Do Security Lights Use a lot of Electricity?

Do Security Lights Use a lot of Electricity?

The amount of electricity used by any lighting device depends on the power and time of use.

For example, a 100-watt bulb used for five hours will consume 0.5-kilowatt hours, and most LED lamps use much less energy than older incandescent lamps. According to May 2022 U.S. residential electricity price data, at an average of 14.92 cents per kWh, using a 100w LED security light for 5 hours would cost $0.0746 in electricity.

The main benefit of using LED outdoor floodlights is that they are more energy efficient than traditional halogen bulbs. LEDs use 90% less energy than halogen bulbs, resulting in significant savings on electricity costs.

In addition to being more energy efficient, LED security lights also have a much longer life than traditional bulbs. Halogen bulbs typically last about 2,000 hours, while LEDs can last 30,000 to 50,000 hours. This means there is no need to worry about spending more time and energy on frequent replacement of lighting equipment.

LED floodlights are also more durable than halogen bulbs. Onforu outdoor floodlights are shocked and drop tested to passing standards, which means they can withstand being dropped or hit by a ball without breaking, and they are not as susceptible to heat damage as halogen bulbs. Also, having an IP65+ rating for dust and water resistance makes them ideal for outdoor use, as they can withstand a variety of weather conditions.

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If there is a more energy-efficient option for outdoor lighting fixtures, it is to use motion sensor security light or dusk till dawn security light because they are turned on when needed. Normal security lights are switched on and off using a manual, and sometimes you feel guilty for forgetting to turn them off.

  • Motion Sensor Light

motion sensor security light

Motion sensor lights also tend not to need to be on for very long. For example, when you return home in the dark, the outside floodlight needs to be on. But once you're inside, you won't need them anymore. And don't worry about forgetting to turn off this light, because once you're in the house and no human motion is sensed, it will automatically turn off. The sensors use less energy than conventional wall sconces. You can use custom logic to determine the proper placement of the motion sensor light, and the time it is on.

  • Dusk to Dawn Light

dusk to dawn floodlight

If your home needs to be lit for long periods of time at night, consider using a dusk-to-dawn security light, the light will automatically turn on at night and stay off during the daytime (10-20 Lux: ON; 30-60 Lux: OFF). You also don't have to worry about wasting unwanted electricity by forgetting to turn off the lights when you go out during the day.

Using LED outdoor lights can save a range of electricity, depending on the type, size and frequency of use. Before buying and installing outdoor lighting fixtures, be sure to consider the ongoing cost of running them.

In addition, installing and using motion-activated floodlights can reduce energy consumption by an average of 40-50%, and in some cases by as much as 80%. The payback period depends on the total power of the lights connected to the sensor. The higher the power of the lights, the faster the sensor will get its payback.

Using dusk till dawn security lights is a great way to reduce energy costs. They consume very little power and can be of help to you.

Motion sensor lights and dusk-to-dawn lights can save money every month if you or your family forgets to turn off the lights. It's also a more economical solution that can increase environmental and economic awareness. By installing Onforu energy-saving lights, you will enjoy even more convenience.

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