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Outdoor lighting not only enhances your yard, but is important for safety and security. Here are some tips to brighten your property year-round while conserving energy.

  • Use motion sensors to light the entrances to your home.
  • Use single, "plantable" solar lights to give your garden a pleasant glow.
  • For a festive twist, use strings of solar-charged LEDs to brighten up railings and roof lines.
  • Replace outdoor incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs.
  • Be sure to clean your outdoor fixtures frequently. Dust and dirt reduce brightness.

Holiday lighting

  • Switch your incandescent light strings to LEDs to save money on your energy bill.
  • LEDs use 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs and they don't get hot.
  • The amount of energy consumed by just one seven-watt incandescent bulb is equal to 140 LEDs (more than 14m of lights).
  • Install timers for your outdoor lights.