Once the benefits of LED lights were discovered by the general public, they became a popular choice for use indoors. Unfortunately, it took a lot more for LED lights to become a staple in external applications. Indeed, they were initially much more expensive when they are installed in large-scale projects such as landscapes. There are many reasons LED lights should be considered for outdoor applications, including lampposts, flood lights, tunnels, landscapes, pedestrian passages and even underwater.
The first reason to consider using LED lights outside is economic efficiency. They have a longer life expectancy than traditional translucent bulbs. This considerably reduces maintenance and replacement costs.
One of the biggest problems with outdoor lighting is replacing bulbs once they go out. With a longer lifespan, LED minimize this problem. In addition, LEDs reduce the amount of energy needed to use them. This provides a long-term cost savings on electricity expenditure.
Another advantage of using LED lights outside is that they are more respectful of the environment. They are completely smokeless, do not contain mercury and produce a minimum amount of CO2. These are all problems generally associated with different types of traditional bulbs.
While outdoor installations are typically fairly permanent, especially for street lights and tunnels, there are certain situations in which the installations are moved.