Are you looking into energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting and have questions about how it differs from halogen? If you want to know more about halogen and LED landscape lighting, see our answers to the following Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do LED outdoor lighting systems use less energy than halogen systems? Yes, a halogen system uses more energy than a LED system. In fact, LED uses a fraction (15-20%) of the energy. If you are looking for a lighting design that has energy conservation in mind, a LED system may be for you!
- If I already have a McKay Lighting system and want LED, do I need an entire new system? No, we can work with your current system to convert it to LED with
relativelylittle redesign. It often depends on the age and type of fixtures. To make it easy, we offer free conversion assessments. During an assessment one of our designers will visit your property to assess your fixtures and system. Then, they work with you to develop a plan for converting it to LED. It can be done all at once or in phases.
- Are LED systems more expensive than halogen lighting systems? Yes, the initial investment of LED is often higher than a traditional halogen system. However, over time, it will save you money in bulbs and energy. LED
bulbshave a longer lifespan (up to 50,000 hours or 5-year warranty) and use less energy then halogen or incandescent bulbs. Halogen bulbs have up to 5,000 hours and usually start to burnout after a year. AreLED fixtures different than halogen fixtures? Yes. But, it depends on the type of fixture as some can be retrofitted to hold a LED bulb. During an assessment our designers will determine which ones can be retrofitted or need to be replaced. If you need new fixtures, they will help you choose from our entire selection of fixtures that provide tremendous aesthetic appeal.
LED lighting is now the preferred choice among professionals and homeowners for its energy savings among other benefits. If you have a halogen system, you’ll want to learn more about this government regulation being implemented by 2020.
Landscape lighting is what we do. Every day.
We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated outdoor lighting company in 1992. Our team has years of experience creating and installing elegant outdoor lighting designs including providing maintenance and repair services to homes and businesses across the nation. Our award-winning company has been voted Best of Omaha and Best of Houzz by the community.