Thursday, January 21, 2010

Not so with LED Landscape Lighting

In a previous post (Wow it's Getting Dark) , I talked about regular maintenance required for changing light bulbs. I explained the fact that voltage changes (see comments) can lead to a domino burnout effect. When one goes, the others will follow soon if that one is not replaced soon. Keep an annual schedule to help track the life of the bulbs.

All this this is a non-issue if you use LED landscape lights. First, they do not use bulbs (see facts), and they work between 10v - 15v, so they are not impacted the way halogen fixtures are. If burnout has been a problem for you, consider upgrading to LED landscape lights. No additional wiring is needed, they last up to 10 years (and are upgradeable), and you'll save up to 80% in energy costs.


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