How Do I Convert from Halogen Lighting to LED?

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Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs are now one of the most affordable, energy efficient and dynamic lighting options available. LEDs offer some of the best functional and decorative lighting for landscape lighting, upping the game for homeowners who want stunning landscapes.

Custom Lighting of America works with your current halogen system to make it an LED lighting system with relatively little redesign. LED light bulbs are available for almost every outdoor lighting fixture.

Why Watertight Fixtures Are Important
We advise upgrading your landscape lighting fixtures with LED light bulbs to ensure the fixture is watertight. When you insert LED light bulbs into older fixtures, you risk running into problems if the fixture is not watertight. If one drop of water gets into the socket of a fixture that is not watertight, the LED bulb will not work and will need to be replaced. Our LED outdoor lighting fixtures are designed to be watertight and are adaptable for LED light bulbs.

The Many Benefits of LEDs
Changing out your halogen bulbs to LEDs has many benefits. The main one? They will last for the life of your landscape. You will never have to change the bulb.

You will also save tremendous amounts of energy. If you have a 30 watt halogen bulb, you can replace it with a 5 watt LED bulb. That’s an 80% savings in your electric usage. Your initial investment in changing to LED bulbs gets paid back in a few years, and you continue to save for the life of your home.

Minimal Maintenance
LED lamps for outdoor lighting require little on-going maintenance. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, each lamp can burn up to 17 years in ideal conditions when running an average of eight hours per night. The light output remains consistent throughout its lifespan and consumes as little as one-tenth of the energy used in typical outdoor halogen lamps.

Another advantage of LED lamps? The surface temperature remains cool, allowing improved safety for ground-level lighting, and no energy loss due to heat. LED lighting can be installed in landscape areas that are easily accessed by children or pets, where typical lighting would be hazardous.

LEDs are the #1 lighting choice when it comes to energy efficiency, versatility and cost saving. They are a powerful tool for any homeowner, one that can enhance landscaping to new levels of both charm and security.

For more information and to discuss conversion or a new LED system for your home, please contact Harold at 561.204.3000 for a free consultation.

– By Harold Salkin
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