Jun 9, 2014

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Control Runaway Electric Bills with LED Landscaping Lights!

A well-lit landscape is beautiful, but the electricity from that many incandescent floodlights will cost a fortune. Luckily, a better alternative has been perfected in recent years: LED landscaping lights. These lights use highly-efficient LED bulbs to produce their illumination, so you can run many of them without making your electric meter spin too fast. They also last far longer than standard incandescent lights, so you won’t have to worry about changing them too often.

Many landscape accents are illuminated with powerful floodlights that would ordinarily use several hundred watts of power per unit. Switching the incandescents for LEDs can instantly bring about a very noticeable change in your electric bill. Even better, the LED lights aren’t any dimmer than the old kind. In fact, some say that they’re brighter, so make sure to look at the lumen rating instead of just wattage equivalents.

Decorative walkway lights don’t take much power individually, even when incandescent bulbs are used. The catch is that a walkway uses several small fixtures. This means that lighting the entire walkway can easily use 500 watts or more with traditional bulbs. Replacing those old fixtures with LED landscaping lights is therefore a great cost-saving measure.

Maintaining landscape lighting is a big job when the fixtures are mounted on the house, on poles, or behind prickly roses or shrubs. You’re sure to love the long lifespan of LED landscape lights for this reason. Since landscape lights are usually only run between dusk and around midnight, LED bulbs can last for decades before they need to be changed.

While it’s possible to get plain LED bulbs, it’s a good idea to start with fixtures made just for them. Touchscape Accent Lighting is one line of such fixtures. They offer subtle finishes that blend well with your landscape. Even better, their walkway lights are pointed downward so that they don’t interfere with the viewing of the night sky. Enjoy stargazing as you stroll around your property at night!

The wattages available give a great idea of just how little power these landscape lights really need. The highest energy usage for a walkway light may be just 4.5 watts! The small floodlights, on the other hand, have a maximum of 7 watts. That’s certainly easier on your electric bill than a 300- or 500-watt incandescent flood lamp!

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