A few years ago, the only option for LED lighting was a blue look. LED lighting technology has advanced and that white/blue light is now a warm white color that is indistinguishable from the traditional halogen light. So why not stick with halogen lighting? After all, halogens provide excellent beam control and the small size allows them to easily blend into the landscape. The biggest benefit of LED lighting technology is energy efficiency. The life span of LED lights is about 10X longer than halogen bulbs with an output of 80% less energy. This translates into lower energy costs and less maintenance. The drawback is that LED bulbs cost 3 to 4 times as much initially. However, the increased cost is quickly equalized by the reduction of material, energy and maintenance costs.
LED lighting Halogen Lighting
Life Span: 50,000 5,000
Cost $35 $15
Heat Output cool hot (potential fire hazard)
Many of the standard halogen fixtures used in outdoor lighting can be converted over to LED light bulbs. There is a professional LED equivalent for almost every halogen outdoor bulb. This makes it easy to convert existing halogen systems into energy efficient LED systems without undergoing a complete landscape redesign. The next time your light bulbs need replacing, Dallas North would love to help you replace your halogen lights with an LED bulb.