Why Should Landscape Lighting Choose LED?

- Feb 01, 2018 -

What is landscape lighting?


Landscape lighting refers to the use of outdoor lights to help illuminate the garden, water, the outside of the building and even a tree. It has both the lighting function and the function of artistic decoration and beautifying the environment. Fully illuminated landscape is essential to enhance the recreational function, safety and beautification of the related areas. Because the LED lamp is a one-way light source, it plays a vital role in the landscape lighting.




High color index, color temperature options, and so on


When it comes to landscape lighting, LED is an ideal choice because of the high color index (CRI) and many color temperature options of the LED.


The progress of plastic technology and optics and the integration of LED have paved the way for the ideal combination of optoelectronics. Another advantage of LED is that they do not use any filament, and they are more solid themselves. Moreover, the LED is not so fragile. It is very simple, reasonable and safe to pour a water repellent, such as silicon or epoxy resin on the light source.


Because the light source of LED is very small, it is very simple to produce a high efficiency illuminator with a compressed size. For example, it is very possible to make a fountain to cover the whole fountain, as long as the light source is separated, small and connected in a parallel manner.


4 unique advantages of LED for landscape lighting


Brighter, better light


The main functions of landscape lighting are safety and decoration. LED is considered the brightest form of light that can achieve 170-180 lumens per watt and provide reliable light.


In addition to this feature, LED is not easy to explode or burn in the light source under the condition of overheating or short circuiting.


Environment-friendly


LED does not emit any infrared or ultraviolet radiation, and there is no mercury at all. In addition, these lamps conform to the ROHS standard, which means that LED does not contain any dangerous substances, such as cadmium, mercury, etc. In contrast, the metal halide lamp contains a high content of cadmium and also produces ultraviolet light while the fluorescent lamp has mercury. LED is the first choice because the landscape lights are located near the natural body of water or trees.


Low maintenance cost


The presence of light sources in the backyard lights is very important, because the position of the backyard lights is usually in the fragile area. For example, the underwater lamp in the swimming pool is difficult to replace, because if the lamp is to be changed, the swimming pool should be empty. Another example is the floodlight. If there is a problem, a crane is needed to recover. In most cases, the cost of changing the light is much higher than the cost of the light.


Low voltage operation


The function voltage of LED is lower than 4V DC. In order to make it run on 220V, we usually use the switch power to reduce the voltage, so that the AC is converted to DC. If any lamp is directly exposed to water, it is recommended to run under a lower voltage to avoid a disaster when the current flows out.


When it comes to the traditional light source, we need to use a specific inverter circuit to increase the voltage and convert it to alternating current.  This reduces the safety and life of the lamps and lanterns, and increases the cost of the lamps. In addition, LED is a safer choice, running at low voltage, and very safe in operation.


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