LED for landscape lighting? Because of these 4 unique advantages.
One of the key requirements for choosing the ideal source for landscape lighting is its long life. When it comes to service life, LEDs outperform other sources.
What is landscape lighting?
Landscape lighting refers to the use of outdoor lights to help illuminate gardens, water bodies, buildings and even a tree. It has both lighting functions, artistic decoration and landscaping. A fully illuminated landscape is essential to enhance the entertainment, safety and beautification of the area concerned. Since the LED light is a one-way light source, it plays a vital role in landscape lighting.
High color rendering index, color temperature options, etc.
When it comes to landscape lighting, LEDs are an ideal choice due to the high color rendering index (CRI) of LEDs and numerous color temperature options.
Advances in plastics technology and optics, as well as integration with LEDs, have paved the way for an ideal combination of optoelectronics.
Another benefit of LEDs is that they do not use any filaments and are inherently stronger. Moreover, LEDs are not so fragile, and it is very simple, reasonable and safe to inject a water repellent such as silicon or epoxy on the light source.
Since the light source of the LED is small, it is very simple to produce a high-efficiency illuminator of a compressed size. For example, it is quite possible to create a fountain light to cover the entire fountain, as long as the light sources are separate, small and connected in parallel.
LED's 4 unique advantages for landscape lighting.
Brighter, better light
The main function of landscape lighting is safety and decoration. LEDs are considered to be the brightest form of light, achieving 170-180 lumens per watt and providing reliable light.
In addition to this feature, in the case of overheating conditions or short circuits, the LED does not easily explode or burn out at the light source.
The LED does not emit any infrared or ultraviolet radiation and is completely free of mercury. In addition, these lamps comply with ROHS standards, which means that LEDs do not contain any hazardous substances such as cadmium, mercury, etc. In contrast, metal halite lamps contain high levels of cadmium and emit ultraviolet light while fluorescent lamps contain mercury. LEDs are preferred because landscape lights are placed near water or trees near nature.
Low maintenance costs.
The presence of a light source in a backyard light is important because the position of the backyard light is usually in a vulnerable area. For example, underwater lights in swimming pools are difficult to replace, because if you want to change lights, the pool should be emptied. Another example is the floodlights, which require a crane to recover if something goes wrong. In most cases, the cost of replacing the light is much higher than the cost of the light.
Low voltage operation.
The function voltage of the LED is lower than 4V DC. In order to operate it at 220V, we usually use a switching power supply to reduce the voltage and convert the AC to DC. If it is any light that is in direct contact with water, it is recommended to operate at a lower voltage to avoid an accident when the current flows out.
When it comes to traditional light sources, we need to use a specific inverter circuit to increase the voltage and convert it to AC. This reduces the safety and longevity of the luminaire while increasing the cost of the luminaire. In addition, LEDs are a safer option to operate at low voltages and are very safe to operate.