Getting the necessary jobs done is what utility lighting is about. It’s practical, whether it’s for lighting a working space or a garden, and it’s also often refreshingly cheap. Often utility lighting is inexpensive up front but relatively expensive to run, or it’s a little more costly initially and then drinks far less juice! So in choosing a form of utility light it’s wise to consider the bigger picture - how much is the light going to be on and what kind of light quality do you want?
It also pays to take into account whether or not you require your lighting to be vandal resistant as a replacing lighting only doubles the cost! Lyco has a great range of vandal resistant outdoor lights.
Different lights to lead the way
So what types of utility light are available?
- Halogen floodlights are typically extremely cheap to buy, but a CFL equivalent uses significantly less wattage.
- Solar PIR lights gather up energy during the daytime, regardless of weather, and use that power to illuminate an outdoor space during darkness hours. Low energy lighting has made this an attractive, eco-friendly solution.
- Long-lasting Metal Halide floodlights provide power in abundance and a lifespan that’s three or four times longer than that of a halogen light.
- Emergency signage lighting to indicate an exit route during a crisis. Easily installed, long lasting, and imperative to any business premises.
What is a PIR light? A PIR light uses a Passive Infrared Sensor to detect movement, which then triggers the light. This has the two-fold benefit of being a security light and working light, according to your needs.
What is a Photocell? A photocell is an ambient light detector, which is sometimes used to automatically switch a light on or off, or to moderate the sensitivity of a PIR light.