Are LED landscape lights worth it?

How long do LED landscape Lights last?

LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more. Some LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours. That is a life of more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also takes far less time to clean the lenses and so maintenance may only need to be done once annually and in less time.

Is landscaping lighting worth it?

Professional landscape lighting can increase the value of your home by up to 20%, and the perceived value can equate a quicker or higher offer when it’s time to sell. If you have invested in your landscape, patio, or other outdoor living areas, adding outdoor lighting extends the time you can enjoy your investments.

Is there a downside to LED lights?

Perhaps the biggest drawback of LED light bulbs is that they emit more blue light than incandescent bulbs, which are more on the red end of the spectrum. Blue light can cause a disruption in your circadian rhythm, negatively affect your ability to fall asleep and the quality of your sleep.

Do LED outdoor lights get hot?

Contrary to some marketing claims, LED bulbs do indeed generate heat as does anything that consumes electricity. The important thing to keep in mind is that LEDs consume a lot less energy than incandescent or halogen bulbs and are much more efficient in how they use that energy versus traditional bulb types.

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Do LED landscape lights burn out?

Many of today’s LED bulbs are rated to last 50,000 hours and come backed with warranties of up to five years or more. Eventually, the LED bulbs will pay off, and in the meantime, you’ll enjoy less heat production, longer bulb life, and the same warm, beautiful glow you enjoyed with incandescent lighting.

How much is outdoor lighting installed?

The national average cost of installing outdoor lighting is between $2,000 and $4,500. At the low end, a project that only includes incandescent path and deck lights costs from $2,000 to $3,000. A high-end installation that also includes designer, motion and solar-power lights costs between $5,000 and $6,000.

Why is LED bad for you?

The AMA says that life-long exposure of the retina and lens to blue peaks from LEDs can increase the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Studies also reveal that light emitted by LEDs can cause retinal changes, if there is high exposure for even a short period of time.