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  • 27 May 2015

GARDEN LOVERS ARE SEEING THE LIGHT

You may already have seen the light as far as replacing your interior lighting with LEDs but have you considered using them outside? The chances are that you haven’t had that light bulb moment of realisation yet, but take a minute to think about it.

Make the switch

Throughout the world councils and governments are switching to LED in place of traditional street lighting, and for illuminating public places.

In fact, Sydney was the first city in Australia to make the switch to energy-efficient LED street and park lights, back in 2012.

The City of Sydney worked out that replacing 6,450 conventional lights with LED would save nearly $800,000 a year in electricity bills and maintenance.

Leave a smaller footprint

Changing your home and garden lights to LED can save you heaps of cash – as well as leaving a much smaller carbon footprint. For example, a 50w halogen, running for six hours per day, works out to $32.85 pa in running costs; whereas a 10w LED, also running for six hours per day, costs $6.57 pa. Now, multiple that by the number of lights in your home, garden, and your business, and it really adds up.

LED outdoor lights are specifically made to work in an outdoor environment, lighting building exteriors, driveways, patios and so on. LED lighting for your garden offers many benefits. For example, LEDs stay cooler to the touch – a huge bonus if you have children playing in the garden.

Power efficient

LEDs are extremely power efficient – perfect for outdoor lights that are often left on for long periods of time. Another plus is easy maintenance. Outdoor lights are often hard to reach but LEDs rarely need changing. In fact, LED lights last up to 20 times longer!

It just all makes sense really.

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