Landscaping

Why switch to LED landscape lighting?

You have probably been thinking about upgrading your Halogen lighting system to an LED lighting system.

Let’s look at all the benefits that come with replacing your outdated halogen lighting system by an efficient LED lighting system.

#1 Reason to Save Money

Let’s begin with the most important question you have ever asked. This LED lighting system sounds amazing, but what is the cost? That is a great question. Most halogen lighting systems can easily be retrofitted to LED. The most common way to switch from halogen lighting to LED is simply to install the appropriate LED lamps in your existing lighting fixtures. The beautiful brass fixtures that your contractor installed ten decades ago can be used as a starting point for your new LED lighting systems. LED lighting fixtures are 75% to 80% more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. Switching to LEDs has allowed clients to save $250 per month on their electrical bills.

An additional reason to switch to an LED light system is that you will need to do less routine maintenance. The lamp life of many halogen lamps is advertised at 2,000 hours. If your lighting system is used for eight hours per night, it would mean that you have to replace the majority of your lamps each year. If you keep the same 8 hours per day, you can expect LED lamps to last around 50,000 hours.

#2 A safer lighting system

Because of their lower energy consumption and high efficiency with power, LED lighting systems are safer than traditional halogen lamps. The average halogen lamp uses 90% of its energy with heat, making them inefficient and dangerous fire- or burn hazards. Larger halogen lamps can reach temperatures up to 1,000 F. Reduced routine maintenance is another safety consideration. Consider if your lamps need to be replaced every 17 years instead of every year. You’re either saving yourself or your contractor the trouble and danger of changing difficult-to-reach fixtures.

Reason #3 Controllability

The new LED lamps and fixtures available today will increase the controllability of your lighting system. You can enjoy individual lamp dimming, color-changing, and Kelvin temperature control as well as remote access and adjustable beam spread. You have more design options when you have greater control.

Reason #4 More Lights Than Ever

Your outdoor lighting oasis dreams are now possible with the advent of LED lamps. Traditional halogen lighting systems had a limited number of fixtures that could be connected to the lighting transformer. Consider a 300W transformer with a 50W lamp. You can connect up to 6 fixtures to your transformer. Your LED lighting system can also power up to 20+ fixtures using the same power source.

This article was written by a lighting specialist at LD lighting. LD Lighting was Established in 2017 and located in Central Florida, LD Lighting offers services in screen enclosure lighting, pool lighting, outdoor entertainment, and landscape lighting systems. We promise to give you the best quality of work and bring your ideas to life.

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