LED Outdoor Lighting

May Be Ideal for Your Porch

LED outdoor lighting may be just what you need to create a calm and serene setting on your front porch. LED lights are ideal for outdoor pendant lighting, recessed can lights, wall mount fixtures, and landscape lighting.



Dave and I like beautiful lighting - both indoors and outdoors. The right kind of lighting can make a huge difference in how your indoor and outdoor spaces look and feel.

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The right outdoor lighting warms your porch
Ever notice how changing the lighting in a room can make such a nice difference in how the room feels? When we replaced the fluorescent lighting in our kitchen with nicer fixtures and bulbs, our kitchen took on such a different feel.

Outdoor lighting is no different. The type of lighting you have on your porch and landscaping makes a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. So, let's take a closer look at LED outdoor lighting.

Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Porch

The kind people at Best Value LEDs provided us many of the facts we share here.
  • LED lights create little to no heat so they are cooler to the touch.
  • They use far less energy than incandescent light bulbs saving you money on your electric bill.
  • Our personal favorite reason: "Pure White" LED light bulbs do not attract bugs or insects. No more pesky bugs stuck all over your outdoor light fixtures or flying around you while you are enjoying a relaxing evening on your front porch.
  • With typical household use, an LED light bulb can last from 10 to 25 years. That's long enough to move into your house as young newly weds and not need to replace your light bulbs until you become grandparents.
  • According to HowStuffWorks.com, the lifespan of an LED exceeds the short life of an incandescent bulb by thousands of hours.
  • LEDs are environmentally friendly. They are made of recyclable material and do not contain harmful chemicals such as mercury.
  • Less wattage consumption. For the equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent bulb, LEDS use an average of 5-7 watts.
  • LED bulbs are great for outdoor track lighting or hanging outdoor pendant lighting where directional light is desired.

Costs and Savings Of LED Outdoor Lighting

Probably the biggest drawback of LED light bulbs for most people is their initial cost. However, once you realize that their life span is much longer then incandescent or CFL bulbs, then you know you can save money several ways.

Over time, you will save in light bulb replacement costs as well as on your electric bill.

Some LED light bulbs produce a blue tinted light, however you can get LEDs that emit the same color of light as your typical incandescent bulbs.

LED outdoor lighting
Light-emitting diode (LED)



LED lighting - Positive Impacts on Daily Life

LED light bulbs are also ideal for landscape lighting or pathway lighting. Because these bulbs last so long you will hardly ever have to replace them. That is especially helpful when it comes to replacing light bulbs that are out of reach. We all know about those.

Dave and I have several flood lights on the outside of our house that require a 30 foot ladder. How nice it would be to only have to replace those every 10 to 20 years.

And we have tall ceilings in our foyer and living room, too. LEDs, because of their longevity, would be so handy there, too.

LED spotlight bulb
An LED spotlight bulb
The advantages of LED lighting are many although the initial cost to purchase the LED bulbs is higher than incandescent and CFLs. But the money and time savings could be sizeable in the long run.

We thank Best Value LEDs for providing much of the information we shared here.


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