LED lighting is a huge trend in remodeling. There are tons of benefits to adding these energy efficient lights to your home – they save money, they last a long time, and they emit high quality light. Many people have been installing built-in LED inbouwspots in their homes in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, but did you know that you can install LED lights in other spaces throughout your home too? In fact, you can work with your electrician and landscaper to install LED lighting outside as well. Here are some unique ways to incorporate LED fittings into your space.
Many people neglect to change the lighting in their garage for years, which results not only in a very dim space, but also in wasted energy. Switching to LED lights in your carport will make it a more comfortable and attractive place to park your car. The garage is the perfect place to install overhead LED spotlights. The bright light will illuminate your car and make it easy to see when coming and going at night or in the early morning. If you like to work in your garage, LED lights over your workspace can also make a huge difference in your productivity.
If you like to entertain outdoors, consider switching your traditional twinkle lights out for ones with LED bulbs. Not only will they be brighter (and they come in many different colors), but they will also last you much longer, so you won’t have to replace them every few months when a light burns out. You can even make your own LED lanterns by purchasing battery-operated LED lights and inserting them into non-flammable hanging lanterns. Just something as simple as hanging lights can make a huge difference in the way your outdoor space looks and feels.
It’s helpful to have flood lights to illuminate your driveway and other walkways in front of your house. This makes it much easier for those approaching your house to see, particularly if you live in an area that doesn’t have much street lighting. Instead of traditional incandescent lights, try installing LED flood lights. These lights are extremely durable and will last you for years to come.
Another way to illuminate your sidewalks and other paths in your yard is by installing LED light strips on the ground to light up these pathways. These strips are very easy to find and can be installed virtually anywhere, so you can use them to develop creative lighting ideas for your outdoor space. They work well not only for illuminating the paths in your yard, but also for illuminating any plants or trees you would like to feature. Additionally, if you have lanterns lining your sidewalks, you can switch out the lights inside for battery powered LED bulbs. Since LED lights come in a variety of different colors, you can really have fun playing around with the overall look and feel of your space.
This is an idea for the truly creative, fun-loving homeowner. If you have a waterfall, pond, or other water feature running through your yard, try illuminating it using LED lighting! You can purchase LED lights that are waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about any damage, and lights in the water create a stunning romantic ambiance that will make your yard the talk of the neighborhood. You can also try switching out the lights in your existing pool or hot tub for LEDs to save money and energy.
When converting your home to LED lighting, don’t forget about your outdoor spaces! LED lights can completely transform your yard while keeping your energy costs low. It helps to consult a remodeling expert, an electrician, or a landscaper when taking on these projects.