When LED lighting first entered the outdoor lighting arena, it was celebrated as being the most effective and high-tech outdoor lighting technology on the market. While there were a plethora of benefits to LED lighting, we, and several of our clients, did not feel it was a perfect solution for illuminating homes.
The most significant thing that made LED lighting less than desirable for outdoor lighting was that the color wasn’t precisely what people were expecting or hoping for. It was tremendously bright, way too bright in fact, resulting in a bluish color that skewed the color on the facade of the home. However, in recent years, LED landscape lighting technology has improved dramatically. Now we, at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Baltimore, are fully capable of configuring the color of LED lighting to fit your desired lighting level.
The affect LED lighting has on a home’s facade is usually our clients’ first concern. Now with the updated and refined LED technology, the lighting will appear the exact same as our halogen lighting. LEDs now have a warm, amber-like glow that we’ve all come to know and love from existing halogen outdoor lighting systems.
When it comes to residential outdoor lighting, LED lights are easily the most energy efficient and are capable of cutting down lighting energy costs by approximately eighty percent. Through the use of a lower wattage system, rather than traditional halogens, you’ll save energy and illuminate your home and landscape just as effectively as halogen lights. Probably the most significant feature of LED lighting is their lifespan. These bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours plus. 50,000+ hours is extremely long-lived and will again save you money by not having to replace bulbs nearly as often.
When LED lighting first came on the market, it was necessary to install a lighting system specifically for LED fixtures. Now, as LED technology has made amazing leaps, an existing halogen outdoor lighting system can easily be retrofitted to LED with new, longer lasting, bulbs. LED landscape lighting in Baltimore MD has evolved to a state where you stand to save money in the long run by implementing this newly refined technology. The steady increase in the durability and longevity of LED bulbs means you will more than likely have the option of new LED technology by the time you need to change your first bulb!
If you are interested in adding LED lighting to your property, or want to know how to retrofit your existing halogen outdoor lighting system, don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 825-4448, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!