11 Aug Advantages Of Using Led Light Sources For Landscape Lighting
By Mike Gambino
There are many reasons why one would choose LED lights for home and business use: they’re long lasting, energy efficient and far superior than any kind of standard lighting.
LED lighting is a good way to be eco-friendly and responsible with state of the art light sources.
We owe it to ourselves to get with the times and switch from the conventional, the differences are enormous and so are the benefits to its users.
They’re Energy Efficient
LED lighting is popular among people today as it’s known as being efficient, yet not inexpensive. The cost of LED lights is in fact a bit higher than standard lighting, but it’s very well worth it because of its efficiency (80%-90%, as traditional lights and only 20% of the electricity is efficiently consumed while 80% is transformed into heat and lost).
You pay more upfront but the savings occur over time in reduced electrical consumption and lamp (bulb) replacement costs.
A lot of energy is saved while producing great quality light. Wattage draw is also considerably lower, as there is less power required for the same illumination as higher wattage traditional sources.
Something for Small Spaces
Size is also one of the desirable characteristic of LED light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs don’t stand a chance against these versatile lights.
You can create an impressive display using LED lights as they can be used as little individual lights arranged together or independently. You can direct your light when using LED light bulbs, a thing you can’t do with incandescent bulbs which emit light in every direction and need effective reflectors.
They Last Longer
When compared to other types of lighting, LED lights are one of the most long-lasting lights available. LEDs can last from 25,000 to an impressive 50,000 hours ,this is influenced by the temperature and environment that they reside in.
They can even go for 100,000 hours before they stop working completely. Their reliability is improved as they don’t wear and tear easily and they don’t have consumable vapors or burning filaments.
Maintenance and replacement intervals are extended with LED lights, because of their long lasting qualities and the energy saving.
A Neutral White
Every light emits a different kind of color you can recognize it – the standard yellow of the incandescent bulbs is well known to be warm as the fluorescent lights take up cooler shades like green or blue.
Warm color LEDs emit desirable white light, not tainting the scenery one bit. With this type of lighting you can see everything the way it really is.
There’s nothing toxic within the compounds of LED lights; the same can’t be said about fluorescent lights which contain a lot of hazardous materials like mercury.
LED lights don’t harm the environment – aside from not containing anything toxic, they are 100% recyclable and can minimize up to a third of your carbon footprint.
Because they’re long lasting, LED light bulbs don’t get to be produced in the same amounts as incandescent lights; 25 incandescent light bulbs can be discarded if switched with just one LED light bulb.
Shocks and vibrations are nothing when faced with LED light bulbs. The lack of moving parts and the need for glass in the light bulbs allows them a bigger resistance to any kinds of outward threats.
Durability and toughness is a quality worth mentioning when talking about LED light bulbs, especially when compared to other kinds of lighting.
They Light Immediately and Can Be Switched Often
You don’t have to wait for LED lights to brighten up – they do it instantly after being switched on. Worrying about damaging them by frequently switching them on and off is unnecessary, because both their time of lasting and brightness isn’t at all affected when doing this.
This is because of the technology – incandescent and fluorescent bulbs superheat a medium in order to produce the light you need, but electroluminescence becomes instantly present when it flows through the chip of a LED light bulb.
They’re fast and easy to use, achieving brightness with a high intensity quickly and easily.
Dimmable LED lights
At the beginning of their production, LED lights weren’t dimmable, but as time progressed there have been dimmable LED lights coming into the market.
Designed solely for the purpose of working with dimmable switches, they can be incorporated into lamps and landscape lighting fixtures. You should know whether the LED you’ve chosen is dimmable or not.
Don’t let the cost fool you – even though it’s clear that LED bulbs cost a certain amount more than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, they help save a lot of money and as time passes by these results can be clearly seen. They minimize the electricity bill more than any other types of bulbs and that becomes apparent over time.
Efficient illumination is easy and fun to achieve when using led lights for home exteriors; combining and arranging LEDs in any kind of design you choose shows the great flexibility that they allow. You can control your lights to create the effect you choose, whether it’s dramatic or relaxed.
Some LEDs you can dim, and some you can let shine bright. You can play with their intensities and the way they’re distributed throughout the garden.
Another feature you may find effective is the capability to achieve interesting visual lighting effects that could be a real attraction in your garden.
The Distribution of Light
LEDs focus their light to whatever location you choose, they distribute it to the focal point without external reflectors. They are known to have bigger application efficiency than any other kinds of standard lighting.
If you choose the right LED illumination system, you will notice that if you choose a subject and aim and adjust the lighting towards it, you will achieve very impressive effects.
No UV Emissions
You can save yourself from any harmful emissions as LED illumination emits no UV emissions and very little infrared light.
LED lights are the best choice for heat-sensitive spaces, materials and good, and they’re also the healthiest choice because of their low emission of radiated heat and they’re the ideal illumination for UV sensitive materials.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 27 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.Gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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