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Do Outdoor String Lights Use a Lot of Electricity?

Outdoor string lights are one of the most popular outdoor lighting choices. Can they be energy efficient?

Outdoor string lights come in many forms. From twinkling lights to white orbs to colored bulbs, they can be found in backyards, on restaurant patios, and high up rooftop venues everywhere. There are a couple of considerations, other than aesthetics, concerning installing outdoor string lights.

Do outdoor string lights use a lot of electricity?

Do string lights use a lot of electricity?

Some traditional bulbs on string lights might use a lot of electricity. The outdoor string lights installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are energy-efficient LED. Outdoor string lights with LED bulbs are 90% efficient, versus incandescent bulbs, which operate at a maximum of 20% efficiency.

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What are the benefits of using LED outdoor string lights?

In addition to LED’s energy efficiency, there are a couple of other reasons to use LED outdoor string lights versus incandescent bulbs.

  • LED emits energy as light, whereas incandescent bulbs emit most of their energy as heat. String lights with incandescent bulbs can be hot to the touch, and they could also attract heat-seeking insects to your backyard or patio.
  • Incandescent bulbs have a life expectancy of about 1,000 hours, while LED bulbs have a life expectancy of about 14 years with about eight hours of daily usage.
  • LED’s longer lifespan equates to savings on replacement bulbs and less landfill waste.

Do LED outdoor string lights use a lot of electricity?

Why have outdoor string lights professionally installed?

If you choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to install your outdoor string lights, you can reap the benefits of high-quality LED lighting products. Our outdoor string lights are warrantied for five years. Additionally, your string light installation will be tailored to the exact size our installation requires. Our professional installation is also beneficial in that we use a guide wire that stabilizes the string, eliminating drooping which can result from self-installation of lesser products. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ experienced technicians will ensure that your attachments are properly installed and installed to last!

Incandescent outdoor string lights use a lot of electricity.

Search for outdoor string lights near me and contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is ready to help you create the ideal outdoor string lighting installation for your home or business. For a complimentary string lighting design consultation, get in touch with us today. (636) 202-0369

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