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LED Outdoor Wall Lights
LED outdoor wall lights make so much sense: They’re more economical, greener and longer lasting
You might have guessed by now that we’re big fans of LED lighting technology: If you’re looking for outdoor lighting, LED is definitely the way to go.
Outdoor wall lights are a good idea, whether they’re LED or regular halogens. Why? Because they make your property safer by illuminating pathways, etc. They also improve security by deterring burglars and they improve the appearance of your property.
So why choose an LED outdoor wall light over a “normal” wall light? For a start, LEDs are kinder to the environment because they don’t require mercury in the manufacturing stage (unlike fluorescents and CFLs). They are more economical to run (needing about 90% less power than old-fashioned incandescent bulbs) which saves you money every month but also is more environmentally friendly as less power means less power generation is needed. Finally, LED bulbs last for about 20,000 hours of use which is up to 10-15 years.
Convinced? You should be.
If you’ve got a question, we’ve got the answer. Have a look through the most-commonly-asked ones below and you’ll find everything you need to know about our amazing LED outdoor wall lights. If you don’t find an answer, just contact one of our advisors here instead.
Why should I choose an LED outdoor wall light instead of an older style light?
Because LEDs make much more sense:
They last much longer, with about around 20,000 hours of use (good for about 10-15 years)
That lifespan makes them safer because you don’t have to go outside and change the bulb every now and then
They’re really efficient, using up to 90% less electricity
LEDs have a lot more choice when it comes to lighting colour
They’re kinder to the environment because they don’t use mercury (unlike fluorescent tubes or CFL bulbs)
Also unlike CFLs, you can switch them on and off as many times as you like without harming the bulb
When they get switched on, they don’t need any warm up time - they are bright instantly
Are LED outdoor wall lights weatherproof?
Yep, but not all to the same degree. Outdoor lights are rated according to an ingress protection (IP) code which measures how much protection they have against the weather.
The IP code for the light you are interested in will be in the specifications on the product page for that light. It’s a two-digit number: The first digit measures how much protection the light has from solid objects on a scale of 0 – 6. The second shows the protection from liquids on a scale of 0 – 8. Outdoor lights must have at least a number four here. Here’s the exact scale for liquid ingress protection in accordance with IEC 60529:
Level 1- protected against dripping water
Level 2- protected against dripping water when tilted at 15°
Level 3- protected against spraying water
Level 4- protected against splashing of water
Level 5- protected against water jets
Level 6- protected against powerful water jets
Level 7- protected against immersion, up to 1 m depth
Level 8- protected against immersion, 1 m or more depth
Are they protected against seawater?
You’ve got to be a bit careful if you live near saltwater - We recommend that you avoid aluminium or steel materials which can corrode and rust in the salt air. Look for lights that are made from Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), heavy-duty plastic or brass and have a look at the technical specifications for your light to make sure it says “Corrosion-resistant = YES”.
How do I install an LED outdoor wall light?
Call an electrician. Or, if you are reasonably competent when it comes to DIY and wiring, we provide detailed step-by-step instructions with each light (they really are quite easy to put up).
What is the right height for an outdoor wall light?
That’s really up to you (just choose a height where the light won’t dazzle you). If your light comes with a motion sensor then there will be a recommended height in the manual.
How can I get a replacement glass?
Ask the manufacturer – the details will be in the manual or in the technical specification on the product page on this site. If you’re not sure, just get in touch with one of our customer service agents here and they’ll sort you out.
Do they have motion sensors?
Some do, some don’t. If you use the filter field in the search section above, make sure you select “Incl. motion detector” and you’ll see all of our outdoor LED lights that have built-in motion detectors and dusk sensors.
Actually, it’s a good idea to choose these lights above the regular ones because they’re not only useful, they’ll make you feel very safe. The lights will come on whenever they are needed (as you walk in your gate, for example) and are triggered by any movement and that can bring peace of mind too. Also, because they only come on when triggered, they save power.
Do LEDs come in different colours?
They certainly do and the luminous colours can change the light completely. Here’s how it works:
Universal white/cool/bluish/daylight is the colour that wakes you up, allowing your body to softly and naturally awaken – just as it would with the help of natural day light. Technically these bulbs have a minimum temperature of 6,500 Kelvin
Golden/warm light is the colour that relaxes you and helps sleep to come naturally, even though : even though warm lights can also be bright. The luminous colour should be around 2,700 Kelvin or less for the best results
Use the filter field in the search section above and select “Luminous colour” to find lights with warm white, universal light, day light and more.
What styles do they come in?
Our LED outdoor wall lights come in all sorts of styles. Just set the filter in the search section above to find antique, country house, rustic, designer, hotel, restaurant, industrial, maritime, Mediterranean, modern, office, Scandinavian, shop and vintage lights.