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LED Outdoor lights - without them you lose time, and money
The times of having to unscrew an outdoor wall light every few weeks just to change a dead light bulb are gone. That is because today, outdoor areas and indoor areas can be lit via LEDs.
LED outdoor lights offer:
- High energy savings: 90 % saving in comparison to traditional light bulbs of the same brightness
- Longer lifespan: up to 50,000 hours maintenance-free service
- Immediate, 100 % brightness: important for motion detectors and burglary protection
- High switching resilience: on and off on a regular basis, e.g., no problem in passageways
Which protection class do my LED outdoor lights require?
There are a number of things that can happen with LED outdoor lights. Above all, moisture is what effects outdoor lights most.
Depending on the location of installation, there are various IP codes specifications (IP = ingress protection). IP44 is frequently used for protection from foreign objects > = 1 mm and protection against water splashes. In contrast, pond lights require IP68, are dust-tight and protected from being submerged in water over the long-term. Many recessed floor lights use IP67 - to protect against of the effects of heavy rainfall. See the 'IP code' section in the Lampenwelt product details.
How many watts does my LED outdoor light require?
Due to different luminous efficiencies (the rate of affiliated power and produced light) and manufacturing quality of LEDs, energy consumption in watts no longer provides information regarding the brightness of a light source. Today, the value is taken from the Lumen rating ( found in the product details for every LED outdoor light and every LED light bulb).
A practical LED outdoor light, specifically a wall light, path light, or an outdoor ceiling light, ought to have 500 - 1,000 lumens. Depending on the various energy efficiency classes of a light source, about 7-15 watts are required. To compare: a traditional light bulb would use about 40-75 watts. So there is huge potential for savings.
There is no general standard for decorative lights for outdoor areas. The light itself can help create a beautiful ambience. As a general rule, 10-20 lumens equates to an energy consumption of 1 watt. Due to the small amount of energy consumed, outdoor LED decorative lights are often supplied via solar energy. Zero electricity costs!
What types of LED outdoor lights are there?
You don’t miss out when you illuminate your property with LED outdoor lights - they come in all shapes, designs and colours. If you want to keep your old outdoor light, just screw a LED light bulb into a conventional light.
- LED outdoor wall lights often come with a stainless steel case. This robust material is, as well as being a high-quality synthetic material, optimal for exterior use. There are many high quality brands of wall lights featuring sensor technology, e.g., those from Steinel.
- LED path lights have an advantage over traditional path lights as LED technology makes new, flat designs possible. Of course, classical inspired designs can be combined with modern LEDs too. Very appealing combinations can be found from Philips in the “Robin” product series.
- LED floodlights ensure good visibility when entering a driveway - with significantly lower energy consumption than traditional floodlights. For products like this, you can always trust brand names like Osram.
- LED recessed lights can be mounted at driveway entries and building façades and offer a decisive advantage: using of long-lasting light technology, there is no need to worry about fumbling about to get the bulb out of the recessed floor light, for many years to come.
- Just like traditional variations, outdoor ceiling lights come with LED light technology too – ideal for covered terraces. Here too it stands the test of time. Enjoy the best light quality, free from any worry of having to change the light bulb.
- Today, countless decorative lights with LED that are used in outdoor areas no longer require a power connection. The minimal amount of energy consumption makes it possible for them to be powered via solar energy, or with batteries. Among the decorative lights, there are gorgeous string lights and flexible rope lights. Many decorative articles have RGB colour changing functions on command. This can either be a control on the light itself or done via remote control.
Have questions about LED outdoor lights, or the required IP codes, brand manufacturers or special product categories? Then give our specialists a call on +353 1 699 2138 or contact us via our contact form.