LED Landscape Lighting

The lighting scheme of your landscape is very important, especially when you consider the part your outdoor lighting plays in helping to boost your property’s curb appeal, keep your property safe to walk through at night, and help to keep your property secure. However, there are a lot of different types of lighting to choose from. We always recommend the use of LED lighting for outdoor lighting schemes. The following are 15 of the benefits of LED lighting that you should know about:

1. LEDs last a long time

The standard incandescent light bulb lasts between 1,000 and 2,000 hours. LEDs last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 hours. This means that the standard LED light can last up to 11 years of continuous operation, or upwards of 22 years if they are only operating at 50 percent. If you use an LED eight hours a day, it should last around 20 years.

2. LEDs are very durable

Unlike other light bulbs, LEDs are not made out of glass. This makes them perfect for outdoor applications since they are more likely to withstand harsh weather conditions. They are also safer to use outside since they won’t break, leaving behind shards of glass in your landscape.

3. LEDs are incredibly energy efficient

LEDs are the most efficient option out there. It’s one of the reasons that they last so much longer than other bulbs. LEDs use upwards of 80 to 90 percent less energy than typical light bulbs.

4. LEDs are environmentally-friendly

Besides the fact that LEDs are energy efficient, they are also 100 percent recyclable and do not contain any toxic materials. In fact, a single LED can save the material and production needed to produce 25 incandescent bulbs.

5. LEDs do not produce heat

Not only does this mean that LEDs don’t waste as much of the energy that is required like other bulbs, but it means that there’s a much smaller risk of accidental fires breaking out or burning a person who is handling it after it’s been on for hours.

6. LEDs produce almost no UV emissions

LEDs barely produce any UV emissions or infrared light. This is good for outdoor applications since they won’t cause harm to things that are sensitive to heat, like your plants.

7. LED lighting is more focused

LED lights have more focused lighting, which means it can be more accurately directed at a specific location or object than other types of bulbs.

8. LED lights are dimmable

You’ll have a lot of control over the lighting of your LEDs since they can be dimmed. This provides more flexibility as far as the aesthetics of your lighting scheme are concerned.

9. LEDs don’t need to warm up

Other light bulbs often need a few seconds to warm up. LEDs will turn on immediately the moment they’re powered on.

10. LEDs can be turned on and off frequently

Because LEDs don’t need a few seconds to reach their full brightness, they can be turned on and off frequently without reducing its operational life expectancy, something that does occur with traditional light bulbs.

11. LEDs are low voltage

LEDs are perfect for remote or rural areas because of the fact that they do not need a lot of voltage to power up. A low-voltage power supply will be fine for lighting your landscape using LEDs.

12. LEDs are visually flexible

LEDs are not only available in a range of different colors, but you can change colors on a single LED, which means that you can create different aesthetic lighting schemes based on the mood you’re trying to create at any time.

13. LEDs don’t produce noise

Some types of lighting, such as fluorescent lighting, can be noisy. In fact, they will get noisier the longer that they are used. LEDs don’t produce any kind of clicking or buzzing sounds–they are able to operate silently.

14. LEDs are cheaper than they were

It used to be that the initial cost of an LED was so high that a lot of homeowners just opted for traditional bulbs. While still more expensive than other bulbs, keep in mind that a single 12-watt LED used for two hours a day will only cost around $1 a year, whereas a 60-watt incandescent will cost around $5 a year.

15. LEDs can save you money long-term

Because of how long LEDs last and how much more energy-efficient they are, you’ll end up saving a substantial amount of money over the long run on energy costs and replacement costs.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of benefits when it comes to choosing LEDs for your outdoor lighting scheme. For information about our outdoor lighting services or our landscaping services in general, contact us at Snyder’s Landscaping today. We offer servives in Central Florida’s Altamonte, Longwood, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Sanford, and Winter Park