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LED fixtures are smart and efficient. They are relatively new to the market but more and more people are seeing the value in using them for longer lamp life (they require less bulb changes) and they use less power. There are some other advantages too. They can be somewhat easier to install and sometimes required less or lower power transformers. A typical low voltage light might use a 20 watt bulb. A suitable LED replacement fixture may draw only a few watts of power. There are many reasons to use LED lights. One downside is that most LED lights cannot be dimmed. But they are the future of lighting!
- Efficiency – LED lights offer more light output using less energy, cutting energy use for standard bulbs by over 50% for landscape lighting and outdoor lighting.
- Environmentally Friendly – other bulbs have toxic mercury or other harmful components that are leaked when broken, however standard LED lights do not.
- Durability – LED lights last for a very long time, with standard LED lights lasting for 35,000 to 50,000 hours, and they fade gradually over time rather than completely burning out.
They are more affordable than ever and offer longer life and less energy usage than standard bulbs. The same effect can be created using LED as would be possible with halogen or incandescent for outdoor landscape lighting projects, when appropriately used in a landscape. LED lights can be useful in many different parts of an outdoor landscape lighting project such as pathway landscape lighting, pool lighting, ambient landscape lighting and in many other areas.
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