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Are Outdoor LED Light Strips Worth It?

When it comes to choosing outdoor lighting fixtures, LED light strips are an excellent option.

In this blog post, we'll analyze whether outdoor LED light strips are truly worth the investment and the benefits of LED light strips for outdoor lighting from three critical angles: cost efficiency, safety features, and environmental impact.

Cost Efficiency

Long Lifespan

    PaneraLux LED light strips have a lifespan of 50,000 hours. Compared to conventional incandescent bulbs (2,000 hours) and CFL light (15,000 hours), LED light strips offer longevity that surpasses them by several times. This longevity results in significant cost savings, as fewer replacements are needed.

    Energy Consumption Comparison

    Consider a scenario where outdoor lighting is required for a 10*10m(32.8*32.8ft) garden. To illuminate this space with conventional 60-watt bulbs, we must ensure an expected brightness of 10 lux per square meter (0.929 lux per square foot). This would entail using approximately 17 bulbs. Calculating the annual electricity cost for these bulbs involves multiplying the number of bulbs by their wattage, the hours they are used per day, and the days in a year:

    Annual electricity consumption =17bulbs×60watts/bulb×8hours/day×365days/year ≈2978400 W/year2978.4 kW/year

    In California, where the electricity rate in December 2023 is 19.90¢ / kWh, this would result in an annual electricity cost of $592.7.


    Conversely, PaneraLux Garden LED strips, consuming 4.8 w/m (1.46 w/ft), would require approximately 2pcs 10m/32.8ft strips (20 m/65.6 ft) for the same garden. The annual electricity cost for LED strips can be calculated similarly:

    Annual electricity consumption =20 m×4.8 w/m (65.6 ftx1.46 w/ft)×8hours/day×365days/year ≈280320W/year280.32 kW/year, resulting in an lower annual electricity cost of $55.78.


    In essence, LED light strips demonstrate energy efficiency, consuming less than one-tenth of the energy compared to conventional bulbs. This translates to substantial cost savings.

    By choosing PaneraLux LED light strips, users can realize annual savings of approximately $536.92. This financial benefit, coupled with the energy efficiency of LED technology, positions LED light strips as a judicious and cost-effective choice for outdoor lighting.

    Safety Features

    Durable and Impact-Resistant

    LED light strips, unlike conventional bulbs with glass, are sustainable and resistant to damage from accidental impacts. They operate well even in sub-zero temperatures.

    Avoidance of Hazardous Materials

    Fluorescent lights, containing toxic substances like mercury, pose potential hazards. LED light strips, manufactured by reputable companies following regulations, eliminate the risk of harmful materials, ensuring a safe lighting solution.

    Environmental Impact

    Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    LED light strips contribute to environmental sustainability by saving energy, reducing the need for frequent replacements, and minimizing material waste. This, in turn, helps in curbing greenhouse gas emissions and lessening industrial resource consumption.


    In conclusion, LED light strips prove to be a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly choice for outdoor lighting. As we navigate towards a future with increasing concerns about energy conservation and environmental impact, opting for LED technology becomes a sensible and responsible decision.

    PaneraLux offers professional pool and garden led strips, we are experts in the field of LED knowledge. If you have any need, feel free to email us or click the icon in the bottom right corner, Chat with us and you can get professional advice soon.

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