While LED Technology has been around for decades, its’ applications in the Outdoor and Landscape Lighting Industry is relatively new and is constantly evolving.
LED stands for Lighting Emitting Diode. An LED is an electronic semiconductor that efficiently emits light. Discovered decades, it application in the commercial and residential sectors is making significant strides everyday. According to Energy.gov, in 2012 around 49 Million LEDs were installed in the U.S. – saving about $675 million annual energy costs. Switching to LED over the next 2 decades could save the U.S. $250 Billion in energy costs, reduce electricity consumption for lighting by nearly 50 percent and avoid 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
Simply put, LEDs last longer, use a fraction of the energy compared to halogen bulbs, emit a fraction of heat compared to its Incandescent and CFL counterparts, contain no Mercury, and incidentally have a much smaller energy footprint.
LEDs allow Landscape Lighting Designers and Contractors the ability to control light beam spreads more accurately. They also offer the Contractors a wide array of color temperatures, from 2700K to 5000K. Depending on the application, Contractors and Home or Business owners are able to customize these color temperatures, affecting the general mood and ambiance of any space.