A plain dark home or business can, with the addition of some carefully types of outdoors lighting, be transformed into a magnificent estate.
Think of this. Can you name one significant building or man made landmark that is without outdoor lights? The Eiffel Tower is one of Paris’ most beautiful landmarks, but without the spectacular lights that play over it and within it, it would simply be a darkened collection of steel and iron in the night.
Government buildings, museums, nearly any significant landmark that is located within a population center uses outdoor lighting for both security and as a design feature. Many homes and businesses employ many different types of lights to illuminate for safety, security, and beauty.
Most of the significant landmarks, such as the aforementioned Eiffel Tower benefit tremendously from the use of landscape lighting, spot lights, and flood lights. For use around a home or small business, there are other choices too. LED (light emitting diode) string lights are becoming a very popular way to introduce a festive atmosphere to the backyard patio. They also find use as a way of delineating the edges of steps, or poolside. In these cases, they not only provide a method of beautifying the home or business, but they add an extra measure of safety.
LED string lights also find a place during the holidays as Christmas lights. Through advances in technology, they come in many colors.
The most significant advantages of LED lights are the low cost of operation, and the incredible long life of these bulbs. LED lights last several times longer than any other type of light. Some last from 25,000 to 100,000 hours. Compare that to around 7500hours for the compact fluorescent bulbs, and a mere 1000 hours for the familiar incandescent bulbs that we are all so familiar with.
LED string lights, and in fact any LED outdoor lights can be solar powered, and cost you nothing to operate.