Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been the expert in low voltage outdoor and landscape lighting for over 20 years. Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to providing clients with the highest quality lighting designs and fixtures. The technology continues to evolve for the better and sometimes that means upgrades for our clients.
While many clients have now heard about LED lighting technology, that wasn’t always the case and quite frankly, it wasn’t ready for widespread use right away. When “LED landscape lights”http://richmond.outdoorlights.com/led-landscape-lighting-richmond/ first hit the market, they were too cold, illuminating a bluish white light. It was energy-efficient, but the affect was all wrong and as a result, OLP used primarily halogen lights.
Halogen lighting fixtures are still widely used in the industry. While not as energy-efficient as LED, halogen is still an low voltage lighting source. It looks great and the initial investment is less expensive than LED.
Halogen lights do require more service and maintenance and that’s why more homeowners are looking to enhance their system to LED. Five years ago, if a homeowner with an existing system wanted to upgrade to LED, they had to invest in all new fixtures. Now, it’s much easier. Depending on the fixtures you have on the property, they can be converted to LED easily. Many of our halogen lighting clients are now upgrading to LED with their latest service and maintenance calls.
So why would a homeowner want LED lights? In short, LED is the best outdoor and landscape lighting technology on the market. Switching to LED can save up to 80% energy savings from your outdoor lighting system, while the longer bulb life and pleasing color creates a beautiful affect that lasts (bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours).
If you are considering switching your system to LED lighting, please contact a professional outdoor lighting company and discuss the options. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond will visit your property and see the quality of your current system and make a recommendation. In many cases, we can work with what’s there, in other instances we may recommend replacing certain fixtures. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.