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Why LED Flood Lights Are Best for Your Yard

When it comes to enhancing the overall beauty, safety, security and functionality of your front yard or back yard, LED flood lights are well worth your consideration.

Though they’re arguably more commonly used in commercial settings, an increasing number of homeowners across Australia are installing flood lights on their properties.

And LED (Light Emitting Diodes) technology is by far becoming the flood lighting option of choice in residential settings. It is so highly favoured for its versatility, longevity and for being energy efficient. Let’s take a closer look at the features and benefits of LED flood lights, and find out why you should consider them as your ideal front or backyard lighting solution.

The Importance of Sufficient Yard Lighting

Most homes across Australia will have some form of lighting in their front or back yard. But do they have enough? Before we look at the benefits of LED flood lights, it certainly can’t hurt to cover the importance of having sufficient lighting around your property.

Having abundant flood lighting around the outer perimeter of your house offers three key benefits:

  • It enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor space
  • Improves general visibility to reduce hazards
  • Deters intruders from entering your property

Whether you opt for motion sensor lights that only come on when they detect movement, or prefer lighting that you can only operate manually, LED flood lights enable you to enjoy these benefits and many more.

The Benefits of LED Flood Lights For Outdoor Lighting

To ensure you get the very best lighting in your front or back yard, LED flood lights are certainly the way to go. It offers a compelling range of benefits that includes:

  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Superior longevity
  • A variety of brightness and colour options
  • Reduced impact on the environment
  • Improves security on your property

Let’s take a look at each of these points in greater detail, and explore just why installing an LED flood lights in your front or back yard makes perfect sense.

1. More Energy Efficient

These days, LED lighting technology is widely considered to be the benchmark-setting standard for what makes a high performing, energy-efficient flood lighting solution.

Compared to traditional incandescent light globes and even the more recent halogen bulbs, LED floodlights use far less energy to generate light.

This translates to greater savings on your energy bills and fewer carbon emissions. And, unlike the various forms of lighting that came before it, an LED flood light doesn’t generate heat.

It’s important to note that, if you’re looking to go down the path of “smart” LED flood lights, that some smart lighting products can actually consume a notable amount of energy when in standby mode.

The Australian Government’s Energy Rating website suggests noting the standby power usage as this could counteract the savings you make when the lights actually are in use.

2. Superior Longevity

If you’re not fond of getting regularly caught out by your light globes at random, inconvenient moments – and let’s face it, who is? – then LED flood lights are for you!

LED globes boast exceptional longevity, and can last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs and up to 10 times longer than compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) globes. Ultimately, for you this means fewer globe blowouts and replacements.

This superior longevity is largely due to the fact that LED bulbs generate and emit less heat than incandescent or halogen globes, and therefore there is less strain on the LED bulb. On top of this, fewer globe replacements means less waste over time.

3. Great Range of Brightness and Colour Options

The ability to customise and control your lights to suit your needs or tastes is another of the many features and benefits you’ll enjoy with LED flood lights.

Just as white paint isn’t really just white paint – there’s cream, eggshell white, ivory and vanilla among many others – there’s also more than one “colour” of white light. Choose from a range of LED bulb colour temp options including:

  • Warm white
  • Natural white
  • Daylight white
  • Cool white

As some options might be better suited to indoor environments than outdoor spaces, a licensed electrician will be able to help you determine the best option for your particular needs. You can also choose the level of brightness to set the preferred ambience for your outdoor space.

4. Reduced Environmental Impact

We’ve touched on this in several of the previous points, but LED floodlights make for a lighting solution that is far more eco-friendly than other types of lighting options that came before it. The reasons for this include:

  • LED flood light bulbs do not contain dangerous chemicals, like mercury, that can pose a risk to the environment.
  • Compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, they use less energy to generate light. This means less carbon emissions.
  • They also generate less heat, which helps to keep your outdoor spaces cooler.
  • The longevity of LED bulbs means fewer replacements and less waste.

By choosing LED floodlights for your outdoor lighting needs, you can contribute to create a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious future.

5. It Improves Security and Visibility on Your Property

Finally, and probably one of the most important reasons for actually having outdoor lighting in the first place, LED flood light installation significantly improves security and visibility on your property.

LED bulbs deliver consistent lighting and can illuminate wide spaces. This helps in a variety of ways, from deterring intruders from entering your property to reducing the risk of safety hazards that dull and uneven lighting might cause.

The increased visibility means you no longer have to worry about tripping over the bike that one of the kids left out by the back door. Guests you have visiting your home at night will have a clear pathway in an environment possibly unfamiliar to them. With greater illumination, everyone is safe, meaning everyone is happy!


In addition to these benefits, LED flood lights also offer the advantage of easy installation, being weatherproof, and able to withstand the elements and extreme weather conditions.

All in all, LED floodlights offer a wealth of benefits for your outdoor area that include:

  • Energy efficient performance
  • Long-lasting and durable
  • Choice of colours and brightness levels
  • Minimal impact on the environment
  • Greater visibility in the garden and security around the property

LED lighting technology has the ability to really enhance both the aesthetic appeal and the functionality of your outdoor spaces. And it is capable of doing so in an eco-friendly, sustainable way. It’s certainly well worth your consideration!

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.

Published: 2023-03-02

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