There are several different types of exterior security lighting systems available. Your business’s location, the level of threat and your budget will determine which type of system will suit you best.
Installing security lighting will increase your electricity bill. As such, you may want to consider motion-activated exterior security lights. Unlike other solutions, motion-activated security lights only turn on when they detect movement. Because they won’t be left on all night, your electricity bill should’t break the bank and your premises will remain secure.
Another environmentally-friendly and cost-effective option is solar flood lighting. Because solar flood lighting takes its energy directly from the sun, your electricity bill will remain pretty much the same. Today, solar flood lighting is incredibly effective. The best LED lighting will provide a high-quality of light, giving the ability to recognise faces at around 30′. Solar flood lights will even operate if your power goes out.
Like incandescent light bulbs, halogen lights use a tungsten filament and produce a bright white light. The most popular option for security lighting, halogen flood lights are available in a range of designs, and can be used to light large areas – such as carparks and other outdoor areas.
Invented in 1890, fluorescent lighting has come a long a way and is today used around the world – most often in office strip lighting. Fluorescent light bulbs typically last eight to 10 times longer, and use about 75 percent less energy, than traditional incandescent light bulbs. However, fluorescent light bulbs will buzz when turned on, and so may not be appropriate if your business is in a residential area.
HID lighting, or High Intensity Discharge lighting, is perhaps the most effective exterior lighting solution. A type of electrical gas-discharge lamp, HID exterior security lights can make more visible light per unit of power than fluorescent and incandescent lamps. HID lights cover large areas, making them ideal for lighting large external areas.
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