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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Security Lighting for Businesses

October has finally arrived, and with it, a renewed concern about safety after dark. The days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer, and intruders are getting bolder every day. As homeowners worry about keeping their kids safe this Halloween, business owners worry about protecting their employees, customers, and business assets during one of the most crime-heavy times of the year. In fact, increased security is such a priority in October that the National Crime Prevention Council has named it Crime Prevention Month.

Outdoor Lighting for Business Security

Alarm systems alert business owners about breaches in their premises, but outdoor security lighting is the best way to prevent crime before it happens. Security lighting deters criminals by alerting bystanders to intruders. It also improves safety and may decrease the cost of insuring your building.

Where Function Meets Aesthetics

floodlights with harsh shadowsHarsh, bright security lighting isn’t just unattractive to customers; it actually increases the likelihood of criminals targeting your business. Floodlights create deep shadows and harsh glares, giving criminals places to hide. By hiring professional contractors to install security lighting for your business, you can guarantee both style and security in your outdoor lighting.

LED fixtures installed by Southern Nights Illuminations mimic daylight, creating a soft, welcoming atmosphere and eliminating the shadows that could obscure intruders. For added security to high-risk areas, install task lighting around ATMs, doorways, and in parking lots.

The best outdoor lighting is appealing and functional. Call Southern Nights Illuminations to install bright, beautiful security lighting for your Atlanta business.

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