With each passing year, the benefits of LED outdoor lighting become more statistically sound. While the longevity, quality and energy efficiency capabilities of LED bulbs have proven successful over the past ten years, even more positive features are on the horizon. Today, learning what an LED outdoor light can provide as opposed to an ordinary lighting system, will help you rethink your landscape, pathway and security systems.
LED lighting is a leader in outliving the competition by a very wide margin in life expectancy. An incandescent bulb can last 750 to 2,000 hours and a halogen bulb, 2,000 to 5,000 hours. LED bulbs put both of these existing methods to shame by shedding 30,000 to 50,000 hours of pure light before needing changed. In addition, many regular lighting systems do not offer a simple bulb change but an entire housing mechanism. The switch to LED can save you money in maintenance costs by lasting as long as a decade before a replacement is needed.
Distribution of Light
The three zones of luminaire classification (LCS) are considered for outdoor lighting according to IESNA. These include forward, back and up light and the test results are astounding. If you have ever stood under a street light that is fitted with an incandescent or halogen bulb, you understand the difference. Visual performance is limited and even annoying with the glare that is associated with regular outdoor lighting. The LED bulb is still undergoing study through CALiPER in order to …Read More