What is landscape lighting?
Landscape lighting refers to the use of outdoor lights to help illuminate the garden, water, outside the building and even a tree. It has both illumination function and artistic decoration and landscaping function. A fully illuminated landscape is essential to enhance the recreational function, safety and beautification of the area concerned. Because the LED light is a one-way light source, it plays a vital role in landscape lighting.
High color display index, color temperature options, etc.
When it comes to landscape lighting, LED is the ideal choice because of its high color-rendering index (CRI) and numerous color temperature options.
Advances in plastics technology and optics and the integration of LEDs pave the way for an ideal combination of optoelectronics. Another advantage of LEDs is that they do not use any filament and are stronger in themselves. Moreover, the LED is not so fragile, in the light source on the infusion of silicone or epoxy resin, such as waterproof agent is very simple, reasonable and safe.
Because the LED light source is very small, so the production of compressed size of the efficient lighting is very simple. For example, it is very possible to make a fountain lamp to cover the entire fountain, as long as the light source is separated, small in size, and connected in a parallel manner.
4 unique advantages of LED for landscape lighting
Brighter, better light
The main function of landscape lighting is safety and decoration. LEDs are considered to be the brightest light form that can achieve 170-180 lumens per watt and provide reliable light.
In addition to this feature, in the case of overheating conditions or short circuit, the LED is not easy to explode or burn at the light place.
LEDs do not emit any infrared or ultraviolet radiation, and there is no mercury at all. In addition, these lamps comply with RoHS standards, which means that the LED does not contain any dangerous substances, such as cadmium, mercury and so on. In contrast, metal halide lamps contain high cadmium content, while ultraviolet light is emitted while fluorescent lamps have mercury. LEDs are preferred as landscape lamps are installed near natural water bodies or trees.
Low maintenance cost
The presence of light sources in backyard lights is important because backyard lights are usually located in fragile areas. For example, the underwater light in a swimming pool is difficult to replace, because if you want to change the light, the swimming pool should be emptied. Another example is floodlight, which requires a crane to recover if problems arise. In most cases, the cost of replacing lights is much higher than that of lighting.
Low voltage operation
The function voltage of LED is lower than 4V DC, in order to make it run on 220V, we usually use switching power supply to reduce the voltage, thus converting AC to DC. If it is any direct contact with the water lamp, it is recommended to operate at a lower voltage, so as to avoid the occurrence of a disaster when the current outflow.
When it comes to traditional light sources, we need to use a specific inverter circuit to increase the voltage and convert it to alternating current. This reduces the safety and longevity of the lamp and increases the cost of the lamp. In addition LEDs are a safer option to run at low voltages and are safe to operate.