Low-voltage LED Lighting vs. Halogen and Incandescent

When choosing a low-voltage outdoor lighting system for your Houston area home, one of the major components to consider is whether to use LED lamps and fixtures, or to use fixtures with traditional halogen and incandescent lamps.

Modern low-voltage outdoor lighting fixtures for your Galveston/Houston residence are available as integrated LED fixtures and traditional fixtures can be outfitted with retrofit LED lamps.  This doesn’t mean that halogen and incandescent fixtures are not being used anymore, however, when it comes to energy efficiency and performance there are many advantages to using LED lamps in your residential outdoor lighting system.

When it comes to energy efficiency and longevity of your low-voltage lighting system lamps, LED is definitely the way to go.   LED lamps can operate using as little as 20% of the energy that your traditional halogen and incandescent lamps consume.  This plays a big part in lowering the annual energy costs you have associated with operating your Houston, TX outdoor lighting system.

LED lamps also last much longer than traditional halogen and incandescent lamps.  Halogen and incandescent lamps last an average of 1000 to 5000 operating hours.  This means that these lamps will need to be replaced anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on how long you run your system at night.  LED lamps are rated as high as 40 to 50,000 hours meaning you will not have to replace an LED Lamp for at least 8 to 12 years or more.   This lessens the cost in replacing costly halogen and incandescent lamps which is also and advantage to using LED.

For low-voltage outdoor lighting systems in LEague City, the clear choice is using LED lamps and fixtures for your residential home.   For an energy efficient low-voltage outdoor lighting system, contact KC Elite Landscape Lighting for all your residential landscape lighting needs!