ILD celebrates the arrival of spring in full force and hopes that all of our valued clients had a fulfilling time with friends and family during our much needed spring break. Now, as sunshine becomes increasingly prevalent and weather continues to improve, we are all starting to turn our attention to the exteriors of our homes. With summer just around the corner, now is a good time to consider an outdoor maintenance check on your home exterior lighting.
Granted, there may not appear to be anything wrong with these outdoor garden lights, and it will certainly be good news to discover there is not. However, it is never good to wait until an embarrassing failure occurs at the last possible minute just before an outdoor party. Also, fixtures that are working, but not necessarily performing as well as they once did, could potentially be replaced with new extended life halogen lamps or LED lamps that use far less power and pay for themselves over time.
Many of us are in the yard planting gardens, or are considering hiring landscapers to develop new garden designs. We can help you with both. We not only know landscape contractors who offer this service, but we do all the lighting for the many gardens, accent softscapes, and outdoor architecture they develop. LED has made extensive strides in evolution that now make it perhaps the best source of light for illuminating the unique colors and patterns of vegetation. It is also super efficient to operate in terms of electrical costs.
At the same time, there are some specialty types of lighting that have yet to be surpassed in quality. One of these is the mercury vapor light, which has proven to be the very best type of fixture used in outdoor tree lighting. Frugal homeowners can appreciate the combination of less-is-more performance and energy efficiency this type of light offers. It has an extremely long lamp life, and a single fixture can light a larger area than a similar fixture with a different type of lamp.
In a nutshell, you need fewer of these mercury vapor tree lights to achieve the desired effect of artificial moonlight that professionally installed tree lighting produces. If you are using anything else to illuminate your trees, consider an upgrade that will save you money over the next decade by reducing operating costs and eliminating frequent replacement costs.
Finally, don’t forget about the new advances in lamp technologies that have made home security lighting more attractive, and more functional, than any time in history. The one-time costs of a few new perimeter and motion-controlled flood lights is an investment in the safety of your family, home, and guests that you will never regret.
We invite you to call today, view our landscape lighting video and/or schedule a complimentary lighting design analysis of your existing lighting system or to discuss upgrading your landscape lights. Let us shed some light on your party this year!
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