Posted on August 28, 2014 by John Bruce
Cool off your outdoor lighting system without losing any of the beauty by upgrading to LED outdoor lighting.
Fall may be on its way, but right now, Kansas City is slugging through the dog days of summer. Simply put, it’s hot out, and residents are busy looking for ways to cool off – a trip to the pool, a water gun fight with the kids, ice cream and slushies, or maybe just staying indoors in the air conditioning. Cooling off is about all we’ve been able to think about the past week, so have you thought about cooling down your outdoor lighting? No, I’m not kidding. Traditional halogen lighting uses bulbs that heat up when they are turned on for long periods of time. Overheating can cause bulbs to burn out, wiring to burn up, and even fires to flare. So how do you cool down your outdoor lighting system? By upgrading to LED outdoor lighting.
Very often when discussing LED outdoor lighting, we highlight its energy efficiency and durability. It’s true that the high quality LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City consume 80% less energy and can last up to 25 times longer than halogen bulbs. But what is often overlooked is that LED outdoor lighting is less likely to cause fires than even low-voltage halogen lighting. Why? The answer lies within LED technology. Kansas City LED outdoor lighting doesn’t use “bulbs” to create light. LED is an acronym that stands for “light emitting diode”. These diodes are like bulbs because they emit light, but they don’t contain filaments that heat up to produce that light. Rather, LED light is produced by electrons moving about in a semiconductor. Because the light isn’t created by heat, Kansas City LED outdoor lights are much cooler to operate.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are cool operators.
The weather is roasting us, so everything is hotter, including your outdoor lighting system. If you have been considering an upgrade to LED because of its energy efficiency and durability, now is the perfect time. While an upgrade won’t cool you down, it will definitely give your wiring and transformer a break. If you have an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City halogen system in place, we can simply retrofit your fixtures, so they can accommodate LEDs. This will make an LED upgrade faster and much easier on your wallet.
So what are you waiting for? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today. While we can’t change the temperatures or drive away the dog days of summer, we can make your Kansas City outdoor lighting system cooler and safer, not to mention more energy efficient and durable.
John Bruce, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City