What is LED lighting? Technically, LED stands for “light emitting diode.” A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction. Figuratively, LED means genius in low-voltage lighting. You cannot discuss anything about energy-efficient lighting today without LEDs being mentioned and with good reason. Let’s talk about some of the many benefits of LED landscape lighting.
LEDs have proven to be the most energy efficient lighting available. The U.S. Department of Energy states residential LEDs — especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. By using less energy, LEDs cost less to run. This means saving money on electricity.
LEDs Are Economical
Although LED landscape lighting costs more upfront, the bulbs last ten years or longer, depending on usage. Additionally, most of them are guaranteed for at least five years. When compared with halogen bulbs that burn out quickly and need replacing yearly, LEDs last longer. Over time, the cost of halogen bulbs for replacement far exceed the upfront cost of LED lights.
LED lights create far less heat than traditional incandescent or halogen lighting. LEDs forego the use of heating interior filament. Because of this, LED landscape lighting significantly lowers wattage consumption. This results in a longer life for the LED light and the fixture.
LED landscape lighting contains no toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain chemicals and materials dangerous to the environment, such as mercury. Additionally, LED lights are 100% recyclable. The operational lifetime span of one LED light saves production and material equal to 25 incandescent light bulbs. When you chose LED landscape lighting, you take a huge step towards a greener environment.
The durability of LED landscape lighting comes from the robust components used to build them. This makes them highly resilient, and able to withstand even the roughest conditions. The sturdy components used in LED landscape lights make them resistant to shock, vibrations, exposure to weather, wind, and rain. Moreover, they withstand extremely cold temperatures, making them the perfect lighting system for frigid winters.
Dynamic Flexible Design Features
LED landscape lighting produces highly efficient illumination. By combining them in various shapes, they create an even brighter illumination. For example, make your walkways appear elongated, highlight focal points, and make waterfalls produce a dazzling effect by simply using LEDs. More than just pleasing to the eye, sensational landscape lighting also helps to set the mood.
Leave It to the Professionals
In conclusion, installing LED landscape lighting requires correct calculations of voltage, transformers, wiring, and knowledge. Let the professionals at Hyatt Landscaping, Inc. help you design and install your landscape lighting system. With 30+ years’ experience in the industry, our family-owned and operated business takes great pride in quality, punctuality, and dependability. Call us at 704-888-5390 or fill out this Free Estimate Contact Form. We are more than happy to assist you with all of your landscaping needs.