LED Driveway Lights
OLED driveway lights are some of the most popular lighting choices today. This is because it has already been proven that LED has a longer lifespan than conventional incandescent bulbs. Additionally, it shines brighter. For environmentally concerned individuals, LED lighting has also been tested and proven that it produces far less carbon dioxide than other bulbs in the market today.By installing a driveway LED you can prevent any untoward accidents like tripping over of guests, visitors and other family members.
Aside from safety, you will also keep your home secure from intruders and other people who want to trespass on your property.
At present, there are various power sources available for LED driveway lighting. One power source worth considering is solar power. This is an option that is mostly preferred by people who want to have some illumination yet don’t want to have the excess burden of high electricity bills. But, a disadvantage is that since LED lights give off a very bright glow, chances are that the lights will go off in just a few hours after it has been turned on. As compared to conventional power sources, LED can only be used in just a short period of time
If you’ve finally decided on using LED on your driveway, then you can visit your local hardware or home specialty shops, and ask for lights that are designed for walkway illumination. Another popular choice is the flat lights. These are often installed inside stones and they give your driveway some accents and shadows.
For people who are more concerned with safety and security rather than aesthetics, you may consider installing LED flood lights. These are mounted on walls and can be equipped with a motion sensor, solar panels and a battery. Like other solar powered lights, this will automatically run or function when the sun goes down. But be prepared to back it up with another power source since the battery will most likely die out in just few hours of usage. Despite this drawback, this type of light enables you to save on the cost of your monthly electric bill
Installing Driveway Lighting
Outdoor driveway lighting is very important to the overall look of your home. It doesn’t matter if you have an old home that you want to renovate or if you are building a new one. Lights provide the much needed additional appeal to any home when placed in the right spots and in the right combinations.
There are actually various lighting options available to you. For driveway entrance lighting, you may choose to opt for some solar powered lights.
This is a good example of low voltage driveway lighting. Aside from being environment friendly, this type of light gives you the much needed illumination without the high costs.
When placing driveway lights, it is wise to just sit down first and think of a good design before randomly placing the lights around. You can also use a flashlight or some candles to try to simulate how the lights will look in your driveway. This will ensure that you get the effect that you are aiming for without wasting any time on removing and reinstalling the lights.
For some, they place the lights buried within the concrete while others just dig holes in the lawn and then install them there. Of course, the level of difficulty on installation varies with each lighting system and driveway. When choosing your lights, you need to consider the maintenance. You must install the lights while taking into consideration on how you will take care of them. After all, you are not installing disposable lights.
Now that you have a glimpse on what type of light to use and where to position them, you can now plan on the height or the angle of its installation. If you have large paths or driveways, it is a good idea to place lights that are at least four feet in height
For smaller areas, there are lights that are one to three feet in height that are available in most hardware stores.
Placing lights all depends on what effect you want to create. The possibilities are endless, so just take your time and think about on how you want to install your driveway entrance lighting.