5 Benefits of using LED Strip Lighting in your Garden

By LED Lighthouse

As the colder seasons approach and it gets darker earlier in winter evenings, incorporating LEDs strips lights into your garden landscapes can help distinguish different areas in the garden, for example, driveways and pathways. With the festive season fast approaching, using our splash-proof and waterproof LED light strips in combination with our neon flex LED strip lights that help bring your garden to life for Halloween & Christmas so you can embrace the festive season.

What are LED light strips?

LED strip lights, also commonly known as LED tape, are circuit boards filled with small LEDs (light-emitting diodes) carefully arranged in a long flexible strip. LED strip lights can be provided in a powerful selection of colours and brightnesses. Our variations of LED strip lights include splashproof, waterproof and neon flex strip lights. IP ratings reflect the effectiveness of protecting electricals from dust, moisture and other foreign particles. Therefore, lights with an IP rating of 67 or above can be labelled as fully water-resistant and weather resistant

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Different types of outdoor LED strip lights:

Splash-proof strip lighting is suitable for both indoor and sheltered outdoor locations. They are both practical & decorative as they are available in green, orange, pink, red and blue. These LED strip lights have an IP65 rating because they use a waterproof micro-coating that is highly effective. These LED strip lights are backed with a strong and lasting self-adhesive for a secure fit anywhere. Another option for garden lighting includes our waterproof LED strip light range which is available in warm and natural white light. They are our best-LED strip lights suitable for outdoor usage or in very wet areas, IP68 strip lights are the most secure and weather resistant.

What are the benefits of LED strip lights in your garden:

1.) LED strip lights last a lot longer than regular light bulbs so you don’t have to replace them as frequently because LEDs can last up to 50,000 hours. So if you install LED strip lights in your garden, you won’t have to replace them for many years.

2.) Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED strip lights do not cause glare and easy on the eye. From our range of garden LED light strips, cool white LED lights can be very crisp and bright, but you can choose from our other colours and colour temperatures (such as natural/warm white) for a softer glow. 

3.) LED strip lighting for gardens is a more affordable and durable option than regular bulbs because they are safe. Unlike fluorescent lighting, they do not contain any mercury or any other harmful chemicals. Also, our waterproof range of LEDs strip lights is highly secured by a waterproof micro coating with an IP68 rating for greater protection from moisture and dust. 

4.) LED strip lights are relatively inexpensive and are easy to install, they help to improve the lighting in any area both indoor and outdoor. Due to the strong self-adhesive backing, you can place them on any outdoor dry surfaces. They are supplied in 10m lengths, so you can cut the strip to lengths with scissors, as small as every 6 LEDs (10cm). They are available in 12V and 24V. 

5.) Using LED strip lights in your garden is more energy-efficient because garden LED light strips to use less energy than incandescent bulbs because diode light is much more efficient, power-wise, than filament light. LED outdoor lighting use more than 75% less energy but does not compromise on brightness. 

Outdoor LED Light Strip Applications:

With all these benefits of LED strip lights in your garden here are some ways you can incorporate them into your garden design:

  • Accent Lighting: Emphasise your garden design features such as flower beds, water features and decking by easily installing waterproof LED lighting strategically. Add accents to garden landscapes and architectural features, for example, trees, pillars, stairs, and balconies by projecting light onto objects and creating shadows to create visually appealing backdrops to decorate your exterior space. 
  • Patio and Decking: Add warmth to outdoor seating and dining areas around patios and decking to make your outdoor social space a welcoming atmosphere for friends and family. Reflect indoor lighting using warm LED strip lights, or add crisp cool white light strips to create borders and perimeters to segment areas in your garden using LED strip lights.
  • Wall Lighting: Illuminate your exterior features using wall-mounted LED strip lights that can be placed, both vertically and horizontally to create modern lighting, which can be easily attached to dry outdoor surfaces due to the self-adhesive backing on our garden strip lights.
  • Safety Lighting: Reinforce your homes by installing LED strip lights around doorways, along pathways and stairs and shed light on your property to reduce any slips and falls. Use the LED strip lights’ important security feature because they can deter burglars and intruders.
  • Festive Lighting: While hosting outdoor events create an amazing festive party atmosphere using different coloured splash-proof LED strip lights, available in an array of colours such as green, red and blue. Light up the dancefloor using waterproof lighting in combination with neon flex LED strip lights. 

Overall, we highly recommend LED strip lights to create a cosy and safe outdoor space you can enjoy through the festive season and experience warm summer nights. Whether you need more lighting to improve safety by illuminating pathways and driveways for more clarity or you would like to emphasise garden features throughout your property we can provide the LED lighting solution that works for you.  

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Specialist supplier of quality LED lighting

Established in 2011, we are dedicated to supplying quality LED lighting at an affordable price. We offer LED Lights and components from some of the best manufacturers including Integral, Samsung, Epistar, Meanwell and Ltech.
Due to customer demand, in recent years we've grown to specialise in LED Strip Lights and associated parts, developing many of our own products.