Posted on August 8, 2013 by John Bruce
Bring your home back to life with an upgraded outdoor lighting system
I like improvements. Whether a project, a process, or something personal, getting better moves us forward. If your summer improvements have included landscaping or outdoor projects, you may have found yourself taking a serious look at your outdoor lighting system. If it was installed some years ago, chances are the system is beginning to show its age. With lights continuously burning out, fixtures rusted or broken, painted finish peeling off and overall output is not as brilliant as it once was. Your landscaping has probably changed too. Trees have grown and no longer fit the lighting design, and you may have even made additions to your home that are not illuminated by outdoor lighting since they weren’t there when you installed the system. If you find any of these situations familiar, it may be time to consider upgrading.
An outdoor lighting system is an investment no matter when it is installed, but upgrading an old system can restore your outdoor spaces to their former glory. Depending on the age of your system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City may be able to upgrade it in phases rather than completing the project all at once. This approach could be preferable. After all, many of your fixtures may be working beautifully, and your wiring and transformer may still be in good shape.
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What can an upgrade do for you other than, once again, bringing your property the attention it deserves? Believe it or not, an upgrade can save you money in the long run. Whenever possible, we upgrade old fixtures to LED. Sometimes, this involves replacing the entire fixture, but many halogen fixtures can be retrofitted to burn LED bulbs. The investment needed to turn an older halogen system into an LED system may be less than you think. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City uses the newest, highest quality LED bulbs in our systems. They are efficient and durable. LED bulbs last up to 50 times longer than halogen lights and consume nearly 80% less energy. This translates to substantial savings over time in terms of utility bills and the cost of replacement bulbs. Additionally, because LED lights need less wattage to produce the same light, we may be able to increase the number of fixtures in your system without changing your transformer. Best of all, our LED light is indistinguishable from the halogen lamps that homeowners have preferred in years past, so you won’t need to sacrifice the look you love.
So as you wrap up your summer projects and improvements, be sure to take advantage our expertise and experience. Give us a call. We will work with you and your old outdoor lighting system to give you the best illumination while using as many of your old components as possible.
John Bruce, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City
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