5 Benefits of LED Landscape Lighting

Are you looking to update the exterior of your home and save on your electric bill? Installing LED landscape lighting could help you do both.

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LED lighting is energy efficient and can provide a more modern look to your landscape lighting. Even if you currently have a halogen system, you may be able to convert it to LED.

LED landscape lighting has many advantages, including:

More Energy Efficient.

LED lights are 90% more efficient than bulbs used in traditional landscape lighting systems.

Lower Carbon Footprint.

LED is a “greener” technology as it emits less carbon dioxide.

Longer Lifespan.

Compared to traditional halogen lightbulb, which has the longevity of up to 4,000 hours, LED lights last up to 20,000 hours!

Less Insect Activity.

Unlike LED lights, halogen light bulbs emit UV light, which attracts insects. By switching to LED lights, you can potentially decrease insect activity in recreational areas like your backyard.

Better Visibility.

When LED landscape lighting first came out, residents were wary of using them as they produced only a faint glow. Now, you are able to choose from a variety of light intensity and hues of LED lights. In areas such as walkways and stairs, using high intensity LED lights could help prevent accidents.

Contact the licensed professionals at Summer Rain Lighting Systems to transform your backyard with LED landscape lighting.

Outdoor Wedding Reception Lighting Tips

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. What makes the day so great (besides marrying your best friend), is the ambiance of your venue. And when done right, the lighting can really transform your space — making your reception unforgettable for you and your guests.

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5 Lighting Tips For Your Wedding

  1. Figure out the style of your wedding.

Depending on the style of your wedding (i.e., rustic, classic, romantic), the lighting options will change. So before you go picking out lighting fixtures, it’s best to figure this out first.

  1. Assess the situation and place your lights.

Walk around the location and check where the problem areas are — it’s best to be prepared. Knowing which areas lack lighting and which areas are perfect for an Instagram photo shoot will help you on the day of.

  1. Match the color of light.

Going off of tip number one, if you end up adding lighting that’s the wrong color, you might as well not add anything at all. Depending on the temperature of the ambient light at the venue will determine what kind of lighting you need to add to balance the room out.

  1. Contact a professional for help.

You’ll be better off having a lighting expert and designer help you light your wedding venue. This person will be familiar with sore spots, built-in lighting options, and power capabilities.

For a lighting expert in Connecticut, contact the Summer Rain lighting experts.

  1. If your venue is outside, visit the space at night.

Visiting your outdoor venue at night will help you identify what areas need to be illuminated for safety reasons. Also, take note of any outdoor outlets and ask if your venue needs a permit for them.

We are licensed professionals with tremendous expertise. Our design team can create a custom plan to meet your outdoor lighting needs, and provide a proficient and timely installation using the highest quality fixtures.

Contact Summer Rain Lighting Systems, we will illuminate the beauty of your special day!