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Permanent Outdoor Lights Benefits and Quality Differences

9 things to consider when choosing permanent outdoor lights 

If you have landed on this page, you probably have an idea of what permanent outdoor lights (also known as permanent Christmas lights) are, and you love them. Now, you may be wondering how to buy them, given the multitude of companies offering lights. How do you choose among them? Are all lights the same, or does the installation process make a difference? Let us examine the primary factors to consider when selecting permanent outdoor lights.

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1. Convenient

Permanent outdoor lights offer a great deal of convenience as they can remain in place throughout the year without the need for frequent installation and removal. This means you can enjoy the beauty of outdoor lighting without the hassle of setting it up each time. Additionally, thy are often more durable than temporary lights, making them a more long-lasting and reliable option.

2. Invisible 

Permanent lights can blend seamlessly with the colour of the soffit of your home, making them practically invisible during the day. At night, they can create a beautiful and festive atmosphere, while also providing an added safety feature. Their discreet appearance during the day and functional illumination at night make them a popular choice among homeowners these days.

3. Adjustable

These lights have the added advantage of being remotely controlled via a smartphone app, providing convenience and flexibility. The ability to customize the colours, brightness and even set schedules according to your preferences makes it easier to create a unique and dynamic outdoor lighting display. This feature offers added convenience and helps to personalize your lighting experience.

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A Canada Day celebration at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

4. Energy-Efficient

Permanent outdoor lights are an energy-efficient lighting solution because they consume less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. LED technology they use is known for its low power consumption and long lifespan. This means that you can enjoy the beauty of outdoor lighting without having to worry about high electricity bills or frequent bulb replacements.

5. Soldered Wires

Many outdoor lighting companies use mechanical connectors which results in multiple connections every few inches, with each connector having the potential to fail. At GlowStone Lighting, we used to use them as well, but have switched to a more professional and reliable method of soldering and heat-shrinking wires, as mechanical connectors were found to be the main reason for lighting failures in the past. This approach is more complicated, but it results in a better product that our customers can rely on.

6. Professional Installation

For a serious lighting system on your roof, it is highly recommended to have a certified electrician handle the installation. Certified electricians have the knowledge and expertise to handle the electrical wiring safely and effectively, ensuring that your lighting system is up to code and compliant with all safety standards. This approach can reduce the risk of electrical hazards, such as fires or shocks, and ensure that your lighting system operates reliably and efficiently for years to come.

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A Game night with the favourite team’s colours at the house with permanent outdoor lights installed by GlowStone Lighting

7. Waterproof 

It is crucial for permanent outdoor lights to be truly waterproof and capable of withstanding various weather conditions, including precipitation, daily temperature changes, and humidity. Waterproofing ensures that your lights operate reliably and safely, reducing the risk of electrical hazards or failures. For example, GlowStone Lighting offers Professional Grade lights that are rated IP68 and are waterproof for a lifetime. This rating means that our lights are completely protected against dust and can be immersed in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters. 

8. Fireproof 

In addition to being waterproof, it is important for permanent outdoor lights to be fireproof to ensure safety and reduce the risk of potential hazards. GlowStone Lighting offers Professional Grade lights that are rated V-0, meaning they are highly resistant to flames. This rating ensures that the lights are not only beautiful and functional but also safe for use on your property.

9. Service and Support

When purchasing permanent outdoor lights, it is vital to consider the level of service and support offered by the company. Choose a company that provides comprehensive customer support, including troubleshooting assistance, warranty coverage, and repair services. At GlowStone Lighting, we offer not just a 10-year limited warranty, but also always-on support and a unique free annual check-ins for our customers. During these visits, one of our professional team members ensures that the lighting system is functioning correctly and addresses any potential issues that may arise. This commitment to service and support ensures that customers can enjoy their permanent outdoor lights for years to come.

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