When planning a landscape lighting project, the biggest decision is choosing what kind of lights to use. LED lights have quickly become the best solution for outdoor lighting because they have more advantages compared to other lighting methods on the market. The lighting-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly evolving lighting technologies.
To help determine if LED lighting is the best option for you, here are five benefits.
LED lights use only 2 to 17 watts of electricity, which is at least 75% less compared to incandescent lighting. Energy efficient light bulbs lower utility bills, minimizes the burden on nonrenewable energy sources, and typically does not need to be replaced as often. Because LEDs use a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb, there is a dramatic reduction in power costs. Energy and environmentally conscious consumers also choose to use LED lights because they do not contain mercury; therefore, they do not contribute to the dangerous mercury absorption into the environment.
For outdoor lighting, only the most durable lights will work. LED lights are made of solid material with no tube or bulb to break and are not affected by cold temperatures, making them perfect for landscape lighting. We rely heavily on outdoor lighting to brighten our paths and driveways; you want a light that will be able to give the best visibility. LEDs are proven to better illuminate streets, parking lots and sidewalks.
Save Money Over Time
LED lighting products have bulbs that last longer than other outdoor lighting options. LED bulbs can last up to 40,000 hours, and last up to 10 times longer than fluorescents and 40 times longer than the standard incandescent bulbs. LED lighting can save money over time because the bulbs aren’t replaced nearly as much as the alternatives and their energy usage is much lower. The only flaw for most people looking at LED outdoor lighting is the upfront cost. Choosing LED landscape lighting will depend on budget and whether saving money up front or in the long run is more important.
New Advanced Technology
LED landscape lighting has the capability to change colors without having to change bulbs or add color filters. The color changing technology can be set and controlled from a smartphone and can have more than 30,000 different color choices. This outdoor lighting system is able to change light colors, brightness, and zones with a swipe of a finger. Customize landscape lighting for any mood, occasion or season. Envision a yard filled with red and green lights for Christmas, or red, white, and blue for 4th of July, that can be created with a click of a button.
Because LED lights have longer lifespans, they are ideal for low-maintenance landscape lighting. When doing landscape lighting, lights are often put in hard-to-reach areas, such as high trees or fences, having to change those out frequently would be a pain. For outdoor lighting, using LED lights will make the maintenance of the lights almost nonexistent.
Coastal Outdoor Lighting is the leading LED landscape lighting company in Southwest Florida. Contact us today at (239) 491-6759 for a free onsite consultation!