Selecting outdoor lighting fixtures for your home or office is a very complicated process, especially for those who don’t know what important details should be considered first, before purchasing. While LED lighting is the best option for illuminating outdoor locations, the fixtures that you select have to comply with the installation requirements and must be able to withstand weather conditions. The guidelines listed below will help you select the perfect LED outdoor lighting fixtures.
The first thing to consider before you even start shopping for an LED outdoor lighting fixture is the type of device and its size. The fixtures that are offered today include wall and ceiling lights, emergency and flood lights along with chandeliers and directional lighting fixtures. The purpose of the LED lighting also plays great role in fixtures’ shape and design. For example, if you are looking for outdoor light to install in a pool or spa area, you need to ensure that such fixtures are moisture and water resistant. Landscape or accent LED lights should have an adjustable housing for easier installation and maintenance.
The next thing to pay attention to when selecting LED outdoor lighting is the type of housing that such fixtures use. When old lights are being replaced with new LED lamps, you need to ensure they are retrofit and can be mounted with the old wires. New housing design is meant to be installed with new applications only.
Wattage is the next important factor to consider. Since most of outdoor LED lights are operating all night long, you do want them to be economical and reliable. The best thing about LED light bulbs is that they use significantly less energy while offering the same if not better quality of lighting. The wattage of a LED outdoor light does vary depending on the fixture design and its purpose.
Mounting options should not be the last details you pay attention to. No matter how efficient or great-looking an outdoor light is, if you can’t connect it to the line and mount it in the desired location, there’s no point of purchasing it. Ensure that you will be able to install the LED lights outside the house and that they come with all the necessary mounting equipment.
Style and color options of an LED outdoor lighting are the last details one should consider. The sole purpose of outdoor lighting is to illuminate the space while creating a suitable, relaxing environment for you and your family to enjoy. A lamp that matches the existent décor of the landscape certainly adds style and sophistication to the general view.
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