You have probably heard the term “LED bulbs” as a lighting buzzword, but do you know the actual facts about this type of light? If you are searching for a bulb that is long lasting and energy efficient, LED bulbs might be an ideal solution. Here we overview the details of LED bulbs to help you explore the best type of bulb for your outdoor landscape lighting needs.
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, were first engineered at General Electric in 1962. They have gradually grown to be one of the top lighting solutions in the industry, especially after a huge explosion in popularity during 2011 and 2012.
- LEDs are treasured for their efficient use of energy. Traditional incandescent bulbs release almost 90% of their energy as heat, while LEDs use this energy to produce light with very little wasted heat.
- Quality LED bulbs can have a lifespan of nearly 25,000 hours – this equates to about 3 years of 24/7 use. This is about 25 times the average life of an incandescent bulb.
- If all lighting were entirely switched to LED over the next 20 years, the U.S. alone could save up to $250 billion in energy costs and avoid creating 1,800 million metric tons of carbon waste emissions!
LEDs for Landscaping
If you are ready to move forward with the lighting technology of the future, call DFW’s lighting experts at 817-345-3696 for a free nighttime demonstration!