Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Installation Tips - For LED Landscape Lights

I've been asked on several occasions about L.E.D. landscape lights. The questions have typically come from homeowners who currently have a landscape lighting system but want to conserve energy. LEDs are about 80% more efficient than the typical (halogen) system so it makes good sense to replace existing halogen lights.

If you have a system, that is operating well and/or if you are sick and tired of changing lights bulbs, making the switch to L.E.D. is as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Remove the old fixture
2) Put the new L.E.D. fixture in place
3) Make the connection

Congratulations! 80% Instant Savings! Your energy bill will show an immediate change with 3 little steps.

To quantify:

If you have 20 lights at 20 watts per light = 400 watts.

If you replace the 20 watt light with a 3 watt l.e.d. (exactly, only 3 watts without losing light or design effects), you are now using 60 watts (20 x 3 = 60)!

Just like that - 400 to 60 in 3 (steps)!

L.E.D.s do not use bulbs so there is nothing to change - another instant savings on bulbs! They last 50,000 hours (that can easily exceed 10 years depending on how many hours per night you have them on).

Easy as 1-2-3...


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