LED lighting is not only more economical, but, more importantly, it is a greener choice for the environment. Requiring less energy and fewer bulb replacements, LED lighting is the most efficient form of illumination in history.
LED Lighting Advantages
Landscape lighting contractors have realized the many advantages of LED outdoor lighting for cost and convenience, let alone reducing our carbon footprint.
- Available in warm white. No more icky ‘blue’ colour.
- Consume 80% less power.
- Require less wire.
- Use a smaller transformer which saves installation cost.
- Have a greater operating range (8-18 volts) so no worries about voltage drop.
- Will not burn out two weeks after the job is done due to defective bulbs.
Average Bulb Lifespan
Halogen Bulb = 2,000 hours (8.2 Months at 8 hours per night)
LED Bulb = 50,000 hours (17 Years at 8 hours per night)
Electricity Consumption (8 hours a night x 365 Days)
35 watt Halogen Bulb = $9.20
5 watt LED Bulb = $1.31
LED Vs Halogen Lights 1 Year
|Power Savings with Outdoor LED Lighting|
|Number of Lights||1||10||20||50|
|Power Saving (kwh)||87.6||876||1752||4380|
LED lighting will pay for itself in a very short time
LED bulbs last 50,000 hours, compared to 2,000 hours for halogen. That is 5.7 years continuous use for LED versus 2.7 months for halogen.
LED is the only real choice in our global quest to reduce power consumption.