Why LED outdoor lighting?
LED lighting , is an exciting area for all lighting applications. LED has made many advances over the last few years. Illuminated Concepts Inc. now designs and installs LED outdoor lighting systems on 99% of our new projects.
A common myth about LED lighting is that it produces a bluish light. This used to be the case a few years back and is still true with the large discount stores. However the fixtures we install produce pleasant warm tones. LED lights have variety of color temperatures, from warm white, with amber tones to cool white, which is a more bluish daylight color temperature.
The Pros. LED lighting only uses about 25% of energy that of a typical Landscape lighting system. This energy savings over a long period can be a substantial. Also LED lights have a very long lamp life, up to 30-40,000 hours plus. That’s more than 10 times the lamp life of typical bulbs used in outdoor lighting systems. That translates to almost 22years at 5 hours per day…..WOW….. Other benefits are LED lights produce much lower heat, use less cable and smaller transformers. Many of our clients are saving thousands of dollars or more a year in energy and maintenance cost compared to the traditional 12 volt outdoor lighting system.
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Cons and you knew there would be some didn’t you?
They however don’t outweigh the benefits.
LED LIGHTING SYSTEM ARE ALL WE DESIGN AND INSTALL NOW DUE TO THE MASSIVE BENEFITS FOR OUR CLIENTS
LED landscape lighting fixtures and retro-fit bulbs are bit more expensive than normal landscape outdoor lighting fixtures and bulbs. So this increases the upfront cost. Also there is limit to the lumen levels for LED landscape lighting. Lighting larger trees and facades of buildings smaller LED landscape lights might not be the best choice. There is however commercial LED outdoor lighting fixtures that can even change to any color imaginable and would do a great job but the cost is quite expensive. You see this type of LED lighting In Las Vegas and other large commercial buildings that want creative architectural lighting effects.
LED outdoor lighting is the future of landscape lighting
AND THE FUTURE IS HERE.
By Chuck Evans