LED landscape lighting technology, in today’s and age, offers gorgeous and vast lighting options coupled with bulb longevity and energy savings.
However, this wasn’t always the case. Just a few years ago, LED lighting was inconsistent and lead to poor color quality. With that being said, as technology changes, so does LED, and now it’s more reliable than ever before; becoming the preferred choice among homeowners in Atlanta.
As a matter of fact, it can be hard to tell the difference between a LED and a halogen outdoor lighting system. The big differentiation between the two is the bulb technology used in the lighting system itself.
With halogen and incandescent bulbs, a piece of wire (referred to as the filament) is heated via electricity to a certain point where it glows, creating light.
LED (which stands for Light-Emitting Diode) uses an electronic device, which emits the light whenever an electrical current travels through it.
LED uses only a fraction of the electricity used with standard incandescent or halogen bulbs. To put it into perspective, let’s say your electric bill is $100 per month using solely traditional outdoor lighting. A switch to LED could reduce this monthly bill to as little as $15.
LED Landscape Lighting Benefits:
- High Efficiency: Up to approximately 85% less energy.
- LED Bulbs: Better illumination and the ability to choose the beam spread of the lamps.
- Longer Bulb Life: Most LED bulbs last for 50,000 hours (a 5-year warranty), while most halogen bulbs only have 5,000 hours.
- Savings: Over time, the energy savings will pay for your LED system’s upfront investment.
Landscape Lighting Trends:
According to recent outdoor living magazine studies, 57% of homeowners that are upgrading their outdoor space will also update lighting at some point during their project. Of these homeowners, 32% go with LED, which is increasingly growing in popularity.
Lighting to create ambiance and illuminate certain landscape features ranked the most popular along with creating an enjoyable and relaxing space followed by curb appeal, safety and security.
LED Lighting Costs:
While the initial investment a homeowner puts into LED lighting may be higher than your traditional halogen system, over time you will, in fact, be saving money with LED outdoor lighting.
If you currently have a halogen landscape lighting system throughout your Atlanta property, NightVision Outdoor Lighting offers LED conversion assessments.
Converting from halogen to LED can be a relatively simple process, and is based on the age of your existing lighting fixtures. During your assessment, one of our expert technicians will visit your property in order to assess your current system.
One of our designer’s will then develop and present a plan for fully converting your outdoor lighting system to LED.
If you have any questions or would simply like to discuss your LED lighting needs, please feel free to contact us on our website today!