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What Is Landscape Lighting?

Landscape lighting is the creation of a lighting effect, not the display of lighting fixtures.

Lighting can have many purposes ranging from aesthetics to safety and security. The illumination of gardens, trees, shrubbery and ground cover extends the beauty of nature into the nighttime and enhances your environment and property.

Entrances, pathways, buildings, patios, and recreational areas should be included in the landscape lighting scheme for safety, security and to allow the use of these spaces at night.

Enjoy your garden as darkness falls, with a professionally-designed and installed garden lighting system.

Trees, Shrubs, Paths, Patios, Decks, Water Features or any other interesting area can be illuminated to create a perfect setting for you to relax in the peace and tranquility of your garden.


Unseen trees come alive!

Lighting adds to a landscape, creating dramatic focal points.

Unseen trees come alive bathed in softwedges of uplight, highlighting the texture and foliage pattern; dark ground cover becomes distinct; pathways are illuminated by muted pools of light; property boundaries become well-defined secured borders in which your family can interact peacefully with nature.

Lighting adds to a landscape, creating dramatic focal points when a light focuses on a plant or water feature. Lights also add safety when pathways are lit for nighttime use. Lighting experts think of design and safety when they work with lighting.

 

 



LEDs

(Light Emitting Diodes) are compact, solid-state light sources that offer significantly longer operating lifetimes than most other lamps, including halogen, and offer consistent beam patterns without variation. LED lamps are also vibration-resistant, turn on instantly, provide directional light output, and perform well in cold temperatures.

By using less power to emit the same amount of light as a halogen or incandescent lamp, low-voltage LEDs help you to save money and energy. The lower voltage of LED lights also inhibits system voltage drop, so your lighting designs can utilize thinner cables in more simplified layouts.

LED lights are more efficient than both incandescent and halogen Halogen lamps generally operate at 12-15 lumens per watt efficacy (lpw) whereas Illumicare's LED lamps produce approximately 40 lpw. A 6W MR16 LED lamp produces equivalent light to a 20W halogen lamp while consuming less than 1/3 of the power. With an average daily run time of 6 hours, 10 LEDs would save .84 KW/h per day, or 307 KW/hr per year, equally approximately $37 per year (based on a national average of $.12/KWhr). Overall, by replacing halogen lights with LED lamps, you reduce your CO2 output by 70kg per year.

LED lamps have a longer life LED lamps have an L70 rating of 40,000 hours – 8 to 10 times longer than a halogen lamp. •At 6 hours per night run time, LED lamps last approximately18.25 years. •With a rated lifespan of 4-5000 hrs, halogen lamps last only 2.5 years.

 


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