Before you head for outdoor adventures this weekend, here is a neat LED-related tip to avoid getting eaten alive when night falls and the mosquitoes come out: Install warm LED light bulb outside. Mosquitoes and other insects are attracted to UV light sources like incandescents and fluorescent. So the minute you flick one on, they start moseying over. LEDs emit visible light with wavelengths outside of the UV spectrum, so they make it a little more difficult for bugs to find their way to your barbecue.
LED Waves has a lot of options for outdoor light. I recommend replacing the bulb out on your back porch with the Arcadia PAR 38. It’s a 16 Watt powerhouse of an LED bulb that replaces a 120 Watt halogen. Loaded with high-quality CREE XLamp XRE chips, the Arcadia can be customized with different color temperatures and beam spreads, and best of all, these long-lasting bulbs can weather outdoor conditions year-round.
Or for a more bohemian atmosphere, drape some LED string lights over your outdoor space. Waterproof and dependable, our string lights pay for themselves quickly, as they use 90% less electricity than incandescents. And they don’t contain lead!
If you’re serious about tricking out your outdoor space, check out our extra long-lasting LED rope lights and LED light bars, then give us a call. Our specialists can help you configure a lighting scheme that adheres to our standards of high performance, energy saving, and simply awesome looking LED lights.
Of course, LED lighting is simply one small measure against mosquitoes. Those pesky bloodsuckers will find you simply by following the CO2 trails of your breath. Because we care, we urge you to check out FoodConsumer’s article, “How to Avoid Becoming a Bug Buffet This Summer.” We’ll see you outside!