It’s no exaggeration to say that LED technology has revolutionized lighting.
In the past decade or so, as LED has become a mainstay of the lighting world, home and business owners have increasingly turned to LED to illuminate the inside and outside of their properties.
The Gemstone Lights system is completely LED-based. The RGB+W LED strip we use in our system (with a white chip as well as red, green and blue) enables us to deliver comprehensive outdoor lighting solutions to homes and businesses around North America cost-effectively and with stunning results.
As you will see below, there are many good reasons for making the switch to LED and so many different things you can achieve with a lighting system that is so flexible and customizable.
Benefits of outdoor lighting
If you’re reading this, you have probably already decided either to install outside lighting or change your existing setup to a more efficient or cost-effective system.
So, we won’t dwell too long on the many benefits of outdoor lighting other than to say:
Why choose smart outdoor LED lights?
LED lighting for your outdoor areas can do all of the things that traditional lighting can do but with lower power consumption, much greater convenience, and far more flexibility.
Some of the great benefits of LED lighting over traditional lighting include:
What styles can you achieve with LED lights?
Following are just a few examples of what you can achieve with the best outdoor LED lights:
- Classy architectural lighting
- Christmas party lighting
- Independence Day lighting
- Halloween lighting
- Birthday party lighting
- Spotlights for extra home or business security
- Mood lighting for a private outdoor party
- Lighting for a barbecue area (decking or patio)
- Feature lighting
- Lighting for pathways and driveways
- Bright lighting for car parks at business premises
Classy architectural lighting
Christmas party lighting
Independence Day lighting
Birthday party lighting
Spotlights for extra security
How to choose the right outdoor lighting option for your home
If you’re thinking about changing your outdoor lighting system to an LED-based system, it’s worth noting what to look for in an LED lighting system.
You should be looking for the following features:
Like with all lighting systems, you have the installation and running costs to consider. To arrive at an informed decision about cost-effectiveness, you need to weigh up these costs with how long the system is expected to last.
The best LED light systems like Gemstone Lights are considered “permanent” solutions due to their longevity. They are backed up by “bumper to bumper” warranties.
So, this balanced with the reduced running costs (you should experience up to 80 percent lower electricity bills than with traditional outdoor lighting systems) can offset the installation costs.
LED systems are not the cheapest to install but they do provide an excellent return on investment.
Actual installation costs are heavily dependent on the size of your home and how much track you require.
For the most accurate estimate, contact a Gemstone Lights Authorized Dealer, who can visit your premises, measure up, and provide an indicative quote for your lighting system.
LED lights have different wattages associated with them, depending on their color.
Generally speaking, LED lights are very energy-efficient. As the technology has developed, it has continued to improve.
As a guideline, Gemstone Lights draw anywhere from 0.17 watts to 0.72 watts per light, depending on the color you choose and the intensity you want (this is all controlled from your centralized, cloud-based app)
How to save on electricity fees
Standard LED light configurations are cost-effective to run. However, you can further save on electricity costs by using timers to switch the lights on and off at preset times.
You can also choose configurations that use the least number of bulbs at times when you are not looking to impress the neighbors!
According to the US Department of Energy, a good-quality LED light should last between 30,000 and 50,000 hours. Those we use at Gemstone Lights are graded for 50,000 hours though it is not unheard of for some lights to last longer.