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Lighting

Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting Is Safer and Eco-friendly


by: Loni Young

Low voltage outdoor lighting is a safer and more energy-friendly solution. It also looks better as overly bright lights don’t always look that good.

Outdoor lights are exposed to rain and snow which always presents a risk of electrocution no matter how careful you are. The higher the voltage the more harmful the injury, with the most severe result being death. Low voltage outdoor lighting virtually eliminates this risk. At this low level you may feel a little tingle but nothing that could bring harm or death.

Low voltage outdoor lighting is also more eco-friendly because it uses less electricity. For much of the time outdoor lighting is not meant to help us see more clearly in the dark, rather it is an aesthetic element design to make your house and yard look more elegant in the evening hours. Houses do look more beautiful when they are lit up at night, but if it is not providing lighting to see better, then it really is a waste of electricity, especially in these days of global warming. Low voltage outdoor lighting is a wonderful solution.

In addition, most low voltage outdoor lighting is solar powered so it is completely run on renewable energy. You can have beautiful lighting and not increase your eco footprint.

Low voltage outdoor lighting is also a safe and low-cost way to increase the security of your home. It is quite certain that criminals are much less likely to enter a well-lighted area. Lights that automatically come on at dusk are a great way to protect your home.

Finally, you should carefully consider what kind of style you want for your low voltage outdoor lighting. For example, are you looking for a rustic look. Maybe you live in an urban setting and want to bring a taste of the country into your yard. Or, maybe you are looking for an antique feel to bring your yard back to an earlier time period. Or, maybe you like the look of brass fixtures.

Regardless, be sure to take care in choosing which style you want so you are not stuck with something you don’t want. Lights are one of those things that even if you can get your money back, you may be too lazy to do so.

Low voltage outdoor lighting is a low-cost, eco-friendly and physically safe option for bringing nighttime beauty to your home.

About The Author

Loni Young writes on various home improvement topics and specifically on outdoor lighting options for www.quality-outdoor-lighting.com. Sign up for her home improvement tips newsletter by sending her an email to outdoorlighting@aweber.com.


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