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Why you should upgrade your lights to LED

The beginning of each year is a time to make resolutions for the next year. Many resolutions involve some type of lifestyle change: eat better, workout more, spend more time with family, etc. Sometime resolutions involve finances or even being nicer to the environment. With those ideas Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond can help.

Outdoor lighting in Richmond & CharlottesvilleSwitching your exterior lights to LED landscape lighting can get you closer to some of your 2016 resolutions. Here’s how.

If you’re looking to save money in 2016, LED lights can help you decrease your monthly energy bill and maintenance. Outdoor LED lights consume less energy than halogen lights. In some cases, it can save more than 50% in running costs. Additionally, you’ll save on normal maintenance and service to the system. We recommend that halogen light bulbs be switched out every year do to the light output diminishing over time. A system simply isn’t as bright year over year with halogen. That isn’t the case with LED lights. LED lights can burn for over 50,000 hours before the light goes out completely. In most cases, LED bulbs will not need to be switched every year, saving you maintenance and service; they are simply more reliable.

Another resolution that may be on your list may be to go green. LED landscape lighting can help you achieve that too. Not only will you use less energy with LED, but you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint. Unlike other light bulbs, LEDs have no toxic materials in them meaning they cannot be released into the air.

Outdoor lighting in Richmond & Charlottesville

While saving money and going green may be some of the more popular resolutions surrounding LED outdoor lighting, another resolution may be to increase the curb appeal of your home. When done well, outdoor lighting will make your home more appealing to neighbors and passersby. Overtime LED technology continues to improve, making the light output more pleasing. Gone are the days of cold, blueish LEDs. They are not warm and pleasing to the eye.

If you have questions regarding LED, please give us a call at (804) 353-6999.