LED hanging lights can be used in many ways in both the home and garage. When people think of shop lights, they often picture large, fluorescent ballast lights often found in large shops or commercial warehouses. There are other types of lighting that produce as much, or more light than fluorescents and are more decorative and stylish. Depending on the nature of the work performed in the shop, the lights that are chosen will have to fit a specific purpose or need.
If the area is to remain open, a general overhead light may suffice. On the other hand, if several different tasks are likely to be performed in the shop, different types of lighting may be needed to be able accommodate each of the different activities. Recessed fixtures will work well for small areas, like under cabinets, but pendant or string lights may be used to offer a unique solution to a person’s lighting needs.
Pendant lights can hang directly over a particular area and provide ample illumination. A pendant light is often used over a dinner table, pool table or work area. When LED lights are used, the light is sent in one particular direction. By using a hanging light, only the area that is being used is lit up. Less energy is wasted producing large amounts of light that isn’t really needed. Many pendant lights are hooked up to a mechanism that allows them to retract and raise them up and out of the way when they are no longer in use. They can be pulled down closer to the work area as they are needed.
LED string lights are an ideal lighting solution for outlining fences, pool areas and patio railings.Because they are encased in heavy vinyl/plastic, they can be used outdoors with little fear of an electrical hazard being created. String lights can also be used to outline cabinets, door ways and to hang in areas where minimal light is needed. A string light set up uses very little electricity but is able to provide light in areas where other types of fixtures may not be able to reach.
Uses for LED Hanging Lights
There are several uses for hanging lights that can accommodate LED bulbs. LED bulbs provide directional lighting. This means that instead of sending light out in all different directions, the light is sent to one particular area. LED bulbs are ideal for use in fixtures that illuminate work desks. A hanging light can be placed over a table or work bench to maximize visibility.
Car enthusiasts will often hang an LED trouble light along with regular fluorescent ballasts so they can have a better view of the engines and parts they work with. A drop light can be pulled down when needed and drawn back up when it isn’t being used. A hanging light can be lowered as far down as need be as long as the cord is long enough to reach.
Benefits of LED Bulbs
LED light bulbs are the most energy efficient, long lasting light sources on the market. They will work in almost any fixture and are known to produce a whiter, brighter light. The fact that they direct their light to one particular area further enhances their appeal. An LED light bulb is more environmentally friendly than other types of light bulbs. They are made from far safer components than either incandescent or fluorescent bulbs and are much more energy efficient.
An LED bulb produces more light per watt for less money. While an incandescent light generates heat when it produces light, an LED bulb produces no heat. With incandescent lighting, the creation of heat uses more energy than the production of light. LED hanging lights are cool to the touch and can be easily used in areas where temperature sensitive materials are being used or stored.
Hanging lights offer many benefits. When combined with LED light bulbs, the benefits continue to increase. Not only do LED bulbs save money and energy, hanging light systems provide adequate lighting in areas where it may be difficult to hang or place a conventional fixture. They provide versatility and style while being affordable and easy to install.