Gas Lighting

Gas lights provide a soft, warm nostalgic glow and are popular for lighting a home's front yard and outdoor living areas. Illumination from a gas light adds charm to a home or neighborhood while providing security - even during power outages. Gas lights have the additional advantages of creating no electrical dangers when used near pools and spas.

A typical gas light consumes 13 to 18 therms of energy per month, which at $.50/therm equates to between $6 and $9 per month.

Some lamps feature automatic dimmers that decrease gas consumption by one-third by reducing the flame size during the day. Unfortunately, lamps with dimmers blow out more easily, requiring more frequent re-lighting.

If you are looking for ways to illuminate an outdoor area, you may want to consider using a gas light.