In just a few short months—on January 1, 2020, the federal government will make it illegal to manufacture or sell incandescent and halogen bulbs in the United States.
Though the gradual phase-out started with the discontinuation of 100-watt incandescent bulbs in 2012 and 40- and 60-watt bulbs in 2014, you can still find a limited selection of incandescents in stores.
But, next year when bulb requirements change to a minimum energy efficiency standard of 45 lumens per watt, you can say bye-bye for good to these familiar lights. The reason is that no halogen or incandescent bulb meets those standards.
If your landscape lighting is still functioning with outdated lighting technology, it’s time to bring your system into modern times. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of LEDs, along with their long-lasting power, greater affordability, and higher energy savings.
LEDs are all we use at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus. They are up to 80 percent more energy-efficient than the incandescent or halogen bulbs. That means a single LED bulb can save you hundreds of dollars over its lifetime. And you’ll save even more because LEDs rarely need replacing—thanks to their whopping 40,000-hour life span.
If your older lighting system uses fluorescents or CFLs instead, you can also feel good about making the switch to LED outdoor lighting in Powell, OH because you’ll be doing your part to keep the planet healthy. Many don’t realize these types of bulbs have mercury in them that contaminate the ground in landfills. Even more dangerous can be if CFLs or fluorescents break on your lawn, creating a health hazard for any children or pets playing in the yard.
We’re your premier LED outdoor lighting specialists in Powell, Ohio! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus at (614) 877-8937. We look forward to hearing from you soon!