DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to StopDIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop


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DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop

When I bought my first home, I could only afford one that was a bit worn down. As we didn't have a lot of money to pay a contractor, my partner and I did a lot of the work ourselves. While we were keen to tackle drywall, rip up and replace flooring and paint everything, we were a bit scared of the electrics. The house was old, and it had suffered from water damage. I wasn't sure what was safe and what wasn't. However, I learned a lot about electrics along the way, and I fell in love with the topic. I want to help others in the same situation so decided to start this blog. My name is Kate, and welcome.

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Why You Should Consider LED Floodlights For Your Home

If you are concerned about illuminating your property at night, then floodlights would be a great solution. There are various types of floodlights you could choose from, including incandescent floodlights, High Intensity Discharge (HID) floodlights or halogen floodlights. These will come with their own merits and demerits in regards to their energy consumption as well as lifespan. However, if you are looking for an energy efficient as well as durable option, then you should consider LED floodlights. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider LED flood lights for your home.

LED floodlights have a long lifespan

The last thing that you would want when it comes to floodlights is having to change the bulbs on a regular basis. Considering how high these lights are, it would be inconvenient having to either do this yourself or hire electricians to keep changing the bulbs when they burn out. To prevent this, you should opt for LED floodlights. These bulbs have a much longer lifespan when compared to conventional bulbs, so not only do they save you money on repeated purchases, but you can also rest assured that they will stay functional for a significant period of time.

LED floodlights are energy efficient

The more appliances you have on in your home, the higher your utility bills will be. Since floodlights tend to be on throughout the night, selecting one that is not energy efficient will drastically increase your electricity bills at the end of the month. LED floodlights are an energy efficient option as they use a fraction of the energy used for instance by halogen floodlights. In addition to this, they do this without compromising on the quality of light that you would be receiving. Lastly, not only does being energy efficient make them an economical option, but it makes them an eco-friendly alternative too.

LED floodlights provide you with directional lighting

With traditional halogen floodlights, you do not have the freedom to direct your lighting at a specific direction. Instead, these bulbs will emit their beams in all directions, and this could become a nuisance at night, especially if they are directing these beams right through your bedroom window. With LED floodlights, you get the advantage of directional lighting. This is because they emit straight beams of light. Therefore, you can point your floodlights to a specific area and not worry about the intense lighting making its way into yours or your neighbours' bedroom windows.