16 Feb 2018

Whether it’s porch lights to welcome you home after sunset or ground-level lights that give your home’s landscape a dramatic nighttime flair, you’ll find more choices of outdoor lighting fixtures than ever before.  There are upgrades that can even be made to your current landscape lighting system.  From smart timers to LED, energy saving bulbs, many advancements have been made in the industry.

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LED bulbs are long lasting which saves you save money in the long run. The upfront costs of a LED lighting system are higher than a halogen system but the bulbs don’t have to be replaced nearly as much.  A halogen lighting system does not run as efficiently as an LED lighting system.  If a halogen bulb goes out it will cause other bulbs to burn faster and need to be replaced.  There is a risk of halogen bulbs burning hot enough that is mulch is left around it can cause it to possibly set fire.

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Landscape lighting creates a whole new feel to your outdoor space.  Adding a few to light a path or step lights are a great addition which look great and also make it safer to walk at night.  Hiring a professional company to install the lights is recommended.  While there are many DIY sites to help with the process, a professional knows the ins and outs of what is needed to have a quality lighting system that will be long-lasting.