Chances are if you made it to this page, you have been pondering the possibility of upgrading your halogen lighting system to a LED lighting system and have wondered; what is with all the hype surrounding LED lighting systems?
Let's take an in-depth look into all the benefits of upgrading your antiquated halogen lighting system with an efficient LED lighting system.
Let's start off with the biggest question you have asked yourself. "This LED lighting system sounds great, but how much is it going to cost me?" Well, that is a great question, and the answer is quite simple, most halogen lighting systems can be easily retrofitted from halogen to LED. Meaning, most of the time, the switch from halogen to LED merely is installing the appropriate LED lamps into your existing lighting fixtures. Making those beautiful brass lighting fixtures your contractor installed ten years ago a great starting point for your new LED lighting system. LED lighting fixtures are typically 75%-80% more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. We have seen clients experience savings of $250 a month in electrical costs by switching to LEDs.
Another persuasive savings factor in switching to an LED lighting system is the minimized routine maintenance required for your new lighting system. Many halogen lamps have an advertised lamp life of 2,000 hours. If you are running your lighting system for eight hours every night, you would be replacing the bulk of your lamps every year. With LED lamps, your average lamp life hovers around 50,000 hours, giving you 17 plus years of use if you are sticking with the same 8 hours of operation per day.
LED lighting systems are much safer than the traditional halogen lighting systems due to their reduced energy consumption and efficiency with power. Your average halogen lamp wastes 90% of its energy consumption with heat which makes them inefficient and a serious fire or burn hazard on your property. Some larger halogen lamps can reach temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Another safety factor to keep in mind goes back to reduced routine maintenance. Suppose your lamps require replacement every 17 years rather than every year. In that case, you're saving yourself or the contractor on the property the hassle and danger of changing hard to reach fixtures.
Many of the new LED lamps and fixtures out today increase your lighting system's overall controllability. Some of the control features you can experience include; individual lamp dim-ability, color-changing, Kelvin temperature control, remote access & adjustable beam spread. With greater controllability comes more design possibilities.
With the rise of LED lamps, your dreams for your outdoor lighting oasis are coming true. With traditional halogen lighting systems, the number of fixtures you can connect to the lighting transformer was minimal. Take a 300 Watt transformer, with a typical 50W lamp; you can put a maximum of 6 fixtures on your transformer where your LED lighting system can power 20+ lighting fixtures with the same power source.
By switching your landscape lighting system from halogen to LED, you decide to go green with your lighting system. Energy.gov estimates that by the year 2027, LED's reduced energy consumption will save over 30 billion dollars, subsequently saving the power equivalent of 44 power plants running for a full year.
If you would like to hear more about the benefits of switching to LED or receive a free estimate, reach out to Beacon Outdoor Lighting today!
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