For design the outdoor lighting,it must have covered many aspect such as to increase the safety, security and look beauty also saving electricity energy.
We must make a good selection about types of lighting to ensure it suitable with our application,design and the important thing is ENERGY SAVING.
So this time i want share some information how to choose a suitable lighting for outdoor.I hope it can give you some ideas to get a best selection,safety and meet our requirement.
Outdoor lighting – How to choose a suitable types
1) Safety around properties
- Halogen floodlights
It can produce a good quality of white light and suitable for safety purpose.This floodlight has a rated life of 4,000 hours, which is 50% longer than the typical rated life of regular floodlights.
- CFL outdoor floodlights
We also can use ENERGY STAR CFL outdoor floodlights.These CFLs can provide the same amount of light, last longer, and consume less power than regular incandescent reflector lamps.
2) Landscape lighting
- Low-voltage incandescent
Low-voltage incandescent or tungsten-halogen fixtures and bulbs are popular for landscape lighting because of their low voltage,low energy cost, and easy installation.
- Energy Star CFL
We also can use ENERGY STAR CFL.It can provide the same amount of light, last longer, and consume less power than regular incandescent lamps.
3) Insect repellent
High pressure sodium lights, with their golden yellow hues, would be a good choice. Or, any bulb with a yellow coating or a fixture with a yellow lens would also work as a insects repellent.
4) Wide area
- High-pressure sodium lamps (HPS)
This type provide a highly efficient means to light a big areas, such as parking area and building around.We can replaced this type from mercury vapor lighting.
It would be a best choice for areas such as garages,building parking area and storage. In animal production,it is useful to control a high humidity at barn area.
Control methods for outdoor lighting
- Use an automatic timers to off and on at specific times.
- Use Photocell controls to detected light area levels.
- Motion detectors can control the light for on and off when someone steps in and out of range.
- All controls must be weather proof.
- Outdoor lighting must suitable with ambient temperature.