3 Reasons to Switch to LED Security Lighting

LEDs are the outdoor lighting solution on everyone’s mind. With the drop in price on LED lighting, more and more consumers are making the switch to energy-efficient outdoor lighting. If you’re not convinced about installing an LED security lighting system, here are the top 3 ways LEDs have revolutionized security illumination.

Why Switch to LED Security Lighting?

  1. LED Security LightingLEDs are efficient. The biggest (and most well known) selling point for LED lighting is its energy efficiency. LED lights initially cost more than other security lighting options, but they quickly make up the difference in long life and reduced energy expenditure. Over the course of 100,000 hours (about 11 years), LED lights can save homeowners roughly $45,000 in energy bills.
  2. LED lighting is effective. Most security lights – particularly the ever-popular mercury vapor flood lights – don’t direct light, but shine harsh illumination down, out, and around the area. Rather than aiding security, this method of lighting creates light pollution, glare, and deep shadows that make it easier for intruders to conceal themselves. LED security lighting directs light to targeted areas, allowing outdoor lighting designers to illuminate an entire property without polluting the night with excess light.
  3. Blue LEDs just won the nobel prize. If you need a reason to switch to LED security lighting, look no further than the 2014 nobel prize. Earlier this month Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura won the nobel prize for the invention of the blue light-emitting diode, a discovery that “triggered a fundamental transformation of lighting technology.”

Get energy-efficient LED security lighting that will protect your home or business without causing light pollution or harsh glares. Call Southern Nights Illuminations today and schedule your free security lighting consultation.

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Illuminating the Meaning of Light

Light is a powerful motivator. It can inspire us to seek beauty, encourage us to persevere, and illuminate the warmth in our lives. “Lighting the darkness” can mean anything from simply flipping a switch to reminding ourselves of the warmth and love in our lives.

At Southern Nights Illuminations, we’re experts at the artistry of creating bright, functional nightscapes. But sometimes its worthwhile to step back and remember just what light means. Take a look at our favorite inspiring quotes about lighting.

Our Favorite Quotes About Light

  • light and landscapes - sun breaking through clouds“Let there be light.” It’s telling that the world begins with a light breaking through the void. Genesis 1:3-4 illuminates the creation of light, even before the universe was formed. It’s no wonder that we have such an intrinsic desire to light up the world around us.
  • “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” J.K. Rowling uses the metaphor of light to give hope to those struggling through dark times.
  • “A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen.” John O’Donohue articulates the power of light, both physically and metaphorically, in our lives. A circle of illumination creates warmth, welcome, and safety for those who rest in it.
  • “I really just want to be that warm, yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” – Conor Oberst

Outdoor lighting provides more than just inspiration. It’s a refuge from nighttime hazards, a bright stage to entertain, and a warm space to bask in the love of family and friends. Light up your world with custom-designed outdoor lighting from Southern Nights Illuminations.

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