Landscape Lighting & Energy Efficiency
Many homeowners add outdoor lighting to their property to enhance its look and increase safety and security. You may want to choose energy-efficient options — not just to reduce energy costs, but also to help protect the environment.
To help you make the right choice for your home, we at Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric have put together the following guide on landscape lighting and energy efficiency:
1. Choose compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The US Department of Energy recommends these types of fixtures because they can help you save a lot of energy. “Most bare spiral CFLs can be used in enclosed fixtures that protect them from the weather,” the department advises. When shopping around, keep an eye out for the ENERGY STAR label.
2. Find low-voltage fixtures. As technology continues to evolve, outdoor lighting has become more affordable. Look for low-voltage fixtures; they use up to one-third of the energy of 12-volt security lighting systems.
3. Don’t overdo it. You may be tempted to really light up the outside of your house. Be careful not to overdo it! Too much light can create light pollution, making it difficult to sleep at night and annoying your neighbors. More importantly, outdoor light pollution wastes energy!
At Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric, we offer a wide variety of electrical services. Whether you’re looking for expert landscape lighting installation or new wiring for appliances, we’re here to help. Give us a call to learn more:
Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822