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With summer in full swing across Australia- everyone from Broome to Bendigo is flocking outside to soak up the sun and take advantage of the balmy evenings. As more and more people make the most of their decks, yards and outdoor spaces, chances are you will begin to see more client requests to replace and upgrade outdoor lighting. Read on for our roundup of the latest outdoor lighting options that will help your clients save on their energy bills while upgrading their outdoor space.


Upgrade to LED and save

If your client is still using older lighting such as fluorescent, halogen or incandescent bulbs, its a good idea to educate them on the benefits of upgrading to LED alternatives. For starters, let them know that LEDs use 75% less energy than halogen bulbs – that should grab their attention. For environmentally aware clients it’s worth mentioning LED lighting can last up to 10 times longer than older alternatives, meaning less waste going to landfill.

If your client is still resistant to change arm yourself with some stats on the cost savings on their power bill and watch their eyes light up. As an added incentive don’t  forget to mention Government subsidies and rebates for homes and businesses switching to energy-efficient lighting.


Lighting to maximise outdoor space

Powerful, energy-efficient lighting is one of the best investments homeowners can make to get the most enjoyment from their outdoor space. Particularly in the warmer months. Good lighting can mean the difference between a shadowy courtyard or a breezy outdoor extension of the home. Depending on the client, their space and their needs, there are several products you can recommend when upgrading their outdoor space:

LED Spotlights – Durable enough to withstand the elements while packing some serious power, LED spotlights are a great choice to light up courtyards, BBQ areas and other outdoor entertaining spaces.

LED Downlights – Perfect for covered decks and verandahs, LED downlights bring the energy efficiency and cost savings of a standard LED bulb with added versatility, like the ability to adjust the shade and brightness to match the existing lighting.


Lighting to increase security

As the mercury rises, often crime follows suit. With doors and windows left open to capture the breeze well into the night, homes can become a tempting target for opportunistic thieves. One of the best ways to combat this is by installing heavy-duty lighting like emerald LED floodlights to increase visibility around the home. Whether the client chooses to incorporate the lighting into their existing security system or leave it as a stand-alone solution, floodlights are a great deterrent for thieves.


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