All commercial property owners should be considering converting their existing lights to LEDs, but especially parking lots. Getting ready to plan your landscape lighting project can be a lot of fun! There are many advantages that LEDs pose over more traditional parking lot lighting. With that in mind, there are some approaches to lighting that can be overlooked. Switching to LED lights will greatly lower energy consumption, but that’s not all they’ll do.
Landscape lights don’t have to always go in the ground. LED Linear lights, unless specifically designed to, do not emit UV rays. This ensures a bug-free parking lot and a much more pleasant pedestrian experience. While they may not always emit the most functional light, they certainly make up for it by adding interest and an atmosphere of magic. LED lights are also much more durable than other types of bulbs, which means fewer maintenance requirements and lowers the probability that the light will break, significantly.
Lighting isn’t always about function, choosing a pendant light should be about the beauty of the fixture and the enjoyment it will bring you. Regardless of whether your fixtures allow for retrofitting or not, if you have existing lighting in place it will be less costly to switch to LEDs than if you’re starting from scratch. This is true for any type of lighting. Landscape lighting, like the name implies, typically resides in the landscape.
Landscape lighting can also be used to capture the architectural features of your home. Lighting your home from the foundation helps it feel rooted. But it is still a good idea to be informed about both your current lightning and the new LEDs you’ll be installing. Adding lights to your home can really help make your project feel whole and complete. Nothing is more frustrating than getting your lights out to your facility only to find out you need a slip fitter when you thought you had a trunnion mount.