LED Landscape Lighting Replaces a 100 Year Old Technology
October 12, 2007
The current standard in landscape lighting is incandescent halogen lighting. This lighting technology is over 100 years old and is inefficient. Halogen technology creates light as a bi-product of heat. This lighting process causes damage to the components of the lights which causes them to "burn-out" very quickly. Additionally, because halogen lights must create heat to produce light they require a lot of energy. This increases utility bills for homeowners and business owners and also increases maintenance and installation costs.
LED lamps are a better solution. LEDs do not create light as a bi--product of heat. This solid state technology uses a computer micro-chip to create light and operate at only 1 degree above ambient temperature. An LED lamp will use approximately 90% less energy than a halogen lamp so utility costs will be lower. Installations are also easier because there is no problem caused by voltage drop because the LEDs draw so little power.
Finally, LEDs will last 50 times as long as halogen bulbs. Many LED lamps are rated to last for more than 100,000 hours.