This week in the Kansas City Landscaping Lighting Blog, CLC Landscape Lighting would like to talk about how to change a gas light to a LED light. Gas exterior lantern style lights are beautiful; however, they are not without problems. The great news is that there are companies that make gas light conversion kits, allowing us the ability to take your current gas light fixture and remove the internal gas fixture and replace it with an identical LED version. This is really quite incredible. The cost savings to run the LED lights instead of gas could be as high as 90%!
LED lights also use around 75% less electricity then a typical incandescent bulb. These LED bulbs are rated for around 50,000 hours. That is equivalent to around 15 years of trouble-free use.
“15 years of trouble-free use”
You can use the LED light fixture just as you would your gas fixture by running your LED lights nonstop, with minimal cost. We think of ourselves as the best landscape lighting company in Kansas City, and we like to go above and beyond for us customers. We would recommend adding a timer or a dusk-to-dawn photo cell to the fixture so your lights come on automatically, saving you money while still maintaining that beautiful gas light look at dusk. Maybe the most common issue we face with gas lighting living here in the Midwest and planning landscape lighting in Kansas City is that we have high winds with our weather. High winds can blow out the gas lights, causing maintenance issues for homeowners. LED lighting, unlike gas, won’t be blown out and takes one less worry off the homeowner during the storm.
While we know the issues we have brought to attention today are not the end of the world, we do hope they provided some additional information between the differences between gas and LED lighting. When it comes to saving money and time, that is always something we bring to light here at CLC Landscape Lighting.
Remember at CLC Landscape Lighting, we offer a full line of landscape lighting in Kansas City. The first step to a beautiful outdoor area is calling us for a free consultation. Our expertise goes from gas light conversation to pathway lighting to a full immersive experience in your outdoor living space.