Sprucing Up your Backyard with LED Lighting and More
A backyard can be your perfect, personal slice of the outdoors, a space where you can relax, entertain, or just be with family and friends. And with summer upon us in Australia, now is the perfect time to transform your yard into a place you can truly be proud of.
If your yard currently looks like it’s in need of a makeover, here are some things to bear in mind.
Make the Space Comfortable Comfort is perhaps the one thing that separates a humdrum yard to one you actually want to spend time in. Fortunately, the things that make a backyard attractive are also what make it comfortable. For instance, trees and awnings not only function as great adornments, they increase the comfort level of your yard by providing shade.
To avoid mosquito bites (all too common in the summer!) place birdbaths and other structures with standing water away from lounging and dining areas. An effective solution against mosquitoes is to install LED yard lighting, which attracts less insects compared to incandescent bulbs and CFLs.
Keep it Safe Safety is another important factor to consider in a yard. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time entertaining people on evenings, your lighting has to be down pat. Ask yourself where visibility is most important. Areas near driveways obviously need light—you can mount lanterns to posts there. Doors can have better ease of access if they’re lit with wall-mounted lanterns.
Energy Efficiency All that lighting in your backyard could spell trouble for your utility bill, but you need not worry if you choose LED light bulbs. LEDs are durable, low-maintenance, and incredibly long-lasting lighting solutions perfect for outdoor use. They last up to 40,000 hours, use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, and feature solid-state lighting technology, which makes them more durable. All these translate to major savings on lighting maintenance and energy consumption.
For more tips and ideas on outdoor LED lighting, contact the LiquidLEDs support team!