While we know there are still some lighting professionals working with older technology, LED landscape lighting is superior for some very important reasons.
If you have not yet upgraded to LED lights outdoors, or perhaps you’re considering outdoor lighting for the first time, you might be wondering what’s the big deal.
Is it really that big of a difference?
The answer is yes. LED lighting has come incredibly far and is definitely the superior choice. If you want to get the most out of your lighting design for your Memphis, TN home, you want to make sure you’re getting only the best.
In this article, we’ll talk about some of the key benefits of LED lighting and why you should consider it.
Benefits of LED Lighting
First, a quick explanation. While LED isn’t brand-new, it’s coming really far in recent years and we’ve found that some homeowners are still learning about it.
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. LED lights are essentially electronic devices that emit light when electricity passes through them. While it’s the best technology out there, plenty of companies have not adopted it.
The fact that some pros still work with old-fashioned lighting has kept incandescent light alive, even though the superiority of LED technology has far surpassed it. Here are some reasons why you should consider LED.
#1: Exterior LED Lighting is Much More Efficient
One of the key benefits of LED bulbs is that they are 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.
This is also why LED bulbs stay “cooler” from a temperature standpoint. They do not give off nearly as much heat.
Along with all that, many homeowners appreciate that they’re making a more environmentally friendly choice with LED landscape lighting. Using less energy is good for the Earth, too.
#2: Exterior LED Lighting Will Save You Money in the Long Run
While LED lighting does cost more than traditional lighting upfront (after all, it's superior technology), in the long run, you’ll actually save money on both electricity bills and maintenance expenses.
Low-voltage LED lighting uses a fraction of the electricity that incandescent or halogen bulbs use which means you’ll see a big difference in your electric bill. On average, LED bulbs use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and they can last around 25 times longer.
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.
#3: Exterior LED Lighting is More Versatile
Another key benefit is that we can do more with LED lighting since we don’t have to worry as much about location and accessibility. When it comes to your perfect outdoor lighting design, you don’t want to be held back or limited.
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 now, with lights lasting a decade or longer, we can be highly versatile in our landscape lighting designs. We can put lights where they look best, not just where we can access them regularly for maintenance.
Let Us Handle Your LED Landscape Lighting So You Can Let Go of the Worries
We hate to see Memphis homeowners get stuck with older technology that they won’t be happy with in the long run. That’s why it’s important to do your research and make sure that you lighting professional you hire is keeping up with “what’s new.”
There are sadly many companies that are stuck in the old way of doing things.
At Mid South Night Lights, lighting is all that we do…and for that reason, we take it very seriously. You can count on us to keep up with the latest technology so that we can deliver the best results.
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 an LED 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!