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New Year, New Lifestyle, New View

The New Year is a perfect time for creating goals, starting fresh and making positive changes for an improved life. New Year’s resolutions are made by 45% of Americans as a way to start the year on the right track. According to a YouGov poll, the most common aspirations for the coming year in the US are to eat healthier, get more exercise and to save more money.

Believe it or not, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can help inspire you to reach your goals. Having the benefit of outdoor lighting at your Clearwater, Tampa Bay or St. Petersburg home can make getting fit and leading a healthier lifestyle easier.

Pool and deck lighting

Your landscape and outdoor living spaces are the perfect places to spend time outdoors. Fresh air, playing with the kids, yard games and other activities are a great way to get you off the couch and moving! Landscape, deck and patio lighting will allow for endless frolic and fun after dusk.

In addition to the ability to inspire longer periods of activity and exercise in your backyard, outdoor lighting can also create an ambiance perfect for meditation, yoga and pilates!

Two people doing yoga

For Clearwater, Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg homeowners looking to take their exercise regimen beyond the backyard, imagine the difference landscape lighting could make in your daily routine. Since the days are shorter and evening arrives earlier, coming home from that power walk or evening run would no longer mean returning to darkness. Landscape lighting will ensure greater visibility and peace of mind. This adds confidence in helping to keep your resolution towards a healthier lifestyle.

Pathway lighting

Last but certainly not least, our LED outdoor lighting can help save money compared to the costs associated with operating a halogen outdoor lighting system. LED bulbs have a 50,000+ hour life expectancy and last over twenty times longer than halogen ones. That cuts usage costs since maintenance is reduced as is the irritation of persistently purchasing and replacing dead bulbs. Additionally, LED offers the same, or better, illumination using a minimal percentage of the power of halogens. Here’s an example of the type of savings we are referring to:

Your electrical company charges you by the KWH (kilowatt-hour). One KWH is equal to using 1,000 Watts an hour. Doing a bit of math based on how many hours you run your outdoor lighting system in a year, you can easily calculate the savings of running an LED outdoor lighting system instead. But to make it easy, we’ve thrown a few numbers together to show you the difference:

Halogen vs. LED chart

The average cost of a KWH right now is about $.1091. In a year, it will take 1,314 KWH to run the Halogen system and 219 KWH per year to run the LED outdoor lighting system for 8 hours per night, 365 days per year. Within those parameters, you will spend $143.36 to run the Halogen system for the year & only $23.89 to run the LED system for the year.

A new (or upgraded) outdoor lighting system is an investment that adds beauty, security and safety, and valuable illumination every evening. So while you are busy with the excitement your working toward your New Year goals, let us help bring your endeavors out of the dark and into the light!

Make your appointment with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay at (727) 513-3420 or email us at olpclearwater@outdoorlights.com.

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