We frequently field this question at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. Over the last decade, advancements in LED technology have affirmed our stance that LED is the absolute best light blub for use in outdoor lighting.
In years long past, we found that LED didn’t always deliver on every need for our exterior lighting clients. The issue was most often that of the cold blue or sterile white light emitted by LED bulbs. As LED technology evolved, especially in color temperature, we began to more oft than not recommend LED to our clients. Today, LED offers the best of everything for your Minneapolis outdoor lighting, so much so, that it is all we offer. What makes LED the clear choice over traditional lighting sources?
Long live the LED bulb!
You have probably heard that LED lasts much longer than traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs. Clients of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis are moving to LED for their architectural and landscape lighting, because it lasts 10 to 15 times longer than halogen bulbs and up to 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Did you know that an LED light bulb can last up to 50,000 hours? That translates to an average of 14 years of usage if your outdoor lighting is on for eight hours per day, 365 days per year!
Longer bulb life means that you will not have the hassle or expense of frequent bulb replacements. It also means less waste for our environment.
As we mentioned before, LED is now available in a range of color temperatures, which means that LED bulbs now produce warm hues like those of halogen and incandescent bulbs. As a matter of fact, we can exactly match your traditional outdoor lighting with a new LED upgrade or retrofit! LED bulbs emit a crisp, even light beam, but never harsh or sterile.
What else makes LED the best light bulbs for your Minneapolis outdoor lighting?
They are sturdier than traditional light bulbs, and do not break easily. LED bulbs are smaller in size but come in configurations that allow us to create a wider beam spread than traditional light bulbs. They also withstand extreme temperatures and other environmental factors much better than traditional lighting. You will experience an energy savings of up to 80% over typical lighting sources. LED light bulbs do not contain UV rays, and produce very little heat, which means they are much less attractive to heat-seeking bugs around your home!
For all these reasons and more, LED outdoor lighting is a wise investment into your home and family. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers a full range of outdoor lighting, including architectural lighting, landscape lighting, deck lighting, patio lighting, and more! Our lighting experts are ready to create a custom lighting design with extraordinary LED for your Minneapolis area home or business.
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Are you ready to make the switch from traditional outdoor lighting bulbs to long-lasting, beautiful, and safe LED? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! (763) 317-0827