Similar to the changes in the indoor lighting industry, outdoor lighting is moving in the same direction, toward LED lighting. This trend is due to the fact that LED lighting is extremely energy efficient and provides substantial energy savings. LED technology has been used in holiday lighting for many years and it has improved significantly in recent years, rendering LED a great fit for outdoor lighting systems. When discussing landscape and outdoor lighting in Richmond, we always recommend LED as the most energy efficient lighting option for the residential homeowner.
If considering outdoor LED lighting, you will notice that the initial investment can result in a higher cost at the outset. However, the benefits when carefully examined are usually well worth the investment. Some of the benefits of LED that should be taken into account include:
• LED lights use one fourth of the energy of other low voltage lighting
• LED bulbs typically last up to 50,000 hours compared to halogen bulbs which have a life span of closer to 14,000 hours
• The light emitted from LED bulbs has improved so much that they provide the same soft glow found in halogen bulbs and it is often difficult to tell the difference in the light emitted by the LED bulb and halogen bulb.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are thrilled to offer our stunning copper LEDlandscape lighting fixtures in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas. We believe these premium fixtures will showcase all the best features of your property. If you are considering a new outdoor lighting system, we will gladly meet with you to discuss an LED system. If you already own a halogen outdoor lighting system, they are easily retrofitted to LED technology while using some of your existing wiring and fixtures. To learn more about LED technology and outdoor lighting systems, please contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond by calling 804.874.9985 for a complimentary consultation with our lighting design professionals.