Having the right lighting on the outside of your home and commercial property is not only about safety, but creating an artistic landscape to frame your luxury home or retail building. When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are always a few improvements that can be made, and the latest trend is installing LED outdoor lighting. Thankfully, all you need to maintain or upgrade your outdoor lighting system is the right landscaping company.
Disadvantages of using a halogen lighting system
When you have customers, tenants, staff or family members accessing the outdoors at night, you want to ensure that their safety comes first and the elements of your landscape stand out. Sadly, some types of lighting tend to lose their power over time, and this reduction in lumens can cause people to have accidents. Obviously, a commercial property will need to reduce the number of potential accidents as much as possible for insurance or legal reasons, and there is a simple solution. In the past, halogen lighting systems were touted as the latest, and they were an effective solution for outdoor lighting for decades because the bulbs did not crack easily like traditional incandescent bulbs. Despite this, the halogen fixtures or components lose their oomph over time, and this affects the ability of the outdoor lighting to effectively do its job. Two other disadvantage to halogen lighting is the increased costs compared to LED bulbs and a higher electric bill.
Benefits of upgrading to a LED outdoor lighting system
One of the unfortunate aspects of LED lighting versus halogen is the fact that upgrading to LED means getting rid of old halogen fixtures. In many cases, this is a painless process, and the amount of money saved by switching to LED is often significant. For example, LED lighting is more powerful, and this means that one fixture can be installed where two halogen fixtures previously existed. LED lighting is also cheaper to operate and lasts longer than halogen bulbs. This means you will need fewer maintenance appointments throughout the year to replace them, you will not be paying for replacement LED bulbs as frequently as halogen bulbs due to their long lifespan and they will save you money on your electric bill.
Do not attempt to install your own lighting for safety reasons
Changing a few light bulbs sounds innocent enough, but there are certain risks when luxury outdoor fixtures are involved. For example, if a cover needs to be removed, it might be more difficult to maneuver than first expected. This is especially true when a ladder is being used. Instead of risking breaking a valuable piece of outdoor lighting, hire full-service pros that can help you install and maintain your landscaping. Naturally, when it comes to switching out lighting fixtures or upgrading the system with smart home devices, be sure to give pros a call. While working on ladders can cause potential injuries, working with electricity can have unexpected results. For example, if the power supply is not installed correctly because the wiring was done wrong by the builder, it could cause serious or fatal injuries such as fire and electrocution.
Let us help you with your next outdoor lighting project
When you are ready to take your outdoor lighting to the next level, let us help you with upgrades, installation and regular maintenance. Along with changing bulbs in hard-to-reach places, we also work with your entire landscape to create a visual masterpiece by day or night. To get started, give one of our friendly staff a call today.