3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Landscape Lighting With Newer Technology

Dec 19, 2022 2:09:35 PM

These days, landscape lighting technology has come incredibly far. In fact, there are many reasons to consider replacing landscape lighting if you want to take advantage of some of these advances. 

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons to upgrade landscape lighting and what you can gain from that decision. 

#1: LED Lighting Technology is Far Superior

As far as new technology for landscape lighting, the latest LED bulbs are far superior to what outdated incandescent light can offer. We recently wrote an entire article on the benefits of LED technology, but we’ll sum it up briefly here.

For one, it is much more efficient. From a technical and scientific standpoint, this is because of how they use energy. LED bulbs do not require as much power to produce light. 

That enhanced efficiency equates to actual dollars saved. While LED lighting costs more than traditional lighting upfront, in the long run, you’ll actually save money on both electricity bills and maintenance expenses. 

In fact, our LEDs will last over 10 years so you do not constantly have to make changes and upgrades. While there is always some maintenance involved in outdoor lighting for things like breakage from mowing or maybe a light that got moved, with a good system you’re not constantly changing bulbs or dealing with problems.

Finally, we also feel that LED lighting is much more versatile. With old lighting technology in which bulbs needed to be changed regularly, we had to think about where lights could go so that they were also easily accessed. But with bulbs that don’t need frequent replacing, we can consider where they work best in the design.

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#2: WiFi Landscape Lighting Gives Control at Your Fingertips

Another new technology for landscape lighting is WiFi control. In other words, you can have your lights controlled from an app on your smart device.

That means that at the push of a button, you can make instant changes to your lighting set-up. Often, homeowners pre-program different lighting “schemes” that they prefer for different situations.

For instance, you might have a lighting scheme that is set for a dinner party with brighter lighting so that everyone can see one another (and what they’re eating). 

But if you are having a more intimate, immediate family gathering, perhaps you just want a handful of lights to come on…and maybe you want them dimmed, particularly if you are going to be spending time by a fire feature.

With wireless landscape lighting, you have precise control of your lighting.

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#3: Color-Changing Systems Can Be Fun and Festive

Color-changing light systems are another new technology for landscape lighting that might make you want to replace an outdated system. This type of technology is still relatively new in the residential space but we’ve recently seen it gain a lot of momentum.

Color-changing lights can also be controlled from a smart device. 

That means that if you are planning a party for the big game, you can create a lighting scene with the team colors by setting things up on your app. Or, perhaps instead of stringing holiday lights you just want to light up your home in red and green.

You can really have a lot of fun with color-changing lights. 

We’re getting a lot of interest in this new technology and it might be another good reason to consider replacing landscape lighting.

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Let Us Help You Upgrade Landscape Lighting

In addition to these three reasons to upgrade landscape lighting, you should also know that landscape lighting technology continues to evolve in terms of quality. Today’s fixtures and bulbs are of higher quality than ever before.

That being said, there are still plenty of landscape lighting pros that install older systems.

We hate to see Memphis homeowners get stuck with older technology when there are so many exciting options out there. Oftentimes this is simply because companies have failed to keep up with “what’s new.”. That’s why it’s important to do your research and make sure that you lighting professional you hire is staying ahead of the curve.

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If you choose Mid South Night Lights for your outdoor lighting project, we are ready to help you maximize the enjoyment and use of your outdoor areas with a landscape lighting design that is customized for you. With just the right lighting, you’ll be enjoying your property more than ever rather than worrying about bulbs going out and leaving you in the dark!

Are you ready to create a beautiful property with the best landscape lighting technology at any hour of the day? If so, let’s meet and discuss some bright ideas.

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