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LED Versus Halogen Bulbs : Battle of the Bulbs


● Versatile and durable
● Lasts up to 50,000 hours
● No warm-up time
● Takes 8 watts to power your bulb
● No filaments or moving parts
● Light produced is directional and focused


● Fragile
● Lasts between 2,000 and 3,000 hours
● Takes 35 watts to give the same effect as an LED bulb
● Filaments
● Light produced bounces in all directions

LED lighting will on average save you 80% on your electricity bill when switching from a halogen outdoor lighting system. That’s a ton of cash! Also and LED bulb’s life span is much longer than a halogen bulb. The more rounds it can go the less money and time you have to spend maintaining it. In this battle of the bulbs you have two warriors to choose from: LED or halogen.

If you don’t currently have an outdoor lighting system at your home, make sure you feel comfortable with how it works and looks before purchasing it. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we offer our clients a free nighttime demonstration. During the demonstration, our outdoor lighting designers install a temporary lighting system so you can see how it will look each and every night. Not only does this make our clients more comfortable with their purchase, but it also allows us to make sure the design is just right.

If you have an outdoor lighting system that’s halogen, but are interested in LED lighting, you may be in luck. A lot of existing systems can be retrofitted to LED pretty easily. Make sure to reach out to your landscape lighting company to see if it is something they can do.

As always, we at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are available for any questions you may have regarding residential, commercial and holiday outdoor lighting. Please do not hesitate to contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office if you have any questions!