Good lighting is a necessity in most frequented outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, yards, parking lots, pathways, and countless others. These can all benefit from inexpensive, practical, and convenient approaches to exterior lighting. However, these will often need to stay on for extended periods of time, which can often drive up energy costs and reduce bulb turnaround. The solution a lot of people have opted for is the use of LED lighting, which can reasonably change the way you approach outdoor lights.
Brightness and Practicality
The main purpose of exterior lights is to ensure safety and ease of use of outdoor spaces. This is why, when faced with the option to replace halogen lights with LED, a lot of people are a bit incredulous. Will LED lights be bright enough to properly illuminate an outdoor environment at night? The answer is yes, LED lights are just as bright, if not more, than halogen. Not only that, but they do so using 85% less power, meaning they last a lot longer and heat up significantly less. This has made LED bulbs a more practical choice when it comes to considering lifespan, repairs, installation, and related costs. Not only that but, in certain cases, you might not need as many lights from the get-go given the additional brightness.
Energy and Cost
As previously stated, LED lighting uses 85% less power than halogen light. This means that, instead of using a 50 Watt halogen bulb in a bollard, you can use a 7.5 Watt LED one. This will save you money in more than one way. On one hand, you don’t have to replace bulbs as often since they will last longer. In some cases, LED lights last ten times longer than halogen ones. The energy consumption itself will be lower, meaning that your savings don’t stop with your purchase of the LED lights. Energy saving is of particular importance when it comes to bollards and posts, for these stay on for extended periods of time. For safety and logistics, bollards tend to stay on throughout the night. Saving energy and, therefore, money will be important to make sure that doing this remains reasonable.
Ease of Replacement
A lot of people say they don’t want to go through the trouble of switching to LED lighting from halogen ones. What they don’t realize is that replacing halogen bulbs with LED ones tends to be extremely easy. In fact, in most cases, you can just use an LED bulb in the existing fixture. Yes, regardless of the fitting. However, certain spotlight bulbs will require an additional driver in order to convert the AC supply to DC before it reaches the bulb. This only applies to MR16, MR11, and G4 bulbs, so as long as you are using different ones then you should have no issue adapting to exterior LED lights.
LED Lighting Installation
Whether you need your LED lighting installed, upgraded, or replaced, you can give us a call at (818) 492-4115. We have a sixty-minute response time in emergencies, so we are sure to take of your problem as soon as possible. By mentioning this website, you can even get a free service call from our team.
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