Many homes and some businesses across the UK have porches or decks and most of these homes and businesses have outside porch lights. Outside porch lights are a form of outdoor wall lighting also referred to as garden wall lights that can provide a good many benefits for your home. Here is a look at some of those benefits.
A Warm Welcome
Outside porch lights provide a warm welcome to the members of your household when they return home after dark. When you own a business that has a porch or deck the porch light provides a welcome to visitors to the business as well as welcome to visitors of your home.
A Margin of Safety
Outside porch lights can also provide you and your home with a margin of safety. These garden wall lights not only allows you to see anything that may be left on the porch, but also may help to prevent thieves and vandals from targeting your home. People who attempt to break into your home or business prefer to target homes that are dark since there is less chance of them being seen. Having a porch light that lights up your porch or deck increases the risk of a thief or vandal getting caught, which makes it more likely that they will pass your home by.
Increases the Usefulness of Your Porch or Deck
Having an outside porch lights will increase your ability to use your porch or deck after the sun goes down. No one is going to enjoy entertaining on their deck or the porch in the dark so having outdoor wall lighting on your porch or deck will allow you to entertain in these areas after dusk, which is especially nice during the warm summer months.
Increases the Curb Value of Your Home
Having outdoor porch lighting also increases the curb value of your home and is one of those small things you can do to make your home more attractive and safer, which is attractive if you are planning on selling your home.
LED Outside Porch Lights and Their Benefits
More and more homes and businesses are choosing LED outside wall lighting for their outside porch lights due to the benefits this type of lighting provides. Here is a look at some of those benefits.
- Long lasting- LED lights are made using the latest LED technology making these lights incredibly long lasting with some of these lights lasting 20,000, 50,000, 70,000 hours or more before these lights need to be changed.
- Energy Efficient- LED lighting is also energy efficient only using a fraction of the energy that more traditional lighting uses. LED lights often only uses 20% to 50% of the energy of other types of lighting.
- LED lighting is affordable- In most cases LED lighting only costs a few dollars more than traditional lighting.
LED porch lights should be installed by a qualified electrician since these lights need to be hard wired into your 240 volt electric main.