At Southern Landscape Lighting Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia, you will find a team that are experts in designing, supplying and installing high-quality outdoor landscape lighting installations, incorporating the latest technology including energy-saving LED lights.
Our experienced team have developed a reputation in the industry for their meticulous attention to details, as well as advising and supplying you with the latest technology and components for your outdoor landscape lighting requirements that suit your budget and reduce your energy costs. Amongst our range of products are various brands, sizes, and colors of LED lights.
What You Need to Know About LED Lights
LED lights first appeared in the early 1960s but were not bright enough for outdoor lighting. However, by 2010, LED technology had developed to such an extent that they came to dominate the outdoor lighting industry. LED technology allows manufacturers and designers to specify colors and hues for lighting output to create warmer color temperatures that meet individual customers preferences.
LED lights or bulbs are electric lights used in light fixtures that produce light using one or more Light-Emitting Diodes. LED bulbs have lifespans that are many times longer than equivalent incandescent lights, which are essential in outdoor landscape lighting, particularly in areas that are hard to access and where the vegetation is fragile. Many LED lights have a designed lifespan of 50,000 hours, which could mean replacement only every 15 years if used on average for 8 hours a day. By comparison, an incandescent light bulb will last between 1,000 and 2,000 hours. LED lights are also more shock and vibration resistant than other types of light bulbs and operate at considerably lower temperatures.
It is always a good idea to buy from a manufacturer and retailer that will support their product. A premium product used in your outdoor lighting will give excellent quality lighting. Light quality is measured by the Color Rending Index (CRI) ranging from 1 to 100. You should never buy a bulb with a CRI rating of less than 80.
Outdoor landscape lights are significant energy consumers, as they tend to be on for a large amount of time. LED lights are significantly more efficient in delivering lighting than most incandescent and fluorescent lights. LED lights consume between 60% and 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb. That means that over the span of a year, an incandescent bulb burning for 8 hours a day, will have an energy cost of $26, while the equivalent LED light will have an energy cost of $10.
An incandescent bulb costs about $1 and lasts approximately 1, 000 to 2 ,000 hours. The equivalent LED light could cost $8 and last between 25,000 to 50,000 hours. This means that LED lights cost almost 75% less over their lifespan.
LED lights are very environmentally friendly. Apart from using 60 percent less energy than conventional bulbs, the extended operating life of a LED light means that it lasts up to 25 times longer than equivalent incandescent bulbs. This reduces wastage going into landfill disposal sites. An additional advantage is that they contain no mercury and are easily recyclable.
Smart Light Bulbs
The latest technology available for outdoor landscape lighting installations are smart light bulbs that are waterproof, and that can be turned on and off and change color and hue by using a smartphone app.
At Southern Landscape Lighting Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia, we are ready to answer all your questions about LED lighting for your outdoor landscape lighting installation in Alpharetta that will give your house and garden great curb appeal and add to your enjoyment of your home.