Few landscape design elements make a bigger impact in beauty and usability of your home’s outdoor spaces than a properly designed landscape lighting system. For the many homeowners throughout the Hudson Valley that have invested in beautiful, complete outdoor living spaces, extending the usability of those patios, walkways, outdoor kitchens, and poolside fireplaces makes perfect sense. In comparison to the cost of the overall landscape, outdoor lighting is a small percentage that packs a big punch of comfort and beauty.
In years past, outdoor low-voltage landscape lighting meant contending with traditional halogen bulbs which would need to be replaced often and demanded relatively high energy consumption. Halogen was the best way to go for most homeowners at this time because LED landscape lighting simply wasn’t up to snuff. With massive advancements in low-voltage landscape lighting technology over the last few years, however, LED has clearly become the best option for outdoor lighting systems that look beautiful and stand the test of time. LED fixtures offer quite a few major benefits over their halogen counterparts, and the homeowners we work with in Poughkeepsie, Pleasant Valley, Lagrangeville, Wappingers Falls, and the surrounding Hudson Valley areas are experiencing the positive difference.
LED landscape lighting is less expensive to run
Today, a traditional 25 or 30 watt halogen build in a landscape lighting fixture can be replaced with a 5 watt LED bulb. That’s a huge savings both on our energy consumption, as well as your budget. While LED low-voltage lighting systems do cost more up front, the massive savings pays that difference back in a few years and it’s all savings after that. Related: 3 Beautiful Driveway Makeover Tips.
LED outdoor lighting now offers beautiful light quality
LED had a bad rap in the landscape lighting world in the past because of the harsh, blue light that the bulbs give off. Halogen was always the clear winner because the light quality was warm, soft, and far superior to that of the old generation LED bulbs. Nowadays, though, the light quality offered from LED bulbs is comparable, if not better, than Halogen bulbs. For new landscape lighting systems in the Hudson Valley, the team at Harmony Hill Landscaping recommends LED systems. But what about homeowners who purchased their systems when LED wasn’t ready for showtime yet? Converting halogen lighting is fairly easy and the cost to do so will be paid back relatively quickly by the savings offered from LED.
Low-voltage Landscape Lighting systems with extended bulb life
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits that Hudson Valley homeowners realize right away with LED fixtures, is the extended bulb life. Halogen systems were forever blowing out bulbs, requiring either a service call or a bit of elbow grease to get it fixed. LED landscape lighting fixtures, whether it be a path light, uplight, or tree light, will work to illuminate your outdoor spaces for 10+ years without needed any bulb attention. In fact, many manufacturers such as Cast Lighting (Harmony Hill Landscaping is a certified Cast Lighting designer and installer) offer up to 10 year guarantees on their LED bulbs.
LED low-voltage landscape lighting offers incredible benefits for homeowners in the Dutchess County area and Harmony Hill Landscaping installs many systems throughout the area each season. With over 10 years experience and education in outdoor landscape lighting, our team offers a professional approach to landscape lighting. Bring your outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, and pergola seating areas to a new level with an outdoor lighting system that will bring safety, beauty, and security to your home’s landscaping.
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