The next generation of light is here, and that means there’s more than one kind of light.
A landscape lighting specialist can design an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly lighting system for just about any environment, whether you want a simple, one-stop light that’s easy to install, or a high-performance, environmentally friendly system that will last you years in a wide range of climates and seasons.
Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about choosing the right lighting system.
What kind of lights do I need?
Most landscape lighting systems are designed to be used in two different kinds of conditions.
These are the warm and cool weather conditions, when the sun is shining and the plants are alive.
They’re also the hot weather conditions that occur when the air temperature is hot and the temperature is high.
These conditions require a wide array of lighting systems.
If you live in a desert or arid climate, you might not need any outdoor lighting, and you’ll need a wide variety of lighting sources to meet the needs of your particular area.
In this case, you need a range of different types of lighting that are weather-resistant, environmentally compatible, easy to maintain and produce consistent lighting.
There are also different types that are more suitable for different types and climates, such as a low-light, high-intensity, and high-efficiency lighting system, as well as a high temperature, low-intensity and high efficiency system.
These systems are the light of choice for outdoor landscaping.
The following are the main types of landscape lighting that can be used indoors, but there are many other types that can also be used outdoors.
High-intensity light: High-density LED (HID) lights are ideal for indoor use, because they produce the highest intensity and brightest light possible.
They are light-weight and cost less than other types of lights.
HID bulbs can produce a wide spectrum of colors and shades.
They can be switched between different temperatures, depending on how they’re used, and are much more energy-efficient than other LEDs.
This is especially important if you’re using them for indoor or outdoor lighting.
Low-intensity: These are usually less expensive than HID, but they’re also less bright.
Low intensity LED (LID) bulbs are more compact and lighter.
They also produce more light.
They have the advantage of being more energy efficient, because most LID bulbs are made from a type of plastic called polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which has a high level of heat-resistant properties.
Because they have a low temperature and high light output, LID lights last longer than HIDs.
They offer the added benefit of being much more eco-friendly because they’re not as harmful to the environment, are less energy-intensive and last longer.
Low temperature and low intensity LEDs are generally the most popular type of LED lighting for indoor, outdoor and marine lighting, as they have the most energy-efficiency characteristics.
High intensity LEDs: These light sources produce a higher output, more intense light, and more colors than low intensity bulbs.
High output LED (HE) bulbs produce a lot of light, but their low intensity means they’re less energy efficient.
HE bulbs are less efficient than HIFs and are not as eco-efficient.
HE lamps last longer and produce less heat than HE bulbs.
HE is often considered a cost-effective option for marine lighting because of their low cost.
HE lights last a lot longer and are more energy intensive than HEs, and they are less harmful to humans.
High temperature LED (HTL) bulbs can be an economical alternative to HEs for outdoor and outdoor lighting applications.
HTLs produce a light that can last for years.
They use less energy and produce more energy than HE lights.
HTs have a higher temperature and a shorter lifespan than HE, and can last longer in warmer climates.
HT LEDs last longer because they use a different type of polymer called polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
PVC is one of the most environmentally friendly materials.
HT bulbs last longer but have a lower output.
HT lighting produces a bright and clear light that produces high levels of color and brightness.
They last longer at higher temperatures, but it also takes longer to cool off.
HT LED lights are less expensive and do not last as long as HT bulbs.
HT lamps have a shorter shelf life because they have to be cooled off before they are ready to be replaced.
They often use more energy and can produce more heat.
Low energy intensity LED bulbs (LEI) are usually more expensive than HT LEDs because of the higher cost of materials and labor.
LEI bulbs produce less light, are more expensive to manufacture and are usually not as energy-saving.
LEIs have a longer shelf life than HE LEDs and are less environmentally friendly.
LE lights last more than HI bulbs and produce fewer heat and pollution-producing emissions.