Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay we strive to offer the right balance of savings and convenience for customers looking to upgrade their current outdoor lighting systems. Many times it not necessary to discard all the elements of your existing system in order to bring it up to date.
By updating and replacing specific elements of the system, or within the fixtures themselves, we can save you a substantial amount of time and money. This is what we refer to as retrofitting. We can provide many solutions for retrofitting your existing low voltage quartz halogen lighting system to LED. Retrofits vary based on the types of fixtures installed. We can evaluate your current system and provide options tailored to your needs, budget and personal sense of style.
Our LED’s are not the same as those you see in the big box stores, and we have worked hard in the last decade to improve the quality and color of our LED’s to be far more natural than ever before. LED’s are now measured through the Kelvin scale to determine how warm or cool light looks to the eye in regard to color temperature, and this helps us deliver the look our customers want.
If you are still operating an old school halogen landscape lighting system, in most cases we can retrofit or upgrade to LED to bring your system up to date. Believe it or not, in the next decade nearly 75% of households will be using LED lighting indoors and out!
Not only will making the decision to retrofit your existing system to LED save you in up‑front costs, it will also save you in the long run.
Here are some of the advantages…
LED outdoor lighting provides significant savings on electrical operating costs (up to 80% in most cases). For example, a four watt LED can produce a directional light equivalent to a 20W halogen. Additionally, due to the lower wattage, the lighting system will have less voltage drop. This, in turn, provides a more even and consistent illumination for all of your lighting fixtures.
LED’s Last Longer
LED bulbs are engineered to last much longer than halogen bulbs. LEDs have an average useful bulb life of up to 50,000 hours, while the quartz halogen bulb has a useful bulb life between 2,000‑3,000 hours. The light provided by LED lighting is crisp, clear and bright. Because of their long life expectancy, you can expect to enjoy this light, without replacement costs, for much longer than traditional lighting sources.
As you can see from the above chart, LED bulbs can yield a life expectancy of 50,000 hours.This efficiency depends on LED quality, system design, operating environment and other factors. As dedicated LED landscape lighting specialists, we have the materials and installation expertise needed to make the most of today’s LED technology.
Also keep in mind the environmental (green) benefits of converting to LED. It is hard to put a price tag on the benefits of reducing your carbon footprint because these lighting choices help the environment and all of us in the long run.