You have probably heard a lot of buzz about Light Emitting Diode or LED lighting lately. It’s making its way into our homes and even into our outdoor lighting. Many people ask us why they should go with LED over traditional halogen bulbs and the answer to that is plentiful.
First, you need to know that not all LEDs are created equal. When LED was first introduced, it produced a stark blueish tint that turned a lot of people away. There are still some LEDs on the market that will produce that color temperature. The technologically advanced CREE LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are much higher on the Color Rendering Index, producing a much more natural looking light, and that is what makes your palm trees, pool areas, landscaping, driveways and every other area you want to see at night look so great. Here are some of the advantages of LED outdoor lighting:
LED’s consume up to 80% less energy than halogen bulbs
LEDs last up to 50,000 hours or 25 years when run on a typical schedule
LEDs are responsible for less greenhouse gases by reduced carbon dioxide emissions; they also contain no harmful chemical such as mercury that makes handling and disposal dangerous.
LEDs attract fewer insects than halogen bulbs because they emit little light that falls into the UV portion of the light spectrum.
If you are ready to see the difference yourself, give us a call. We can show you what LED outdoor lighting can do for your home.