Outdoor Lighting for Decoration and Security


Outdoor lighting is commonly used for decoration and security.  The best outdoor lights are highly efficient and direct light only where it is needed. These fixtures are certified by ENERGY STAR as well as the International Dark Sky Association - allowing you to save energy and minimize light pollution.

  • Go Solar: Lights powered by small photovoltaic (PV) modules convert sunlight directly into electricity. These solar powered lights typically require no wiring, making them easy to install and especially useful for areas that are not close to an existing power supply line.  Best of all, once they are installed, the light they generate is absolutely free.
  • It's About the Time: Lights equipped with a photocell unit or a motion sensor will turn on only at night or when someone is present. A combined photocell and motion sensor will increase your energy savings even more.
  • High Efficiency Bulbs: CFLs and LEDs are better suited for outdoor use than incandescent lights because of their long life. If you live in a cold climate, be sure to buy a lamp with a cold weather ballast since standard CFLs may not work well below 40°F.

Learn more at Energy Savers.