Are you tired of paying high electricity bills every month? It may be time to upgrade your outdoor landscape lighting system in order to conserve energy and reduce your monthly expenses. Your outdoor lighting system can make a huge difference in your electricity bills. When done properly, you can put more of your hard earned money toward the luxuries of entertaining, rather than illuminating the party. Find an explanation on how outdoor landscape lighting can affect your bill in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Don’t over light
One of the easiest ways to save money is to avoid over lighting. Plan your outdoor lighting system in advance by figuring out how much area each fixture illuminates. By doing this, you can be sure to purchase only the amount of fixtures needed to light up the area, avoiding excess product and installation costs.
Next, know what you want to light up. It isn’t necessary to illuminate every square foot of your property as this only subtracts from your property’s curb appeal and your bank account. Plan what aspects of your landscaping you want your outdoor lighting system to accent. Play with shadows in your yard to create a dramatic or mysterious effect that will contribute beautifully to the overall look of your façade.
Finally, avoid bright lights. These can over light areas that only need dim illumination and can create a glaring prison yard effect. Use low-wattage lighting for ambience. These softer fixtures will provide a more natural, moonlight effect while saving you money on your hydro bill.
Install outdoor landscape system timers
Time your outdoor landscape lighting to match your specific needs. With timers, you can adjust each fixture to turn on and off depending on its purpose. While you may want security lights to stay on from dawn until dusk, those used for entertaining only need to only run as long as you’re awake. By adjusting each fixture of your outdoor landscape lighting system in this way, you can save energy and money by allowing each light to stay on only as long as it needs to. With timers, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the lights before bed.
Learn the beauty of LEDs
LEDs are not only great for your pocketbook, but they also provide the environment with a big boost. These eco-friendly lights may seem a bit pricey upon initial installation, but you’ll see monetary advantages in the long run. Nite Time Décor Oakville will be happy to help you install these money-saving fixtures.
Use candles for mood lighting
When you have guests over, enjoy your deck with a few candles and turn off some of your lights. Or, if you’re looking to add an extra layer of ambiance to your outdoor entertaining area, consider installing some of our Tiki Lamps. These fixtures look especially stunning next to a pool or when placed around your porch.
Turn off some lights during the holidays
If you’ve adorned your home with Christmas lights, turn off some of your regular fixtures. Christmas lights will take on some of the work of your outdoor landscape system, giving your year-round fixtures a holiday. Just make sure you keep any security lights active. You don’t want to invite any unwanted elves into your home!
For the best outdoor landscape lighting maintenance, contact Nite Time Décor Oakville for your complimentary quote today.